The British Gear Association (BGA) is a trade association that promotes the technical and commercial interests of manufacturers, distributors, academics and others involved in the Power Transmissions industry in the United Kingdom. The Association is a member of Mechanical, Engineering and Metal Trades Confederation (METCOM) which represents 67% of the UK's total mechanical and electrical trades.
The Association speaks with authority on behalf of the industry both nationally and internationally and its ability to help companies and individuals involved in the industry is widely recognised by government, the media and industry. The Association is well-represented on British and International Standard committees and the Chairman of the British Standards Institution's MCE/5 Committee on Gearing is the BGA Chairman.
The BGA receives many requests for information and help from Members and non-Members. If the permanent staff cannot answer these questions themselves, they can almost invariably obtain answers from within the Membership.