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Work starts on £400m International Advanced Manufacturing Park

Work that will pave the way for one of the most significant national development sites at the heart of the North East is now underway.<p>Planning …

City Politics

Manufacturing pay myth smashed in new analysis

UK manufacturing makes a contribution to the UK economy which goes way beyond just the sum of its sub-sector parts according to an annual snapshot of …

Economic Development

Dawson Precision continues investment programme

Dawson Precision Components (DPC) has installed advanced new machines at its Greater Manchester engineering base – including one machine that is the …

Female engineer urges young people to consider Apprenticeships

An award-winning female apprentice has urged young people to consider the vocational learning route when they receive their GCSE and A-Level results …

Engineering

Bernard Matthews to create 400 new jobs

Turkey giant Bernard Matthews is signalling it is back on track and ready to take the business to the next level after winning a substantial amount …

Employment

Mazak announces major apprentice intake in 2018

Yamazaki Mazak UK has reaffirmed its commitment to the next generation of engineers by taking on 18 new apprentices in 2018. The most recent intake …

New 2 Sisters CEO sets out transformation agenda

Ronald Kers, the new CEO of 2 Sisters Food Group, has spelled out his vision for the future of the company. After a two-month transition period, …

MTC Conference to give platform for innovative ideas

The Manufacturing Technology Centre is giving entrepreneurs, technologists and inventors the chance to pitch their innovative ideas on factory …

Manufacturing

Growth drives manufacturing investment at Promat UK

Growing customer demand for traceability and long term assurance in products which are designed to offer protection against heat and fire has driven …

Manufacturing

Food & drink exports hit record level of £10.6 billion

UK food and drink exports are continuing to smash records, with new figures revealing exports reached £10.6 billion in the first six months of 2018. …

Exports

Britvic invests in UK recycling infrastructure

Britvic has announced it is investing £850,000 a year in UK recycling infrastructure through its commitment to only purchase domestic Packaging …

Sustainability

Gov’t announce billion-pound backing for British innovation

Britain’s world-leading researchers, entrepreneurs & manufacturers will benefit from an additional £780 million to create the technologies of …

Philip Hammond

Ibstock Brick invests £7.6 million to boost production

Ibstock Brick has invested £7.6 million at the home of its Stafford Slate Blue brick – a move which will boost production by up to 8 million bricks a …

Lego

Midlands manufacturer urges peers to maintain quality

Leading door manufacturer, E & SW Knowles, is urging other manufacturers not to compromise quality over price, no matter how challenging things …

Manufacturing Sector

British train builders start work on LNER’s Azuma

Hitachi’s train factory in the North East has begun building LNER’s new Azuma fleet, which is to start carrying passengers later this year. The new …

Trains

Further growth for Magtec as it creates new jobs

Magtec, the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of electric vehicle drive systems, is creating a number of highly skilled new jobs to help the …

Manufacturing

Househam doubles production capacity as it unveils new factory

UK sprayer manufacturer Househam has completed work on a six-figure investment on its new factory in Lincolnshire. The new facility increases the …

Local Economies

Nuclear agreement to unlock jobs and investment in South West

An agreement has been signed between economic development organisations in South West England and Normandy in France, which aims to create jobs, …

UK Economy

Record engine production for H1 2018

UK engine production, unfortunately, fell -3.5% in June, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT), as …

Exports

£35m awarded for development of low-carbon automotive technologies

The UK is on the path to a cleaner, greener motoring thanks to funding support for new technologies. The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has awarded …

Ceres

PMI indicates muted growth for manufacturers

The July Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) continued the trend towards slower growth, but it is important to remember that this figure …

Manufacturing Sector

Strong growth for SME manufacturers as skills shortage bites

Output and new orders growth among the UK’s small and medium-sized (SME) manufacturers picked up considerably in the three months to July according …

Alloy Wire International targets Japan in export growth drive

A UK manufacturer is targeting a major sales drive in Japan as it looks to boost its presence in the Far East. Alloy Wire International (AWI), which …

Customers

Automotive export growth seen beyond Europe

New research has revealed that three out of the top five fastest growing markets for the UK automotive sector are outside Europe. These markets …

Economic Development

MTC programme produces high-stress ‘Super-Alloy’

Cutting-edge technology developed by a team at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry has resulted in a super-strength alloy capable of …

Engineering

Atlas Copco launches maintenance service plan

Atlas Copco’s Compressor Technique Service division has introduced the Full Machine Room (FMR) Service Plan, through which it offers to maintain all …

Management

First half of 2018 sees aerospace sector set new record

The first half of 2018 saw a strong performance by the aerospace sector, setting new records for deliveries and the total order backlog.<p>Deliveries …

Aviation

Manufacturers are boosting 4IR investments but progress needed

Manufacturers are boosting investment in fourth industrial revolution (4IR) technologies with new evidence that many companies have moved beyond the …

Délifrance expands UK factory with £4m investment

Délifrance, producer of bread, viennoiserie, pâtisserie and savoury products for the foodservice, retail and bakery sectors, has unveiled a £4 …

Environmentally Friendly

Insight: The Fourth Industrial Evolution | Zenoot

Industry 4.0. We’ve seen that term so many times that you’d be forgiven for wondering when 5.0 is going to arrive. But amongst the hype and hysteria …

Manufacturing