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UK's Manufacturing Champions honoured for the first time

The people behind Britain's manufacturing renaissance have been honoured for the first time at Works Management's Manufacturing Champions Awards in Manchester.

Employees at BAE Systems, JLR, Fujifilm, NCT Leather, PepsiCo and BAE Systems Naval Ships scooped the top prizes at a glittering awards ceremony after demonstrating they'd gone the extra mile to deliver great British-made products. ...
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All you need is Love

Rob Love site leader at newly crowned BFA Factory of the Year – City Technology, Portsmouth – tells Max Gosney about winning the big one and why dads don't always know best when it comes to careers advice

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The BFA leadership play-hut, hut

The man in charge at Britain's Best Factory didn't study at Harvard. He has no long list of post-nominals. In fact Rob Love, a time-served apprentice, doesn't hold a single A-level. Yet, by being out there on the factory floor, Love boasts ...

Stepping up to the Mark

Manufacturers say the job market is saturated with a generation of the illiterate and unemployable. So what's Mark Prisk, the man behind future industry policy, going to do about it? The WM Leaders Forum – our think-tank for the sector – ...
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American idol

The UK has long been a follower of US fashion. Bob Davis of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence tells Max Gosney about the latest manufacturing trends heading our way across the Atlantic

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Precise savings from bearing improvements

Leicester-based high precision machining firm AETC has cut maintenance costs by several thousand pounds, just by correctly specifying and fitting machine bearings.

Dawnfresh nets the benefits of new maintenance software

Dawnfresh Seafoods has installed a new computerised maintenance management system (CMMS) to manage engineering maintenance at its main production site in Uddingston, Lanarkshire.

Handheld terminal wins design award

Casio Computer Co. has announced that the DT-X7 handheld terminal - intended for users in retail, transportation, logistics and other industries - has been recognised with the iF product design award 2008, one of the worlds leading industrial design honours.