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Composites UK is the trade association for the UK composites industry.

The association acts to encourage continuous growth and development of the industry, promoting the best-practice use of composites materials. Its role is to bring companies throughout the supply chain together creating partnerships, as-well-as creating a unified voice to drive the industry forward, benefiting all of those involved.

Composites UK encourages members to be active – to get involved, ask questions, help others – and does so through offering members access to benefits in the categories of knowledge, support, network and growth.

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Department for International Trade is the Government department that helps UK based companies succeed in an increasingly global economy. The range of expert services is tailored to the needs of individual businesses to maximise their international success. Companies are given advice and practical support, and staff can assist at all stages of the business planning cycle, from inception to completion. DIT secures UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade. DIT are an international economic department, responsible for: bringing together policy, promotion and financial expertise to break down barriers to trade and investment, and help businesses succeed; delivering a new trade policy framework for the UK as it leaves the EU; promoting British trade and investment across the world and building the global appetite for British goods and services.

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At EEF we help to foster enterprise and innovation, keeping business safe, compliant and future-focused. Everything we do is designed to help the manufacturing and engineering industry flourish, from providing essential business support and training, to championing our industry within government in the UK and in Europe.

Our business support services cover HR and employment law, health, safety and sustainability, productivity improvement, supply chain development, and research and intelligence. We also provide a wide range of training and skills development Our advice, expertise and influence helps you to compete and grow. 

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NetComposites brings together a global composites industry network of over 200,000 people through its news, conferences and networking platform.

At the core of NetComposites is a passion for the industry and an eagerness for growing the network that carries it. We work to empower people with knowledge and connections that enable them to not only go about their business, but also progress themselves, their company and the associated industries.

More and more people within the industry are turning to us to use our industry knowledge to work with them on their own company, event or project dissemination. With our industry background and extensive contacts we are ideally placed to partner with you on any industry related marketing activity.

The company has a range of conference brands covering topics such as composites in sport and construction, composites innovation and biocomposites.

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The Aluminium Federation (‘ALFED’) is the trade association representing the interests of the UK aluminium industry. Working closely with European Aluminium and the International Aluminium Institute, ALFED acts as the point of contact between the aluminium industry and its many stakeholders.

Based in the UK's manufacturing heartland, ALFED works to expand the market for aluminium products in the UK, and to promote the interests of its members. ALFED speaks on behalf of its members on relevant issues, and manages the All Party Parliamentary Group for the UK aluminium industry.

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Established in 1933 the British Plastics Federation is the most powerful voice in the UK plastic industry with over 400 members across the plastics industry supply chain, material producers and suppliers, recyclers, services providers, end users, plastics processors and machinery manufacturers. BPF hosts a number of industry related websites including an online encyclopaedia, bookshop, online training and education platform


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Confederation of British Metalforming (CBM) is THE leading trade association for UK manufacturers of fasteners, forgings, pressings and cold rolled products; the very building blocks of UK manufacturing. CBM members provide high quality components to key industry sectors; indeed virtually every manufacturing sector buys components from a CBM member company, most of which hold a range of third party quality accreditations.

In addition to CBM’s manufacturing companies, its associate members include suppliers of materials, equipment, consumables and services, universities and research bodies - a true reflection of CBM’s support of a totally integrated metalforming community.

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The Engineering Integrity Society is a long-established charitable society, focusing on the areas of fatigue, testing and durability. It offers a unique forum for industrial engineers to exchange ideas and experience. Since its foundation in 1985 the Society has made an important contribution to engineering science, holding major National and International Conferences, organising and co-ordinating specialist task groups and presenting technical seminars. The EIS organises seminars, exhibitions and training programmes, which are valued for their informal yet informed character. The Society also holds an annual Instrumentation, Analysis and Testing exhibition, including forums on topics of current interest to engineers. 

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GTMA is a UK-based trade association representing leading companies in precision engineering, rapid product development, toolmaking, tooling technologies, metrology and other critical manufacturing related products and services.

We have a committed strategy to focus on major market sector opportunities, from aerospace and automotive to medical and marine.

Our work with OEMs and Tier 1s has seen initiatives to raise standards in our membership base which is now seen as a valuable resource for buyers building manufacturing supply chains.

These initiatives include the launch three years ago of the Manufacturing Resource Centre (MRC) specifically dedicated to providing supply chain solutions.

