Global Manufacturing Festival: Sheffield

Industry Forum will be exhibiting at The Global Manufacturing Festival: Sheffield on 18th April 2013 at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. The trade show is an uniquely focused trade show of up to 70 premium quality exhibitors from the advanced manufacturing and material industry, that are critical to the national success of the sector. The trade… Read more »

IAC Goes for “Apprentice Team of the Year”

IAC is a leading global supplier of automotive components and systems, including interior and exterior trim. IAC’s estimated 2012 sales were $4.7 billion. The company operates 76 manufacturing facilities in 16 countries. IAC employs approximately 24,000 people around the world and is headquartered in Luxembourg. There are five plants within the UK and its headquarters… Read more »

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Seminar – 4th April 2013

Industry Forum will be holding a Total Productive Maintenance Seminar on 4th April 2013 at the Industry Forum Learning Centre, Birmingham, UK. The seminar is designed for Senior Management, Functional Managers (e.g. Maintenance, Quality, Safety) and change agents (e.g. Lean, TPM) who are embarking on TPM implementation within their organisations. The seminar is designed to… Read more »


      Industry Forum will be exhibiting at MAINTEC 2013 5th – 7th March 2013. Come and visit us on Stand G12 to see how we can use Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) to help your business eliminate ALL of its losses! On hand will be a qualified JIPM TPM Assessor who can help you… Read more »

IF Advanced Manufacturing Exhibition

Industry Forum has brought together some of the UK’s most specialised advanced manufacturing companies to showcase their products at an exhibition at the SMMT Westminster offices in central London between 10th December 2012 and 4th January 2013. These companies are operating at the forefront of advanced manufacturing in the UK offering innovative and highly engineered… Read more »

Richard Review of Apprenticeships

Entrepreneur and educator Doug Richard has published his independent report on the future of apprenticeships. A successful entrepreneur with 20 year’s experience in the development and leadership of technology and software ventures, Doug was selected in June 2012 by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Education to lead an independent… Read more »

Call to boost capacity in automotive supply chain

This article was originally published on the Birmingham Post website,23.11.12. Automotive supply chain firms have a “golden opportunity” – but they must work with manufacturers and financiers to address a lack of capacity, experts have warned. Those were some of the messages that emerged at a special event organised by the Society of Motor Manufacturers… Read more »

2013 TPM Excellence Awards process now open!

The award process is now open until the end of January 2013 for the 2013 awards. To apply for an award download the 2013 Application Outline and Application Form. Complete the application form and return it to TPM Assessment at If you have any questions on the completion of the form please contact the… Read more »