By 2030, a modern and progressive UK Metals Industry should be supplying high quality, innovative and competitively priced products to a wide range of customers.
To achieve this aim, every company in the Metals Industry supply chain needs to engage more closely with its key customers to better meet their individual needs. At the same time, the government needs to be encouraged to support domestic suppliers as much as possible.
The industry should perform a full analysis of each supply chain, examine the potential opportunities and then tailor its capabilities and future investment to each sector’s needs. The initial focus will include the Automotive, Nuclear Energy, Construction and aerospace sectors.
The industry needs to find new ways to encourage end users, as well as the government and infrastructure providers to make more procurement decisions in favour of UK suppliers while celebrating UK Metals success stories.
To help achieve this supply chain aim, commitments sought from policymakers may include:
To that end, by the end of 2016, it is hoped that publicly enabled infrastructure projects will have been set targets to source at least 50% of materials locally.
12/02/19 - New Team at UK Metals Council
Member of the UK Metals Council, UKMC, gathered in the Midlands for their regular meeting. The meeting welcomed Simon Juden, who is the new Strategic Director for the UKMC.
12/02/19 - Resource and Waste Strategy Response
The UK Metals Council (UKMC) welcomes the recent publication of the Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy. The document focuses predominantly on the challenges of single-use plastics, the confusion over household recycling, issues with packaging, food waste and waste crime, and as such, has much to commend it.
18/12/18 - Materials Processing Institute CEO to become Chair of leading UK industry body
Chris McDonald, CEO of the Materials Processing Institute, has been elected to a significant position that will play a crucial role in the future of the UK’s metals sector.Mr McDonald has been named Chair of the UK Metals Council (UKMC). He will formally take over the position in March 2019, after being voted in as Chair at the latest UKMC Board Meeting, in November.