The UK's manufacturing technology sector had further reason for festive cheer today as the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) revealed another boost in orders in recent weeks.
Levels of inquiries and order intake are both up compared to previous months, pointing to a business environment which is looking to invest in capital equipment.
The trend is positive in terms of jobs in the industry too, with several MTA members reporting increased numbers of vacancies.
Graham Dewhurst, Director General of the MTA says, “The results from our survey are positive for the manufacturing sector with the indicators pointing to an optimistic start to 2011. The flash survey provides an excellent temperature check of the industry – and we hope that the tough times are finally behind us and we can look forward to a prosperous future.”