Manufacturing businesses attend Engineering Digital Mash-up event

Over 70 businesses attended the Manufacturing Technologies Association’s first Engineering Digital Mash-up event at Yamazaki Mazak’s European headquarters in Worcester.

The event was organised in partnership with Stirling Media and the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, with support from Autodesk and the Manufacturing Technology Centre.

The day event was aimed at SMEs looking to adopt digital technologies. The very latest information was given on the Midlands Digital Engine, the Worcestershire 5G Testbed and how SMEs can get support on their digital journey.

The morning session featured keynote presentation on how digital technology is impacting manufacturing, and a panel discussion to find out how this applies to the SME market. Attendees got to hear from numerous key speakers including both Chair Mark Stansfeld and Chief Executive Gary Woodman from the Worcestershire LEP.

In the afternoon delegates took part in tailored breakout sessions looking at a variety of topics which could help improve their businesses. These included data analytics, social media and sales tools for manufacturers and digital readiness.

MTA’s Head of Events, James Fudge, said: “We’re really pleased with the Engineering Digital Mash-up event. It was a great opportunity to get SMEs thinking about their digital journey and how technology can transform their business.”