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 RESHORING UK – A unique collaboration
  Reshoring UK is a unique col- laboration of leading industrial engineering associations to assist manufacturers connect with trusted, accredited sup- pliers capable of delivering products and services that match their requirements.
It was launched by the GTMA
and now has over 20 organisa- tions including a wide range of engineering and manufacturing Catapult Centres.
As such it is a valuable resource for OEMs and Tier 1s in supply
chains in key sectors including Aerospace, Automotive, Defence, Energy, Marine, Medical and Rail.
One of its key aims is to demon- strate the strength of UK engi- neering and to encourage work to be reshored to the UK from overseas.
Baroness Burt, Patron of Reshoring UK, says it “identifies
the extent of innovation and skills available to UK manufac- turers.”
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The organisations making up the Reshoring UK initiative as we went to Press are listed below. They represent over 5000 companies in the UK manufacturing base and the network is set to grow in the coming months.
The Association of British HealthTech Industries is the UK’s lead association for health technology (HealthTech). Members, including both multi- nationals and SMEs, supply products from syringes and wound dressings to surgical robots and digitally enhanced technologies. ABHI’s 280 mem- bers account for about 80% of the sector by value.
Founded in 1995 the Association of Industrial Laser Users is run by and for the laser community. It promotes the use of lasers primarily for material processing applications in man- ufacturing. It is more than just a trade association as it also helps
end users, researchers and the full supply chain; and dissemi- nates the technology widely.
The British Abrasives Federation gives UK abrasive suppliers the opportunity to take an active role in the generation of new safety rules, regulations and standards. It provides specialist members to CEN (European Committee for Standardisation) Safety, ISO (International Standards Organisation) and works closely with BSI and HSE.
In a world of constantly chang- ing legislation and standards, the British Compressed Air Society plays a crucial role in driving progress in the com- pressed air industry. It is the only UK technical trade associa- tion open to manufacturers, dis- tributors and end users of com- pressors, vacuum pumps, pneu- matic tools and allied products.
The British Coatings Federation is the sole UK Trade Association
for manufacturers of decorative, industrial and powder coatings, printing inks and wallcovering. Coatings are critical to UK industry, with 300,000 workers relying on its products daily. BCF members represent 95% of the UK sales of coatings, inks and wallcovering.
The British Measurement & Testing Association speaks with one voice to Government, UKAS, BSI and other official bodies on issues affecting the measurement and testing com- munity. It represents the inter- ests of the sector in the UK and in Europe, through its represen- tation on EUROLAB, the voice of laboratories in Europe.
The British Turned part & machined component Manufacturers Association is ‘THE’ Trade Association for UK manufacturers producing preci- sion turned parts and machined components. Its full members are UK companies with at least 50% of turnover coming from
the manufacture of precision machined components.
The Confederation of British Metalforming is the lead associ- ation for manufacturers of fas- teners, forgings and pressings, cold rolled and sheet metal products. Its members create components, fabrications and structures for OEMs in sectors including aero, auto, construc- tion, defence, engineering, nuclear, offshore and white goods.
Members of the Cast Metals Federation are specialists in any metal, shape, size or process, from prototyping to high volume production, and the organisa- tions' fast track enquiry service will help you find the Best of British Casting. It is a single point of contact for casting as well as on the activities of the UK foundry industry.
Composites UK
Composites UK is the UK trade association for the National composites industry. It has grown rapidly over the last five years, now representing more than 340 companies from across the supply chain. It runs a comprehensive series of net- working events and its key aim is to support companies to suc- ceed in the competitive global market.
The Engineering Industries Association has over 60 years in promoting trade and represent- ing the interests of the UK engi-
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