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 SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS
   CONTENTS
CEO Foreword 5 Supply Chain News 6-8
MEDICAL UPDATE 9-13 Med-Tech Innovation 9-11 GTMA Exhibitors 11 Medical Suppliers 9-13
MANUFACTURING SOLUTIONS IRELAND
SHOW GUIDE 14-43 It's Better Than Ever 16-17 Welcome Messages 18-19 A-Z of Exhibitors 21-25 Floor Plan 30-31 Featured Companies 28-43
AUTOMOTIVE FOCUS 44-51
Supply Chain News 52
BUYER:SUPPLIER CONNECT
Industry Sector Updates 53 Good News Stories 54 Human Resources 55 New Suppliers 56-57 Supply Chain Events 58
Press Releases 59
Front cover image of the Solar-Powered Car - see page 52.
GTMA moves
forward as politicians continue to play politics
        As we enter the second quarter of 2019, and wonder what the future holds for manufacturing in the UK, we can only speculate how much longer our politicians will continue to play at politics and not consider the damage it is undoubtedly causing to business, our future and our place in the world.
The EU has its own issues with the UK leaving. It is affecting the finan- cial markets as some EU countries face recession and there are other concerns surrounding the departure of the UK and Northern Ireland.
The UK has over 5.7 million SMEs employing around 15.8 million peo- ple, and they contribute close to 20% of GDP (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, 2019). It is anticipated UK SMEs will contribute around £250 billion by 2025 which is about 19% more than the current figure.
In the meantime most SMEs continue to move forward despite this uncertainty; and GTMA is no exception. We continue to attract a diverse range of new members. These companies offer automation, mould and tool technologies, machine tool and ancillaries equipment, cutting tools, turnkey project engineering support & design, and preci- sion manufacturing. All now join our existing supply chain of engineer- ing skills available at www.gtma.co.uk
We are delighted to welcome Fanuc, Filtermist, Morson Projects, R- Winter Tooling, National Composite Catapult Centre, Plazology, Surface Generation, IBS Precision Engineering, Surtec North East, Guhring, Tebis, Solent University, Ewikon, Consort Medical, and Park Sheet Metal.
Each company will, no doubt, have a different reason for joining GTMA. However our digital marketing programme provides a key route to market for companies and we believe our digital network is an important benefit for companies in today’s marketplace. Our platform for each member includes business profiles, press releases, videos, products and services and is maintained daily. In addition, we provide a highly successful social media platform for each member to max- imise their marketing presence.
Our experienced, dedicated and knowledgeable team at the GTMA ensure that engineering and manufacturing companies receive our support for their business either through our services or benefit from our free procurement service which provides manufacturers with tech- nical support for sourcing engineering suppliers.
Julia Moore, Chief Executive
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