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As a Trade Association, The SEA endeavour to be the voice that represents our members in areas surrounding legislation and government that affect our ability to produce and compete successfully in an increasingly competitive global market. We are very proud of the contribution that the UK treatment industries have made to current technology employed around the world and as an association, we work tirelessly to offer our members the very best advice and assistance in all aspects of their activities.

Environmental and Health & Safety issues dominate our industry as legislation continues to be passed down from the EU without any real consideration of its impact on day to day operations. The SEA has been instrumental in making sure that members are kept informed of these changes and are well represented in various forums to protect our members' interests.

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The MIA is the global business network for the motorsport industry. It serves the motorsport high performance engineering, tuning and services industry, with an unequalled worldwide network of contacts to help member companies develop new business and link to Government. The MIA has embraced an ever-expanding international network of business contacts, the result being that today it boasts nearly 400 Global members, whose companies transact more than £9 billion of motorsport business worldwide.

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The North West Aerospace Alliance represents the cluster of Aerospace companies in the North West of England. The NWAA Cluster is the fourth largest in the world with 230 member companies and a turnover in excess of £7billion representing one third of the UK’s Aerospace Industry. The NWAA’s mission is to support our members from the aerospace defence sectors in three key areas; supply chain development, skills and innovation. Our work consistently raises the international profile of our members and positions the region as a global centre of excellence.

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The UK Lubricants Association (UKLA) actively represents member company’s interests both at home and overseas.Representing the majority of the UK Lubricants Industry, the UKLA is actively engaged with other trade associations on matters impacting the industry through participation in consultation, representation and lobbying to UK and European Government and industry authorities. In addition to our core representation role and activity, we also provide our membership with industry networking events and knowledge sharing, through training, seminars, communications on industry developments and relevant legislation.

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Since its launch at the 2006 Farnborough Airshow, Aerospace Manufacturing has grown to become the leading B2B publication focusing on the design, production and supply chain of the civil and defence aerospace sectors.

Published 10 times each year, the magazine provides news and exclusive features on the latest technologies, along with comment from key organisations and industry figureheads.

Distributed to 14,280 industry professionals within Europe, Aerospace Manufacturing’s informed editorial content serves as a regular source of information for those within the industry making decisions that will shape the aircraft of tomorrow.

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Airframer is a unique online directory which links aircraft manufacturers and their aircraft programs with suppliers, and analyses these suppliers sector-by-sector. The site now attracts over 275,000 unique visitors a year, and many of the world's largest aerospace manufacturers have corporate subscriptions to allow unlimited access to staff at all of their facilities.

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Circulated to an ABC-audited readership of 10,023, Composites in Manufacturing (CiM) delivers the latest news, product developments, topical features, application stories and event previews from across the UK composites industry every quarter.

Published 5 times a year, each issue of CiM will include exclusive application stories reporting on the latest news affecting the aerospace, automotive/auto sport, construction, marine, medical, military, sports equipment, wind energy/power generation and railway industries.

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Professional Engineering provides Europe’s leading engineers with industry news, business intelligence, interviews and analysis which helps them make more informed buying decisions.

Professional Engineering is the UK’s leading engineering title and membership title to the IMechE - Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

Professional Engineering is ABC audited at 60,994 magazines per month and 113,000 digital readers per month. It's paid for and 100% requested so your business is only seen by people who are truly engaged with reading our product.

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The editorial team on Production Engineering Solutions is dedicated to covering all of the technological areas pertinent to mechanical and production engineers everywhere. Machine tools, tooling, quality, workholding, sheet metalworking, computer aided engineering and e-enabled manufacturing are all regularly featured along with vital services offered by the UK’s leading subcontract specialists. With an ABC-audited circulation of over 15,000 recipients, this mix of information provides the readers – key decision makers within the industry – with the knowledge and insight required to make informed engineering choices.

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Supporting Media is the global airport industry's number one meeting place for Operators, Vendors, Airlines, Authorities, Architects, Ground Handlers, Consultants and System integrators. The portal encompasses all aspects of airport equipment, technology, design and services.

We provide a comprehensive breakdown of products and services from leading industry contractors, with up-to-date news and press releases when exciting developments occur. With links to the most important airport related events, organisations and governing bodies in the world.

