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ACE sees export boom after CI drive 16/08/2017

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.

Hillfoot expands international operation with appointment 14/08/2017

Specialist carbon and alloy steel stockholder Hillfoot has moved to build on its international operation with the appointment of a new position of export manager.

CBI to launch Manufacturing Council 14/08/2017

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is to establish a new Manufacturing Council to help support the UK’s makers.

Fast Turbo firmly in the driving seat following MGP help 10/08/2017

Northamptonshire automotive company Fast Turbo Limited, which remanufactures vehicle turbochargers, has received a boost from the Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP) in a bid to improve export performance.

UK manufacturing industry sees above-average hike in job applications 04/08/2017

The UK manufacturing industry witnessed an above-average hike in job applications last month, according to CV-Library.

PP hosts first ever Career Open Days 03/08/2017

West Midlands-based PP Control & Automation hosted its first ever Career Open Days last week to give individuals considering a career in industry the chance to see what opportunities there are to progress in the sector.

New chief engineer for powertrain appointed at Aston Martin 03/08/2017

A new chief engineer for powertrain has been appointed at Aston Martin.

MetLase joins the AMRC 02/08/2017

MetLase, a joint venture between Rolls-Royce and Unipart Group, has become the latest member of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).

UK manufacturing starts Q3 on a ‘solid footing’ 02/08/2017

The rate of improvement in UK manufacturing operating conditions accelerated for the first time in three months at the start of the third quarter, according to the latest Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI).

Visitor registration opens for the Manufacturing Management Show 2017 01/08/2017

The Manufacturing Management Show (MMS) is returning for its second year and is now open for visitor registration.

Businesses in Britain at risk of ‘creativity crisis’ 01/08/2017

British businesses are at risk of a creativity crisis due to workplace cultures that stifle innovation, according to research by Microsoft Surface.

Fingerprint drug test now available for drug rehabilitation services 26/07/2017

A new fingerprint-based drug screening system is now available for drug rehabilitation service providers, UK-based Intelligent Fingerprinting has announced.

MTC and Heriot-Watt University develop tech readiness toolkit 25/07/2017

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) and researchers at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh have developed a toolkit that could narrow the gap between the UK’s innovation performance and its ability to commercialise those inventions.

LPW Technology joins SiG 24/07/2017

LPW Technology has been selected for Sharing in Growth (SiG), the government-backed supply chain competitiveness programme, to help propel its growth trajectory.

European Shingo Conference on process improvement set for October 18/07/2017

The Shingo Institute, part of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, has set 16 to 20 October as the dates for the European Shingo Conference.

New ops director for BOFA International 17/07/2017

Kevin Bamford (pictured) has been appointed the new operations director at Poole-based BOFA International.

Industrial Cleaning Association of China visits UK manufacturer 11/07/2017

A UK manufacturer of professional cleaning and maintenance chemicals has received a Chinese seal of approval.

R&D team strengthens at Intelligent Fingerprinting 05/07/2017

A Cambridge-based company that is developing a portable fingerprint-based drug screening system has appointed a programme manager for R&D as the firm moves towards commercialisation.

WM's Manufacturing Champions Awards 2017 OPEN for entries 04/07/2017

Do you want to join the pantheon of greats that have graced the stage at Works Management’s Manufacturing Champions Awards? Then now is your chance.

UK manufacturing growth slows 03/07/2017

Growth rates in UK manufacturing were slow in June, according to the latest Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI).

Redditch manufacturer has ‘significant success' 09/06/2017

A Redditch-based manufacturer has secured more than £2 million of additional sales after diversifying into new markets.

AME director to showcase the virtues of industry-ready graduates 08/06/2017

The director of the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) will urge more manufacturers to create industry-ready graduates when he speaks at an event on Thursday.

National Manufacturing Barometer ‘painting a positive picture’ 06/06/2017

The UK’s small to medium sized manufacturers appear to be getting to grips with the ‘productivity puzzle’, according to a report.

UK manufacturing sector in ‘good shape’ 01/06/2017

The UK manufacturing sector remained resilient in May, according to the latest Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ Index (PMI).

Record growth for UK food and drink exports in Q1 31/05/2017

Exports of all UK food and drink grew to £4.9 billion in Q1 of 2017 – up 8.3% on 2016 and the largest Q1 exports value on record.

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