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ACE sees export boom after CI drive

Shropshire precision metal specialist Advanced Chemical Etching (ACE) has set its sights on international expansion after boosting its export work by 10% in the first seven months of 2017.

The firm has secured three big projects in aerospace, communications and the medical sector, taking overseas trade to 38% of its £5 million turnover. It comes after the ...
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MMC 2017 round-up

Innovation and investment were the order of the day at the 2017 Manufacturing Management Conference. Chris Beck reports on the highlights of the two-day event

Bright sparks

Turning a £2 million loss into a profit may have been a step too far for many, but John Coughlan and the rest of the team at TSP Engineering saw the challenge as an opportunity for change. Chris Beck visited the site to find out more.

Low productivity? Take a look in the mirror

Greig Walker, director, Unleash & Engage

The 5S fanatic who’s gone too far

Bill will do anything to keep his work area spic and span, even ignoring stricken colleagues
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Meet the Champions - Gary Ashby

Process technician, Gary Ashby transformed an unfancied factory area into the pride of the site. Here is the tale of a true unsung hero

Meet the MMS Sponsors - Brammer

Visit Brammer on stand C19 and see how Insite?? can boost your bottom line says Richard Raybould

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The health of manufacturing is back - thanks to technology

Technology is helping manufacturing find its mojo again, says Derek Hill, managing director of ATS

Taking care of your assets

While many companies are making use of reliability techniques such as condition based monitoring (CBM), reliability centred maintenance (RCM) and root cause analysis (RCA) to achieve improvement benefits, a joined-up approach to asset care is required in order to influence bottom line profits and ensure maximum impact is achieved