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HUMAN FACTORS IN FUTURE MANUFACTURING 24/02/2017

Future manufacturing will involve greater digitisation, automation and augmented technologies. These exciting developments are already beginning to transform industrial working environments and methods.

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 reed.co.uk.

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.

Manufacturing activity growth hits 18 month high 18/01/2017

Manufacturers in England and Wales finished 2016 in a “strong” position with businesses reporting the fastest growth in activity in 18 months, according to the latest Lloyds Bank Regional Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI).

WM Factory Tour: Last chance to visit former Factory of the Year 18/01/2017

There is just one week to go to book your place on Works Management’s factory tour of award-winning City Technology site in Portsmouth.

Polytec to establish additional UK manufacturing site 17/01/2017

Automotive parts supplier, Polytec is to build an additional manufacturing site in the UK, it has been announced.

Electric car registrations surge in the UK 16/01/2017

More than 100,000 plug-in cars will be on UK roads by mid-2017, according Go Ultra Low.

UK manufacturer sets sights on £1.8 million opportunity 16/01/2017

Shropshire manufacturer, Advanced Chemical Etching (ACE) has set its sights on generating up to £1.8 million of sales after seeing demand for its “etching” service grow by 20% over the last four months.

Manufacturer commits to continuous improvement through £1.5 million investment 13/01/2017

Refrigeration products developer, Williams has invested more than £1.5 million into the delivery and installation of two major items of plant and equipment.

Skanska UK joins Manufacturing Technology Centre 11/01/2017

Construction giant Skanska UK has joined the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), it has been revealed.

ONS data points to ‘positive end’ to 2016 for UK manufacturing 11/01/2017

Manufacturing production is estimated to have grown by 1.3% last November compared with October, data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has shown.

Semta Skills Awards finalists announced 09/01/2017

A raft of talented engineers and innovative companies have been shortlisted from hundreds of nominations to make it to the final of the Semta Skills Awards.

WM announces new round of factory tours for 2017 09/01/2017

WM Factory Tours give you the opportunity to experience first-hand what makes a best-in-class factory tick by visiting a site, meeting the manufacturing teams and viewing the processes live from top floor to cell level.

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