Visit the website: is the global airport industry's number one meeting place for Operators, Vendors, Airlines, Authorities, Architects, Ground Handlers, Consultants and System integrators. The portal encompasses all aspects of airport equipment, technology, design and services.

We provide a comprehensive breakdown of products and services from leading industry contractors, with up-to-date news and press releases when exciting developments occur. With links to the most important airport related events, organisations and governing bodies in the world.

Visit the website: is the global airline industry's fastest growing meeting place for Airline CEOs, Directors, Food/Beverage Managers, Purchasers, Catering Companies, Flight Kitchens, OEMs, MROs, Ground Handlers, Cargo Carriers, Airside Managers, Contractors, Consultants and System integrators. The portal encompasses all aspects of airline equipment, technology, design and services.

We provide a comprehensive breakdown of products and services from leading industry contractors, with up-to-date news and press releases when exciting developments occur. With links to the most important airline related events, organisations and governing bodies in the world.

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CW is the leading international community for companies involved in the research, development and application of wireless and mobile, internet, semiconductor and software technologies. With over 400 members from major network operators and device manufacturers to innovative start-ups and universities, CW stimulates debate and collaboration, harnesses and shares knowledge, and helps to build connections between academia and industry.

CW's 20 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide its members with a dynamic forum where they can network with their peers, track the latest technology trends and business developments and position their organisations in key market sectors. CW also organises major conferences and start-up competitions along with other high-quality industry networking events and dinners. With headquarters at the heart of Cambridge, UK, CW partners with other international industry clusters and organisations to extend its reach and remain at the forefront of global developments and business opportunities.

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Through case studies, technical articles and news from leading joining technology suppliers and experts, the website reinforces the critical value of integrating fastening technologies in the design process and adopting their intelligent use for in place cost reductions, continuous product improvements, as well as safety and performance enhancements. is part of the Fastener + Fixing Magazines portfolio. For more information please visit

AviTrader has become the leading electronic source for up-to-date commercial aviation news. Since launching in 2005, AviTrader Publications has expanded to produce daily, weekly and monthly products providing our readership with breaking news, global perspective and exclusive insight into the topics that most concern the worldwide aviation community.

In addition to the AviTrader DAILY NEWS ALERT, AviTrader WEEKLY AVIATION HEADLINES and the AviTrader MRO e-magazine, AviTrader also publishes a weekly Aircraft and Engine Marketplace, available in a convenient pdf format.

Our publications are all available free-of-charge and delivered straight to your inbox, every day, week and month, all year round. 

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CERAMIC APPLICATIONS is the platform for advances in the development of ceramic components and systems for sustainable, economic applications in their wide range of industrial sectors. Design engineers need regular updates on innovative applications of ceramic materials as they can provide extraordinary combinations of mechanical, electrical, thermal and chemical properties for enhanced system engineering.

CERAMIC APPLICATIONS heightens awareness for the strengths of ceramic components on a broad, technically detailed basis and provides a medium to exchange professional expertise, knowledge and ideas.

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Compositi is the magazine leader in the Italian composites market, since 2006 has been the institutional magazine of the Italian Association of composite materials: Assocompositi.

We provide the most widespread distribution in the Italian automotive, aerospace, marine, building, wind energy, and sport industries thanks to our partnership with Assocompositi, the most renowned R&D centers, and the top universities.

The informations are also developed on the web through our portal It is online from June 2014, it draws attention to the most important exhibitions and conferences of the world; it includes news from the international associations and flashes about the most innovative products offered in the market.

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Since 2006 the only Italian independent bilingual magazine, published in English/Italian dedicated to the Composites Industry

Over the years, Composite Solutions has gained an excellent reputation for the high quality of the information published and it is appreciated by the global community of this industry. Composite Solutions deals with the most interesting developments in all industrial sectors presenting the most innovative solutions on the market.

Our magazine reaches designers and manufacturers of many industries where composites are or can be used. Our goal is to keep our readers up to date with all the latest materials and processing technologies, highlighting opportunities and new challenges giving useful information. We give our readers the latest information from the Composite Materials Industry, from raw materials to finished products.

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Printed magazine: 6500 copies

Digital format: 18.000 readers worldwide

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Engineering Subcontractor was introduced in September 2004 as the first dedicated magazine of its kind in the UK. Precision engineers and metal fabricators are invited to source the latest products and applications in order to increase productivity. Independent research has shown that this sector is responsible for approximately 80% of all machine tools and equipment purchased in the UK, hence the need for their own magazine. 

