GTMA to hold toolmaker forums around the UK
By Anthony Clark
Posted 5 December 2011
The GTMA is to hold a series of regional Toolmakers’ Forums – a series of informal meetings designed to offer toolmakers an opportunity to discuss issues with the association and receive advice and feedback.
GTMA director Peter Barnes, who will be chairing all the meetings, said: “I have been fortunate enough to travel widely and have experience of toolmakers in Europe, America and Asia. This gives me a wealth of knowledge as to how technology is developing and provides me with a global benchmark to stimulate the understanding necessary to plan for the future and inevitable changes that will come over the next decade.
“Without any doubt investment needs to be made in equipment and technology. I believe that if you move with technology as an early adopter then that is the opportunity to maximise profit.”
Although many toolmakers compete they also need to pull together, believes Barnes. He therefore sees the forums as the foundation of a network of companies willing to use the resources within their businesses and realise there is strength in numbers by networking through the GTMA.
For more information visit: www.gtma.co.uk
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