Key Benefits

Key Benefits – at-a-glance


Recruitment: Professional Recruitment Partnership

Buyers Networks: GTMA networks with OEM and Tier 1 companies to further the UK engineering supply chain and provide business opportunities

Sector Supply Chain Meeting: Opportunities to network in the Aerospace, Medical, Automotive, Packaging, Oil & Gas, Composites, Marine, Rail and Energy industries

Out-Sourcing GTMA will source members’ requirements

Business Programme Providing GTMA members with a funded business programme for management development

Mediation Service Free a confidential service to resolve issues for members

Industry Standards: Regularly updated information on relevant standards for the industry are provided to GTMA members

Industry Statistics: Industry statistics for UK, Europe, Americas and Far East are available from GTMA

Business Helpline: Employment Law and Staff Management Service. Providing specialist telephone advice on employment law and a website providing a Staff Management Service

Health & Safety: Free health & safety audit and free unlimited help line cover for members

Insurance: Substantial savings for business insurance and private healthcare are available for GTMA members


Lobbying: GTMA lobbies government through EAMA on issues affecting the sector

Representation: GTMA is the UK representative for the International Special Tooling and Machining Association (ISTMA)

Marketing: Buyers Guide, GTMA News, GTMA website and Executive Briefings – Aerospace, Medical and ARM (Automotive, Rail and Marine), Executive Briefing

Conferences, exhibitions and seminars: Conferences, GTMA Roadshows: Bringing it Back to Britain, Make Measurement Matter and Sector Network Meetings

Technical Briefings: Opportunities for members to highlight their technical expertise to industry

Business Briefings: Providing business information to members

Trade Press: GTMA promotes members and features their expertise in the industry sectors


Industry Experts: Promoting technical information on the GTMA website

Technical Helpline: A metrology helpline to identify experts in technical fields from member companies to research and university establishments

Technical papers: A revision to The Real Cost of Tooling and Creating a Technical Hub for the UK Toolmaking industry and Allied Industries

Knowledge Transfer: GTMA is more than just a Trade Association. We embrace technology, procurement and supply chain initiatives to offer a full range of business solutions

R & D Advisors: Advice on availability of tax credits for your company


Best Practice and evaluation programme: GTMA provides assistance on the World Class self assessment profile

EU R & D Projects: Research projects for the Toolmaking industry

Financial Solutions Scheme Awards: GTMA provides financial solutions to the industry for Leasing and Purchasing of equipment, software and the facility for re-financing your business, the alternative to invoice discounting. In this current economic climate, loans from High Street Banks have become difficult, however, GTMA has access to unsecured loans of up to £50k dependent on status.

To find out more about the work of the GTMA or for further information please contact GTMA on email

        About GTMA

        • An established UK trade association
        • Representing companies throughout the engineering supply chain
        • Specialists in working with manufacturing sectors at OEM/Tier1 levels
        • Providing supply chain solutions, technology transfer and industry sector events

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