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Possible effects on the forging industry from the EU Safeguard Measures

The Euroforge have looked into possible effects on the forging industry from the EU Safeguard Measures. The relevant tariff quota for the forging industry can be watched at the following link on a daily basis: EU Safeguarding. According to the report about 39.000 tons of the 728.270 tons have been imported. Another 3.100 tons are […]


EU Settlement Scheme: employer toolkit

On 25 July the Home Office launched the EU Settlement Scheme: employer toolkit . The toolkit has been designed to help businesses support their UK based EU27 employees. The toolkit provides information on how EU27 citizens will be able to apply for “settled status” in the UK in preparation of the UK’s departure from the […]


Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) phase 2 compliance has started

The CBM is here to guide your company through the audit process with our expert knowledge of your sector.   Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme The legislation means all qualifying organisations have to prepare mandatory energy audits and if you know you will qualify for Phase 2 there is no reason why you shouldn’t start doing […]


Special 10% discount for CBM members on meeting room hire

One of the benefits you get as a CBM member is access to discounts on helpful products and services. The latest member offer is a 10% discount on meeting and conference space at NMC Venue in West Bromwich, which is also home to the CBM headquarters. NMC Venue offers you an easy, flexible and affordable […]


EU imposes safeguard measures on steel products

On the 18th July, the European Commission published Regulation 2018/2013, imposing provisional safeguarding measures on twenty-three categories of steel products, but not including fasteners. The measures include quotas for each category. When these quotas are exhausted a 25% tariff will be imposed on imports. The regulation follows the initiation of a safeguard investigation on 26 […]


Fastener Sector ‘Educated’ at Dudley College

In February, senior representatives from leading UK fastener manufacturers attended a CBM Fastener Sector Meeting, held at Dudley College’s Advance 1 Engineering facility, for an intensive and highly informative session on the Apprenticeship Levy and training funding opportunities for SMEs. The meeting was organised by fastener consultant, Phil Matten, and managing director of Barton ColdForm, […]


Collaboration Between Brooks & W.H.Tildesley on Prestigious Forging Project

Brooks Forgings were given the opportunity to manufacture and export a requirement for 14 highly specialised lifting bail bars that are used to lift crucibles of molten aluminium at a treatment plant located in Bahrain. This was the first collaboration project between Brooks Forgings and W.H.Tildesley since them joining the Brooks Engineering Group in April […]



The CBM’s new Degree Level Apprenticeship Qualification It’s been a long – and often challenging – journey, but I am delighted to reveal that the CBM’s new degree level apprenticeship qualification, Tool Process Design Engineer, a Trailblazer Standard for the sheet-metal industry, has now received formal approval. After months of discussions about the content, quality […]



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.

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