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Bakeries-focused ‘Switch to Robots’ event to take place in Milton Keynes 23/03/2017

A bakeries-focused ‘Switch to Robots’ seminar is due to take place next month to explain how ongoing developments in robot technology are opening new possibilities for transforming productivity and efficiency in baking applications.

February sees UK car production hit 17-year high 23/03/2017

A growing demand for British-built cars helped to deliver the biggest February for UK car production in 17 years, figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders have shown.

Firm scales manufacturing capacity 10-fold 23/03/2017

A Cambridge-based company, which is developing a portable fingerprint-based drug screening system, has scaled its manufacturing capacity 10-fold over the last year.

£300 million electric black cab plant opens in Coventry 22/03/2017

The London Taxi Company (LTC) has officially opened a £300 million plant in Ansty, Coventry.

JLR and BAE Systems tours to headline at WM’s conference 22/03/2017

Tours to Jaguar Land Rover and BAE Systems’ £15.6m skills & training academy top the bill at WM’s Manufacturing Management Conference 2017.

Room to improve leadership and management skills in UK manufacturing 22/03/2017

One of the biggest challenges still facing UK manufacturing companies is improving management and leadership performance, according to EEF.

UK autonomous vehicle manufacturer handed $1 million grant to boost expansion Down Under 22/03/2017

UK autonomous vehicle manufacturer, RDM Group has been handed a $1 million South Australian government grant.

Specialist group to shape Scottish STEM strategy 22/03/2017

A specialist group is to be established to shape the Scottish government’s STEM strategy, it has been announced.

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.

Nuclear AMRC and Cammell Laird to open manufacturing development centre 21/03/2017

Merseyside engineering firm, Cammell Laird and the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC) have announced a new partnership.

UK manufacturing has ‘strong month’ 21/03/2017

Export order books for UK manufacturers have risen to the highest level in over three years and expectations for growth are at a more than 20-year high, according to the latest CBI Industrial Trends Survey.

AFRC invests in forming machine 21/03/2017

The Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) at The University of Strathclyde has made a seven-figure investment into a second forming machine.

Record year for food and drink exports in Scotland 21/03/2017

Food and drink exports from Scotland grew by £421 million in 2016, hitting a record £5.5 billion, figures have shown.

SME growth the highlight of latest Manufacturing Barometer 20/03/2017

The UK’s SME manufacturers have shown continued resilience in the face of Brexit uncertainty, according to the National Manufacturing Barometer.

Government and Labour welcome Toyota plant investment 17/03/2017

The UK government and the Labour party have welcomed an announcement by Toyota Motor Europe that it is investing £240 million to upgrade its car plant in Burnaston, Derbyshire.

Costa opens £38 million roastery in Essex 17/03/2017

Coffee brand, Costa has opened a £38 million roastery to quadruple its capacity, it has been announced.

Modern Industrial Strategy consultation: one month warning 17/03/2017

An open consultation process on the government’s Modern Industrial Strategy closes in one month.

Toyota to invest quarter of a billion pounds into Burnaston 16/03/2017

Toyota is set to invest almost a quarter of a billion pounds into its plant at Burnaston in Derbyshire.

Speaker line-up revealed for Manufacturing & Engineering 2017 16/03/2017

Award winning event supports North East innovation and growth

Aircraft engineering firm fined £160,000 16/03/2017

An aircraft engineering firm has been fined £160,000 after two men fell around 15 feet and suffered broken bones while carrying out checks at the tail of an aeroplane.

Government backing for new engineering university 15/03/2017

The government has provided £8 million of start-up funding to help establish the UK’s first all-new ‘greenfield’ university in 40 years.

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.

Cross-continental work experience for apprentices 14/03/2017

A UK engineering company has teamed up with a major German machine manufacturer to offer apprentices the chance to get first-hand experience of manufacturing in other countries.

Open call for SMEs to beat sector's productivity gap 14/03/2017

Two leading industrial bodies have defied SMEs to find solutions that will positively disrupt UK manufacturing and combat some of the challenges facing the sector.

Budget spend alone won’t bridge technology skills gap 13/03/2017

Manufacturing and engineering recruitment specialist, Jonathan Lee Recruitment has welcomed the Spring Budget announcement of extra investment in developing technical and technology skills, but warned it is not the only answer to bridging the widening skills gap.

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