The Confederation of British Metalforming

Embracing UK Metalforming
CBM is THE leading trade association for UK manufacturers of fasteners, forgings and pressings; 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. In addition to CBM's manufacturing companies, its associate members include suppliers of materials, equipment, consumables and services, universities (both in the UK and overseas) and research bodies - a true reflection of CBM's support of a totally integrated metalforming community.

How to be a World Class Supplier
Working with members, and the UK government CBM creates a world class metalforming supply base for UK manufacturing.

CBM - making a difference in the corridors of power
Maintaining close links with UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), Transport and the Regions, and the Health & Safety Executive, CBM ensures that the members' interests are represented in the consultative processes which precede legislative or regulatory initiatives. Similarly, CBM is consulted on developments in relation to British and European product standards through the BSI and ECISS, the European Committee for Iron and Steel Standards.

CBM membership secures a wide range of technical and business support services:

  • Free employment law helpline
  • Free technical help
  • Free publications (monthly newsletter & quarterly magazine)
  • Free health and safety helpline
  • Monthly market reports
  • Discounted hearing and noise assessments
  • Climate Change Levy rebates on eligible processes
  • Discounted training packages
  • Discounted insurance premiums
  • Regular meetings, workshops & conferences
  • Energy updates and energy renewals
  • Health and safety officer service
  • Private healthcare scheme

CBM membership fees are based on the annual turnover of the company and start at only £710 per year.

If you would like to discuss the benefits further please contact the Operations Director on 0121 601 6350 to arrange a meeting.