Welcome to the BTMA website. This site is designed as a comprehensive reference to promote the services of BTMA Members and the products and services available from our Technical/Associate Members.
With the majority of our members being very busy throughout the last year, 2018 looks to be a similar year. The BTMA and its members will be exhibiting at numerous exhibitions throughout the year including MACH2018 in April and Subcon in June. The MACH exhibition this year will see a change of halls and layout at the NEC in Birmingham. From the latest reports, it looks as though it will be the biggest MACH ever!
Also in June we will be attending the SID congress in Limerick, Ireland. Some of our more “long standing” members have benefitted from these events in the past and I would like to encourage all members to support this event as I believe it will be beneficial to network with the other attendees in our industry from around the world.
At the bottom of the front page in the BTMA News section, for further information, we have included links to the MACH2018, Subcon and SID Congress sites.
The latest machine tool technology, available from many of our Technical Members, has had a big impact on the cutting of difficult to chip materials. Many of our members are investing in these technologies as we continue to demonstrate our position as a global leader in the manufacture of turned and machined components. We have recently seen an increase in the “re-shoring” of business back to the UK and our members are well placed to offer the best quality and service as the “Made in Britain” revival continues.
Obviously, BREXIT is still at the forefront of debating topics. My opinion is that we will not know the final outcome until the very last minute but it does seem that both parties have now accepted that there will be a transition period after the March 2019 deadline. This does make sense, which is strange coming from the mouths of politicians!!
BTMA encourages subcontract businesses of all sizes to join us in membership and benefit from the camaraderie, networking and support of like minded subcontractors. Engineering is an exciting and demanding sector to work in. It is also creative, inspiring and rewarding. There is no doubt engineers have shaped our world, producing goods in volume, solving problems and inventing technology for future generations. The benefits of BTMA membership can be found on the relevant Benefits pages of this website.
BTMA know that buyers can have confidence in UK manufacturing abilities and we welcome all enquiries through this website.
PRESIDENTS MESSAGE 2017
Phil Smith. President BTMA, Director of WealdPark Ltd.
Welcome to the BTMA website. The site is designed as a comprehensive reference to promote the services of BTMA Members and the products and services available from our Technical/Associate Members.
I am very pleased to be elected President of the Association that stands as a beacon for British ‘World Class’ manufacturing and I will endeavor to increase awareness of the many attributes of the BTMA across all manufacturing sectors.
The incentives to work with a subcontractor can be many and varied. To reduce costs, add a production facility to cover order intake, take advantage of specialist skills and gain use of the latest technology to be more competitive.
Changes within the UK economy have led subcontract buyers to need assistance in responding quickly to the demands of various industry sectors. The diversity of infrastructure has encouraged flexibility in the subcontract community and led to a ‘Made in Britain’ revival.
BTMA members are ‘World Class’ suppliers and offer competitive prices, flexible delivery packages and outstanding production using state-of-the-art machines and equipment.
The UK is known for high quality standards and as can be seen, BTMA members have the accreditations, machines, capability and capacities to meet the needs of buyers with assurances that they are purchasing high quality, precision made and reliable products that deliver.
As technology advances and the demand for high quality becoming ever more stringent, it will be even more important for buyers to know exactly where components, parts and assemblies have come from. This trend is also linked to the growing demand for environment friendly and socially responsible products.
BTMA members are at the forefront of technology and apply it to meet these requirements. Our Technical Members keep us informed about new machines, equipment, raw material and services as they are updated and become available.
British engineering offers many advantages so with constant consumer demand and changes within the global marketplace more businesses are considering manufacturing in the UK right from the start. The consequences of the BREXIT vote are still to be experienced, but manufacturers in this country have always had to compete and win new business based on their wealth of technical skills, knowledge and a strong history of innovation.
BTMA encourages subcontract businesses of all sizes to join us in membership and benefit from the camaraderie, networking and support of like-minded subcontractors. Engineering is an exciting and demanding sector to work in. It is also creative, inspiring and rewarding. There is no doubt engineers have shaped our World, producing goods in volume, solving problems and inventing technology for future generations.
BTMA know that buyers can have confidence in UK manufacturing abilities and we welcome all enquiries through the BTMA website – www.btma.org
Phil Smith .
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