Highly relevant editorial content and a reader friendly format makes Engineering Subcontractor the magazine that subcontractors want to read.

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The European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) is a European Trade Association representing the powder metallurgy industry. The EPMA covers EU wide industries dealing with powder metallurgy (PM), such as powder producers, equipment providers, component manufacturers and end users.

The EPMA has 3 key missions; To promote & develop PM technology in Europe through technical conferences and collaborative workings between academia and industry; To represent the European PM Industry within Europe and internationally, by showcasing the potential uses of PM products; To develop the future of PM by stimulating EPMA Members into creating club projects for the benefit of the entire PM community.

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Grinding & Surface Finishing Magazine was launched in 2003 and is well established as the leading title in the UK for end users of production grinding and metal finishing equipment. Published 5 times a year, its readers include production executives in leading motor vehicle and aerospace companies, as well as specialist subcontractors. The easy to read page layout and highly informative content enables them to source the latest equipment and applications for their specific process.

The editorial team includes experienced freelance journalists, and prides itself on being active and involved in the market that it writes about.

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A digital magazine, Industrial Buyer provides a showcase of news, products and issues relevant to Industrial Buyers and Facilities Managers across the industrial sectors. Circulated to over 40,000 individuals across a broad spectrum of industrial sectors, including manufacturers in Aerospace, Agricultural, Food & Drink, Electrical, Electronic, Automotive, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Engineering, Environmental, Oil & Gas, plant & machinery, plastics, rail, civil engineers and Construction.

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IEN Europe (Industrial Engineering News) is the most important source of information for industrial decision makers in the B2B market. With more than 40 years of history, IEN Europe has been the reference magazine for new products and solutions, reaching the Pan Europe industrial world and market place.


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Lucintel, the premier global management consulting and market research firm creates winning strategy for growth - whether you need to understand market dynamics, identify new opportunities, or increase your profitability. Lucintel team of trusted industry experts for materials and manufacturing industries have executed over hundreds of consulting projects for clients, ranging from small up to multinational companies such as 3M, Audi, BASF, Cytec, DSM, Eastman, GE, Huntsman, Momentive and Sumitomo. To learn how Lucintel can help focus your business development efforts with pragmatic solutions, watch a 3.5-minute short movie at

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Lube Magazine is published by the United Kingdom Lubricants Association (UKLA) and is the Official Journal of UEIL – the European lubricants industry organisation based in Brussels, Belgium. UKLA is the UK Delegation to UEIL. Lube is a bi-monthly magazine provided free to qualified subscribers. It is distributed to readers in 119 countries and via relevant sector Trade Events.

Lube includes European and worldwide features and technical articles on: Automotive and Industrial sector developments; Metalworking Fluids; Automotive and Industrial Greases; Base Oil issues; the impact of new and modified product specifications; forthcoming legislation; industry news; profiles; plus a 'Forthcoming Events' diary.

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In the market for a new or used machine tool? Then you’ll find it in Machinery Market, the leading weekly news magazine for new and used machinery – in print and digital formats as well as online via our website. With in-depth news plus extensive advertising for new or used machinery and equipment from around the world, it is the essential source of information for the engineering industry every week.

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Materials & Manufacturing Technologies covers the whole range of high performance lightweight materials available and then looks at the techniques/technologies used when manufacturing parts that are both stronger and lighter.

Through 10,000 printed copies and an additional 22,000 digital issues, M&MT magazine offers superb coverage of the lightweight materials manufacturing sector.

Contact Phil Sloan on 07989 552530 or email for further details.

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Launched in 2003, MTI magazine provides a simple and expedient method of facilitating used machine tool transactions, and boasts an international monthly magazine circulation of 20,000. The complementary MTI websites and not only host a digital version of the magazine but many other advanced features such as videos of the latest machines for sale.

In print and online, MTI’s use of full colour machine photo panels, offered at low cost, together with the first real weekly international circulation, has revolutionised the way used machine tools are bought and sold

With a global circulation that stretches across Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the Far East as well as the UK, Western Europe and North America, MTI addresses the needs of a truly worldwide manufacturing audience, whatever the language.

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Materials World is the IOM3 monthly members' magazine, specifically devoted to the engineering materials cycle, from mining and extraction, through processing and application, to recycling and recovery.

