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  neering sector, particularly SMEs. Accomplished lobbyists at Government and Bank of England level the EIA gives its members regular mailings on trade leads, news, joint ventures and inter-trade opportunities.
GAMBICA is the voice of instru- mentation, control, automation and laboratory technology in standards, regulation and policy. It offers a common platform for its 200-plus members and spreads best-practice in indus- trial automation, process instru- mentation & control, test & measurement equipment and laboratory technology sectors.
GTMA represents leading compa- nies in precision engineering, rapid product development, toolmaking, tooling technologies, additive manufacturing, metrology and other critical manufacturing prod- ucts and services. Its focus is on major sector opportunities and in providing a valuable resource for supply chains and cross-industry knowledge transfer.
The Metalforming Machinery Makers’ Association is the only body solely dedicated to repre- senting the sheet metal forming industry in the UK. Its main objective is to promote the inter- ests of companies involved in the manufacture and sale of metalforming machinery and ancillary products so its mem- bers thrive in today's market- place.
The Polymer Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors Association was formed in 1996 as the PMDA (Plastics Machinery Distributor Assoc) to agree standards for UK and overseas machinery. Its focus is still to exchange information through networking etc and to represent and give feedback on the development of EU and ISO standards.
The Rail Forum Midlands repre- sents over 160 businesses in
The Reshoring UK website - matching buyers with suppliers.
the Midlands and beyond cover- ing infrastructure and rolling stock, OEMs, manufacturers, service and consultancy providers to the industry. It works strategically with UK and regional governments, Rail Delivery, Supply Groups and LEPs as well as supporting its members.
The Surface Engineering Association is the voice of the entire surface engineering and finishing sector. It represents its members and the industry on EU and UK committees, and working groups, where legisla- tion, standards, and codes of practice are developed. Issues covered include health & safety, environmental issues etc.
The UK Tooling Alliance has over 100 experienced and validated toolmakers who provide a com- plete purchasing structure for procuring Mould and Press Tools. It specialises in a single contact source for purchasing suites of tools from qualified, quality accredited toolmakers to
ensure Quality and Delivery at competitive costs.
Welsh Automotive Forum
The Forum is the authoritative ‘Voice’ of the sector in Wales. Supported by the Welsh Government, its key roles include to encourage industrial and academic collaboration, promote business excellence and facilitate business to busi- ness opportunities through net- working and relationship build- ing. It is part of Industry Wales.
The Advanced Forming Research Centre is a globally recognised centre of excellence in metal forming research, man- ufacturing technologies and innovation. It is the heart of manufacturing research and development in Scotland and is the country’s only High Value Manufacturing Catapult centre; one of only seven in the UK.
The Knowledge Transfer Network provides local experts
to help those with innovative ideas find an academic partner to shape projects and deliver them on time. For over 40 years it has been helping businesses access the UK’s world-leading research base to innovate and grow. As a first step, contact your local Knowledge Transfer Adviser.
The Manufacturing Technology Centre develops and proves innovative manufacturing processes and technologies in partnership with industry, aca- demia and other institutions. Its focus is on delivering bespoke manufacturing system solutions for customers using some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world.
National Composites Centre
The Composites Centre has access to 'beyond' state-of-the- art technology and the best composites engineering capabili- ties in the world. Its aim is to be a world leader in composites technology, accelerating the development and uptake of composites. It helps customers solve the most complex engineering challenges of our time.
The WMG Centre High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult works in areas including light weighting and advanced materi- als, energy storage and man- agement, advanced propulsion systems and intelligent vehicles. It is part of the University of Warwick and was a founding member of the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult.
  GTMA Achievers
THE BOWERS GROUP prides itself on being the world’s leading bore gauge manufacturer in terms of both production volume and breadth of product range.
Already working in some of the most challeng- ing industries such as Oil & Gas, Defence, Aerospace and Automotive, Group member, Bowers UK, supplies UK industry with an unri- valled choice of high quality precision measur- ing equipment.
Customers benefit from the ‘one stop shop’ nature of its centralised sales, service, training
and customer support for the complete range of Bowers, Moore & Wright, Baty International and CV Instruments products.

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