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February sees UK car production hit 17-year high 23/03/2017

A growing demand for British-built cars helped to deliver the biggest February for UK car production in 17 years, figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders have shown.

UK manufacturing has ‘strong month’ 21/03/2017

Export order books for UK manufacturers have risen to the highest level in over three years and expectations for growth are at a more than 20-year high, according to the latest CBI Industrial Trends Survey.

AFRC invests in forming machine 21/03/2017

The Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) at The University of Strathclyde has made a seven-figure investment into a second forming machine.

Speaker line-up revealed for Manufacturing & Engineering 2017 16/03/2017

Award winning event supports North East innovation and growth

Nestlé to cut sugar from confectionery 08/03/2017

Food manufacturer, Nestlé UK and Ireland is to strip out 10% of sugar from its confectionery portfolio by 2018, it has announced.

Forklift truck LPG supplier gets new HQ 07/03/2017

Nationwide LPG supplier, AvantiGas has moved more than 100 employees into a new complex, it has been announced.

UK manufacturing has stronger start to 2017 than expected 06/03/2017

The UK manufacturing sector has got off to a much stronger start to 2017 than expected, according to EEF and business advisory firm BDO LLP.

UK new car market shows ‘steady performance’ 06/03/2017

The UK new car market remained steady in February with figures showing a slight dip compared to the same month last year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Centuries old manufacturer to get new factory unit 03/03/2017

Engineering and construction company, Merit Holdings has secured a contract to construct a one storey factory unit for a 340-year-old cosmetics manufacturer.

UK manufacturing continues its 'solid start’ to 2017 01/03/2017

The UK manufacturing sector experienced solid growth of production and new orders last month, according to the latest Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ index (PMI).


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UK car manufacturing makes a ‘very positive start’ to 2017 23/02/2017

Car manufacturing in the UK had a successful start to 2017 with output up 7.5% in January compared with the same month last year, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has said.

UK manufacturing firms need to be on a ‘level playing field’ 23/02/2017

If UK manufacturers are going to compete globally then they need to be on a “level playing field”, a conference on the future of the Northern Powerhouse has been told.

UK manufacturing jobs show year-on-year growth 21/02/2017

Manufacturing jobs in the UK have grown by nearly a quarter in the last year, according to data by job site

BITA announces raft of appointments 20/02/2017

A raft of appointments and reorganisation of responsibilities has been announced by the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA).

ONS data reveals manufacturing production growth 10/02/2017

Manufacturing production is estimated to have grown by 2.1% last December compared with November, data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has shown.

Welsh steel industry gets investment boost 08/02/2017

The Welsh government is to plow £2.8 million into the country’s steel industry to help secure more than 550 jobs, it has been announced.

WM announces enhanced factory tour programme 07/02/2017

Works Management (WM) has secured a host of new and exciting factory tours to take place throughout 2017 so you can walk the line and see what makes a best-in-class factory tick.

UK manufacturing confidence hits 20-month high 07/02/2017

Manufacturing optimism has reached a 20-month high, according to accountant BDO LLP.

UK manufacturing firms unite 01/02/2017

A UK manufacturer of vibration control and energy management solutions has formed a strategic partnership with a coupler manufacturer.

UK manufacturing has “bumper start” to 2017 01/02/2017

The UK manufacturing sector made a strong start to 2017 despite price pressures intensifying, according to the latest Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ index (PMI).

Pet food firm invests £3 million into manufacturing facility 01/02/2017

A pet food firm in Northern Ireland has undertaken a £3 million investment into its plastic tray manufacturing facility in Moy, County Tyrone.

Weetabix ploughs £30 million into UK manufacturing 30/01/2017

Iconic cereal brand Weetabix has announced a £30 million investment programme across its UK manufacturing sites in Burton Latimer and Corby.

WM hosts factory tour at City Technology 27/01/2017

More than half a dozen delegates attended a Works Management (WM) factory tour at City Technology this week.

Scottish manufacturers ‘return to positive territory’ 19/01/2017

The manufacturing sector north of the boarder finished 2016 with its strongest trend in new orders since the second quarter of 2014, according to the Scottish Chamber of Commerce.

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