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Welcome to the Industrial Technology "useful links" page. If you find any of these links broken or not functioning properly please email us by clicking here and put "Broken Link" in the subject line.

British Fluid Power Association. Serving the British pneumatics and hydraulics industry.
British Valve & Actuator Association. Representing valve and actuator manufacturers and suppliers in the UK.
British Pump Manufacturers Association. The trade body for UK suppliers of liquid pumps and pumping equipment.
British Gear Association. The association for those involved in the power transmission industry in the UK.
PPMA. Processing & Packaging Machinery Association. Represents over 350 companies who are responsible for the majority of machines sold in the UK.
UK Defence Standardization. MOD site giving details and advice on UK defence standards.
Direct Industry. The "virtual industrial exhibition" covering products from around the world.
EPSRC. The Engineering and Physical Research Council is the UK Government's leading funding agency for research and training in engineering and physical sciences.
EEF. Formerly the Engineeirng Employers Federation.
BSI. British Standards Online, a comprehensive source of British, adopted European and international standards.
IMECHE - The Institute of Mechanical Engineers is the UK's qualifying body for mechanical engineers with over 75,000 members worldwide.
Institution of Engineering and Technology. Formed in spring 2006 by the merger of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) and the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IEE).

DTI- Department of Trade & Industry. DTI was replaced by BERR and DIUS in 2007. Click here to acces both sites

IMarEST - Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology. An organisation working to promote the development of marine engineering, science and technology.
Health & Safety Executive, along with local government, is responsible for enforcing health and safety regulations in Great Britain.
European Commision. Your starting point for everything to do with the European Union.
The Patent Office has UK responsibility for copyright, designs, patents and trade marks.
Intellectual Property. The UK Government backed office to handle all your queries over intellectual property rights.
UK Industrial Vision Association. The primary objective of the UK Industrial Vision Association is to promote the use of vision technology by manufacturing industry in the UK
The New Zealand Pump Company manufacture and distribute from facilities in UK / Europe, USA and New Zealand the Ezi-action® product range including the Drumpump.

European Patent Office. Grants European patents for the contracting states to the European Patent Convention (EPC), which was signed in 1973 and entered into force on 7 October 1977

International Organisation for Standardization. ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of over 157 countries.
Railway Safety and Standards Board. The Rail Safety and Standards Board builds industry-wide consensus and facilitates the resolution of difficult cross-industry issues.
Environment Agency. A good starting place for all you need to know about environmental issues.
UK Trade & Investment. Helps UK companies do business abroad and helps overseas companies do business in the UK.

The British Library. A very useful research and information tool that's probably overlooked by a lot of people.

National Statistics Office. A wealth of official UK statistics is available from this site.

<b>Data Protection / Freedom of Information. Ever get fed up with being given "the data protection act" as the reason you can't get information. Visit the Information Commissioner's Office for the facts.

Office of Public Sector Information. A very good starting place for find sources of information about the public sector.
B2B Compliance. An initiative from GAMBICA to help companies meet compliance obligations.
CBI (Confedration of British Industry). The premier lobbying organisation for UK business on national and international issues.
Engineering Industries Association (EIA). The centre of information, trade and support for the engineering industry.
EMPA (European Powder Metallurgy Association. Everything you need to know (well almost) about Powder Metallurgy Process & Products.

GemBiz. Web site developers responsible for this site. Thanks to Bev & Gaynor.

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