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AMRC develops low-cost robotic manufacturing solution for packaging SME 09/08/2017

An autonomous robotic solution for improving process time and health and safety during the manufacture of cardboard boxes has been developed by the Integrated Manufacturing Group (IMG) of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).

Hepatitis B vaccine shortage caused by manufacturing process problems 08/08/2017

There is currently a global shortage of hepatitis B vaccine, which has been caused by problems in the manufacturing process, Public Health England (PHE) has announced.

Character Options renews Teletubbies contract for worldwide manufacturing rights with UK distribution 13/07/2017

DHX Brands, a brand management and consumer products arm of children’s content and brands company DHX Media Ltd, has extended UK toy manufacturer Character Options’ “master toy license” for Teletubbies for a further three years.

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.

Making Noise: Casella to host NIHL roundtable on 27th June 19/06/2017

Casella confirms its position as a leading solutions provider in combatting Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL), by announcing a dedicated roundtable with senior manufacturing decision makers at the Kimber Mills factory on Tuesday 27th June 2017.

Sil-Mid to launch vending innovation at AP&M 29/05/2017

A UK distributor of silicones, sealants, adhesives, lubricants and cleaning agents for the aerospace sector is to unveil its latest innovation in contract managed services at AP&M Europe this week.

XPO Logistics wins Premier Foods contract 28/04/2017

XPO Logistics has won a long-term contract with British food manufacturer Premier Foods, it has been announced.

BITA and FLTA warn against forklift truck modifications 25/04/2017

Unauthorised modifications to forklift trucks (FLTs) could endanger lives and invalidate warranties, two industry bodies have warned.

MTA and NEAA to hold automation in the automotive sector event 22/03/2017

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) and the North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) have teamed up to deliver a one-day masterclass focusing on the supply chain and automation within the UK automotive sector.

Machine learning set to revolutionise predictive maintenance 14/12/2016

Bosch Rexroth, the drive and control specialists, have introduced a system designed to minimise downtime by bringing greater accuracy to predictive maintenance techniques.

New supplier halves coolant costs 28/11/2016

Precision engineering specialists, Tyler Bros (Sutton-in-Ashfield) Ltd, have almost halved their annual coolant costs by switching to a new supplier.

Last chance to enter your Manufacturing Champions 26/09/2016

The deadline for entries to Works Management's Manufacturing Champions Awards has been extended to 7 October.

Coca-Cola look at plant maintenance at MMS 16/08/2016

Learn how to get your plant maintenance back on track with Lee Baker, maintenance manager at Coca-Cola Enterprises Wakefield at the Manufacturing Management Show.

UK productivity continues to struggle 12/07/2016

The UK’s productivity woes continued with the release of the latest ONS figures for Q1 2016.
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AME invests in collaborative robot technology 03/06/2016

Graduate engineers at the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) will be among the first in the UK to be trained on the latest robotic technology.

BSIF to launch enhanced suppliers’ scheme 26/05/2016

The British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) is preparing to relaunch the Registered Safety Suppliers Scheme (RSSS) designed to improve the quality of personal protective equipment.

Productivity woes continue as ONS shows UK 18 percentage points behind G7 average 18/02/2016

UK Productivity is lagging by an average of 18 percentage points behind other G7 nations, according to figures revealed by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

Mike Knowles joins board at forklift safety body CFTS 15/02/2016

Crown Lift Trucks operations director Mike Knowles has joined the board at Consolidated Fork Truck Services (CFTS), the body that delivers the national accreditation scheme for forklift safety course Thorough Examination.

More than half of forklift-related injuries suffered by pedestrians 10/02/2016

More than half (57%) of those who suffer injuries in accidents involving forklift trucks are workers on foot and not the drivers themselves, according to Mentor Training.

‘Critical’ lack of home-grown skills threatens to stall UK automotive sector 09/02/2016

A lack of suitable candidates has left around 5,000 vacancies in the UK automotive sector unfilled, according to a research by the SMMT Industry Forum.

Manufacturers urged to be more proactive in closing skills gap 09/02/2016

Manufacturers should actively seek to form partnerships that close skills gaps rather than waiting for the government to intervene, according to Salop Design & Engineering director Christopher Greenough.

PEME wins Weetabix award 01/02/2016

PEME has won the 2015 Weetabix Procurement Supplier Award for Innovation for an asset care initiative.

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.

Lack of maintenance resource ‘impacting manufacturing productivity’ 10/12/2015

Maintenance budget constraints are having a significant impact on machinery uptime, according to drives and controls manufacturers Bosch Rexroth.

Outsourcing ‘can take the risk out of the productivity puzzle’ 02/12/2015

The boss of a manufacturing collective is predicting that the answer to the productivity puzzle could rest in more firms focusing on their core competences.

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