Run by manufacturers for manufacturers

Welcome to the Calderdale and Kirklees Manufacturing Alliance, run by manufacturers, for manufacturers

The CKMA mission is to promote continuous business excellence through programmes and initiatives which encourage personal and organisational aspirations, drive productivity improvements and link into local supply chains, thereby consistently enabling manufacturing leaders to achieve their individual aims and underpin sustainable growth to maintain the region’s global engineering reputation.

Next event

We are pleased to announce the next CKMA factory visit will be to A-Safe: Inventors of advanced industrial safety barriers, bollards, and facility protection. Date: 19th June Time: 8.00am – 10.30am Address: Habergham Works, Ainleys Industrial Estate, Elland, Halifax, HX5 9JP, To book your…

Mark Prior, Transformation Director at Cummins Turbo Technologies Huddersfield, will present on ‘Overcoming the challenges of managing production through a major facility upgrade‘ followed by a tour of the facility. PLACES ARE LIMITED – BOOK NOW! Date: Weds February 27th  Time:…

Drive DeVilbiss Sidhil Ltd is one of Europe’s foremost manufacturers of hospital and home health care furniture and accessories, serving as a principal supplier of an extensive product range to both the private and public healthcare markets in the UK as well as into an increasing number of…

Latest news

Following the success of our pilot last year CKMA are pleased to announce two dates for 2019 HUDDERSFIELD 10TH OCTOBER HALIFAX 15TH OCTOBER In 2018 we reported a 37% uplift in interest in entering manufacturing as an exciting career choice.  Both the young people and their teachers were impressed…

The CKMA steering group has made great strides over the last six months to further the original objectives of the CKMA. Two key initiatives have been pioneered: – 1)      Make it in Manufacturing Attracting young people and their careers advisers to see manufacturing and production as…

Scriba PR, based in Huddersfield, specialise in B2B and technical communications working closely with their clients to create impactful content.  Katie Mallinson, MD and also a local college Governor, is passionate about encouraging young people into meaningful careers and therefore kindly agreed…