The MTC provides expertise for FESPA UK Industry Forum

Tim Andrews

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) has been secured as a partner for FESPA UK Association’s Industry Forum on the 4th Industrial Revolution.

The MTC has the facilities and expertise to guide companies into the next phase of manufacturing and their experts will be outlining and explaining some of the techniques now available.

Speakers will include Nigel Knapp, a business development manager at the MTC, and Tim Andrews, a senior consultant at the MTC.

Mr Knapp will speak on ‘Preparing Your Business To Embrace New Technology’. He is qualified in mechanical engineering with GEC Marconi Radar and this led to a 25 year career in sales and marketing management in industrial automation and control systems, including European manager for Toshiba International, plus marketing and commercial manager for Schneider Electric, based in Coventry.

He joined the MTC in 2016, having previously managed the Growth Accelerator programme covering Coventry and Warwickshire.

Tim Andrews is a senior consultant at the MTC and will speak on ‘How To Improve The Bottom Line Using Advanced Technology’. He qualified in mechanical engineering from Coventry University in the early 80s and held several technical and commercial roles at British Steel, GKN, Massey Ferguson and Yale Materials Handling before joining an embryonic technology business in 1995.

Nigel Knapp

At the MTC he works in the Manufacturing Operational Efficiency team with a remit to promote awareness in digital manufacturing and use of digital systems and tools.

Both men will be available to answer individuals’ questions and talk about some of the government funding available to help take advantage of new manufacturing technologies.

The Industry Forum will be held at The Ritz in London on September 12, but there are only 20 places available. Early booking is therefore recommended.

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