Two United Kingdom trade organizations representing industrial mold makers have joined forces to improve the range of member services and raise their sector's profile.
The Pattern Model and Mould Manufacturers Association in West Bromwich, England, is teaming up with the larger Gauge and Toolmakers Association of Princes Risborough, England.
Under the agreement, PMMMA member firms will benefit from GTMA services but their association will retain its identity, according to the groups. Some mold-making companies belong to both bodies.
``This is a natural step for both associations to take, as our members have much in common in terms of technology, markets and business challenges. By joining together, we will become stronger,'' GTMA President Nik Tipler said.