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Mixed reaction to Chancellor’s spending review

The apprenticeship levy was a blunt instrument and the government must work hard to ensure employers were not disadvantaged, according to Terry Scuoler, chief executive of EEF, responding to the Chancellor’s spending review statement.

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‘If we sit back on this, Germany will gobble us ...

A new industrial revolution, dubbed Industry 4.0, heralding artificially intelligent factories is here. So why is Britain, the original workshop of the world, lagging behind the Germans? WM investigates

Lives and forks

Reducing the number of incidents involving forklift trucks is all about encouraging a positive safety culture, as Ian Vallely discovers

The talent to take on the world

The plethora of young talent at the Manufacturing Champions Awards 2015 has put a spring in the step of Dirk Villé General Manager of Atlas Copco Compressors UK

Getting the monkey off our back

Gallows humour suggests a Hollywood remake of Robinson Crusoe is about to be shot on location in the local factory car park. Nearly nine in ten UK sites say they’ve been left utterly marooned by skills shortages according to our People and ...

Shop talk

Terry Carmichael, lean and Six Sigma practitioner

Shop talk

Mark Bown, senior advisor – operations excellence office, corporate manufacturing at Cummins, meets a man in a hot air balloon

Product News/Case Studies RSS Feed doubles sales team in six months

The appointment of Tom Lee (pictured) as project sales manager marks a period of unprecedented growth for, as the company has doubled its sales team in the last six months.

Damage-resistant attached lid container cuts transit costs has introduced an improved attached lid container to its GoALC range which features a tessellating lid designed to minimise the likelihood of damage and maximise vehicle fill, therefore reducing transport costs.

Rackable multi-trip box offers superior strength has introduced a new multi-trip pallet box to its plastic pallet range – the Trip Box – which is designed to offer all the benefits of a traditional sleeve pack system “with the added benefits of improved strength and excellent performance in racking”.

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