Run by manufacturers for manufacturers

Welcome to the West Yorkshire Manufacturing Alliance (part of CKMA Holdings) run by manufacturers, for manufacturers

Our Mission

To promote continuous business improvement in manufacturing through initiatives which attract and engage with talent, support effective skills training, drive productivity and encourage resilient local supply chains to underpin the region’s economy and engineering reputation in a global marketplace.

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IMPLEMENTING PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENT: Did you know there is a lot of support available for manufacturers looking to improve efficiency which can ultimately increase profitability? Is inefficiency holding your business back in these challenging times? What are the barriers/issues in your business which are holding back productivity?  Systems that don’t speak to each other?  People working […]

We will bring an exciting update on a new venture to support local manufacturers struggling to recruit and train young engineers in our next Member Meeting. Interested in getting involved?  We are looking for new members to get involved with the CKMA steering group to help drive our future…

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…

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  CKMA – Apprenticeship Covid-19 guide for employers At this extraordinarily difficult time having a clear understanding of what it is possible to do in respect of apprentices employed, or that that have been employed, within your business is essential. The information provided below is a…

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…