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BMW UK plant ramps up engine production

A large investment programme to develop the BMW Hams Hall engine plant near Birmingham is complete.

The production of new three and four-cylinder engines is already being ramped up on new production lines, and over one million components will be machined at the plant for the first time this year as supply extends to other plants in the Group. The ...
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A magic safety strategy

Money can’t buy you world-class safety standards. But a more expansive safety equipment strategy on headed up by an enlightened management team just might. Max Gosney reports

Getting the monkey off our back

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Omega Signs select ECi’s M1 ERP system

ECi Software Solutions ( today announced that Omega Signs, a sign manufacturer based in Leeds, UK, has selected ECi’s M1 enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to replace the systems currently in use by the business.

Linde Safety Pilot helps prevent FLT accidents

When it comes to operating fork lift trucks, human error is the most common cause of accidents at work. An electronic driver assistance system from Linde Material Handling(MH), the Linde Safety Pilot, is now on hand to offer support. Via an 8" LCD screen in the operator's workstation, the Linde Safety Pilot helps the operator to control the work equipment safely and helps to avoid dangerous situations, minimising the risk of an accident and improving occupational safety.

Oil2LPG – it's a win, win situation

Despite falling oil prices, switching from oil to liquid petroleum gas (LPG) could save you a fortune, and massively reduce your carbon footprint

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