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Nissan invests £100m in Sunderland plant

Nissan has announced plans to spend £100 million on its Sunderland factory which, it said, would secure thousands of jobs at the plant.

The plant – which manufactures the Juke, Qashqai, Note and electric Leaf models – made 500,000 cars last year, making it the biggest car plant in the UK, according to Nissan.Chancellor George Osborne welcomed the ...
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Skill shortages are almost off the scale with 88% of factories rocked by shortages of key personnel according to WM’s People and Productivity report. Max Gosney discusses the relief effort

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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

Investing in the future of North East manufacturers

Supporting Manufacturing & Engineering North East will enable his company to help manufacturers in the region find the right funding solutions, says Neil Lloyd, head of sales development, business and commercial at Lombard

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