The magazine is widely accepted as the leading publication in its field, promoting the latest developments and new technologies.

Editorial content is delivered in a technical but accessible style, and keeps readers up to date with their industry, new trends, materials and processes.

The broad range of topics covered in each issue and the ongoing focus given to opportunities for individual personal development, make the magazine essential reading.

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The Number 1 International sheet metalworking and cutting tools journal, Machinary World is a part of the Sheen Publishing group. It was launched in 1982 to serve the Machinery & Production Engineering Sector.

Editorially Machinery World is an up to date news and information vehicle which aims to keep the manufacturing industry abreast of new products and market developments.

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Process Engineering Control & Manufacturing is a lively, engaging, insightful independent publication that targets over 300,000 specifiers. The publication offers practical advice & solutions on the technical and management challenges faced by engineers and managers in the process & manufacturing industries.

Every issue of the magazine contains the latest news, in-depth features, together with the latest product innovations, case studies showing how process engineers are implementing new technologies to reduce costs and the impact on the environment.

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Racecar Engineering brings you the best possible insight into all forms of the continually changing world of motorsport engineering. From keeping pace with the latest technologies to expanding your knowledge of racecar design and operation, no magazine gets you closer.

Using the expertise of industry professionals, we look in detail at racecar design and innovation, whilst also keeping you up to date with news and developments from all the major race series across the globe.

Whether you are a keen observer, an industry professional or a racer looking to expand your knowledge, Racecar Engineering has something for you.

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Inside Composites is a digital news and information platform, which publishes daily news, comment, features, interviews and reports on the composites sector. Its unique free content is complemented by customisable daily news alerts and weekly e-newsletters.

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Innovation in textiles delivers unique news content, comment and features on new products, processes and technologies for the technical textiles industry. This dynamic website, where all content is free to access, was created in 2009 as a fresh alternative to traditionally printed trade magazines and continues to enjoy a growing following year on year.

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Founded in 2006 MTD Ltd is now the UK's leading online marketing portal for machine tool and tooling suppliers in the UK.

Boasting over 1000 visitors every day MTD works tirelessly to provide a platform that engineers can use to save time and money when purchasing machinery and accessories.

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Prototype Today is an informational resource website for prototyping, 3d printing, and manufacturing videos, news and events. The site contains over 6000 videos broken down into 60+ categories for easy access. There are also over 5500 articles and press releases available to search by a variety of criteria including company, most recent, tags, most popular and by month.

For more than 50 years Reinforced Plastics magazine has been providing designers, manufacturers and end-users of composite products impartial and informed information on the global composites industry. Each issue of the magazine brings you the latest business, technology and applications news, plus feature articles covering topical and technical issues in more detail.

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As well as our three main areas of focus – precision robots, collaborative robots and next generation automation – RoboPro will examine the investment scene surrounding the industry. Investors are on the hunt for global growth situations that span robotics and automation applications. And these range across all the key industrial areas, from technology, manufacturing, transportation, defence and healthcare. And although the robotics sector is changing on an almost daily basis, we should remember that it is still at an early age.

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Manufacturing & Engineering Magazine, abbreviated to MEM, is a leading UK engineering magazine and manufacturing news source, covering a wide assortment of industry news sectors such as: transport, construction & infrastructure, healthcare, technology, manufacturing and consumer goods. Our editor says, “Through a combined print and online readership in excess of 100,000 industry professionals, Manufacturing & Engineering Magazine is the number one source for UK engineering news, developments and case studies. As such, the magazine offers the ideal channel for businesses looking to talk about their services on a national scale, in an entirely business to business format.”

Visit the website:, the online information centre for sensors and measurement equipment. Now in its 17th year, has become a well established and powerful online reference website for engineers to source and learn about all types of sensors and measurement equipment.

With over 4500 pages of technical information, is visited by around 19,000 people every day, ranking with search engines for top referrals.

Easy to use and navigate, the website's favourite areas include the pages on 'Suppliers', 'What's New', 'Catalogues', 'How they work' and the popular 'Problems' page.

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Zenoot is a single source of information to help UK manufacturers increase efficiency, reduce waste, improve quality, innovate processes, embrace the latest technology and become more profitable.

Zenoot aims to inspire manufacturing growth by showing examples of world class manufacturing and the very best manufacturers through informative case studies, articles, interviews, challenging thought-leadership and statistics.