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UK manufacturers urged to look at utility costs 29/03/2017

UK manufacturers have been urged to take a closer look at their utility costs after a presswork specialist in Birmingham saved £10,000 in just two months.

UK manufacturing sector overpaying energy bills 27/03/2017

UK manufacturers could be missing out on up to £65 million of unclaimed refunds and incorrect charges on their energy bills, it has been claimed.

UK manufacturing to be boosted by water reform 24/03/2017

English non-domestic water market reform could be a major boost for UK manufacturers, according to business water retailer, Water Plus.

Utilise software to improve waste 15/03/2017

UK food manufacturers waste over a billion pounds-worth of food annually – twice that of retailers – according to a resource sustainability company.

JLR sources 100% renewable electricity for its UK facilities 09/03/2017

UK car manufacturer, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has sealed an agreement with energy supplier EDF Energy to buy all of its electricity from renewable sources up until March 2020.

British Gas announced as platinum sponsor for MMC 03/03/2017

Energy giants British Gas have been announced as the platinum sponsor for the Manufacturing Management Conference (MMC).

Tata Steel donates £73,000 following pollution incident 01/02/2017

Tata Steel UK Ltd (TSUK) has made amends to a pollution incident on the Bottesford Beck near Scunthorpe that involved a ‘heavy red coloured’ lubricating oil.

Siemens creates 75m rotor blade for artwork in Hull 09/01/2017

A 75m long rotor blade that has been handcrafted by workers at Siemens recently opened factory at Alexandra Dock has been installed in Hull as a piece of art.

Invest in energy savings, says Barclays report 29/11/2016

A new report from Barclays suggests that UK manufacturers are becoming more aware than ever of the need to save energy to remain commercially viable.

ENGIE offer demand-response services to smaller organisations 04/11/2016

ENGIE Demand Response services enable businesses of any size to manage their energy consumption and generation capabilities, helping them save money and earn extra revenue.

SME manufacturing companies “move towards a more ethical way of doing business” 02/11/2016

According to the Close Brothers Business Barometer, a quarterly survey of a range of UK SME owners and managers, 81% of manufacturing firm owners say that their business is ethical.

LPG supplier uses expertise for bespoke FLT energy plans 13/10/2016

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) supplier, AvantiGas, is launching a bespoke service for the forklift industry as it aims to tailor users’ energy usage.

Rise in companies using flexible demand to cut bills 26/09/2016

A survey for npower Business Solutions (nBS) has found a growth in the number of food & drink manufacturers offering flexible energy demand, or demand side response (DSR) to cut their bills.

Tour opportunity to Coca-Cola's Wakefield plant 02/09/2016

Works Management is offering readers the opportunity to visit Coca-Cola’s production site in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, on 29 September.

Energy use halved at Ford’s new Dagenham production line 04/08/2016

Ford’s Diesel Centre in Dagenham has been fitted with a state-of-the-art eco-friendly production line for the company’s 2.0-litre EcoBlue engine.

Researchers find breakthrough in the monitoring of industrial CO2 26/07/2016

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have discovered a method of monitoring the safe storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) captured from industrial sources.

Government’s withdrawal of solar support ‘doesn’t make sense’ 04/03/2016

The government’s withdrawal of support for solar thermal hot water heating could spell disaster for manufacturers within the sector, according to Paul Barwell, CEO of the Solar Trade Association.

Drone inspection provider Sky-Futures raises $5.7m to grow technology platform 16/02/2016

Sky-Futures, a provider of drone inspection services for the oil and gas industry, has raised $5.7m to grow its technology platform and map further growth.

Atlas Copco VSD vacuum pump saves energy at Polestar printing plant 08/01/2016

Polestar, Europe’s largest independent printing company, is predicted to save more than £10,000 off the annual energy bill at its Sheffield printing plant by adopting a VSD-driven vacuum pump from Atlas Copco.

Toyota Material Handling reaffirms commitment to sustainability 08/12/2015

Toyota Material Handling Europe has published its second sustainability report in a bid to demonstrate its commitment to maximise safety, optimise business processes and minimise environmental impact throughout the value chain.

EEF appoints new policy head for climate, energy and environment 27/10/2015

EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, has appointed Claire Jakobsson as its head of climate, energy and environment policy. She will take over from Gareth Stace who has become director of UK Steel.

Two-thirds of manufacturers concerned about renewable energy policy 01/10/2015

Most UK manufacturers are concerned about changes to Government policy on renewable energy and warn there is still too much bureaucracy.

Rising energy costs ‘pose threat to employment in manufacturing’ 21/09/2015

Half of manufacturing companies are preparing to cut jobs in response to an expected rise in energy prices over the coming year, YouGov research for facilities management company Mitie has revealed.

Call to scrap green taxes 14/09/2015

Government should move away from green taxes that penalise businesses and instead use tax incentives to reduce carbon, according to the EEF.

Manufacturers fail to feel benefits of 'green' red tape challenge 27/08/2015

Seven in 10 manufacturers (71%) believe that cutting back on 'green' legislation is important to their business, but less than one in 10 say that red tape culls to date have saved them time (7%) or money (9%).

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