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Manufacturing Champions winners announced 09/12/2016

The winners of Works Management’s Manufacturing Champions Awards 2016 have been announced.

Loughborough University to support new manufacturing research hubs 09/12/2016

Following this week’s announcement by the government for three £10 million manufacturing research hubs, Loughborough University has been named as a partner in the project.

Manufacturing Champions Awards 2016 winners set to be revealed 07/12/2016

The winners for Works Management's Manufacturing Champions Awards are set to be revealed at a gala lunch at the Midland Hotel, Manchester on Thursday 8th December.

"Poor management" to blame for shipyard accident 06/12/2016

A shipbuilding company in Birkenhead has been fined over £400,000 after a worker suffered serious injuries whilst carrying out repair work.

Major investment for Staffordshire firm 06/12/2016

A Staffordshire fabrication specialist has defied Brexit uncertainty with the creation of nearly 40 new jobs following £1.5 million of new orders in six months.

Parents should do more to encourage STEM, says report 05/12/2016

In an attempt to understand whether schools are not encouraging students to pursue careers in STEM subjects, MathWorks has completed research into how the curriculum is making those subjects appealing to young people.

November PMI shows small contraction in manufacturing sector 02/12/2016

The UK’s manufacturing sector slowed slightly in November, according to the latest Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ index (PMI).

Rolls-Royce Marine workers see job cuts 01/12/2016

Workers at the Rolls-Royce Marine division’s manufacturing site in Dunfermline are at risk of losing their jobs after the company announced it is to cut 800 posts nationwide in the next year.

SMEs not concerned by Brexit, says report 30/11/2016

Almost three-quarters of manufacturers say that Brexit is not a risk to their business, according to a report released today by commercial insurer RSA.

Number of new cars built falls for the first time in 14 months 30/11/2016

The number of cars produced by manufacturers in the UK fell for the first time in 14 months, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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.

Million-pound windfall for Walsall foundry 29/11/2016

A foundry in Willenhall, near Walsall, has secured over £1 million in orders in the past six months, thanks to its ability to offer a single source solution within the foundry sector.

First UK show for manufacturing managers proves hugely successful 28/11/2016

The UK’s first event entirely dedicated to the needs of manufacturing managers was an unprecedented success.
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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.

Female engineers recognised at Skills Show 28/11/2016

After three days of intense competition, the UK’s most talented engineering apprentices and technicians were crowned Skills Show 2016 champions – and girl power took centre stage.

Schaeffler and IBM enter IoT partnership 25/11/2016

Schaeffler has chosen IBM as its partner for its ‘digital transformation’ strategy, which will see the entire company adopt a digital platform for processing data.

Tyre manufacturer improves processes with software 21/11/2016

The installation of a fully integrated online measurement system from Micro-Epsilon has helped a tyre manufacturer dramatically improve its process capability and quality.

Last chance to secure your free ticket to best practice at MMS 18/11/2016

Site managers have just days to take up their free ticket to best practice excellence at Works Management’s Manufacturing Management Show (MMS) at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

Britain's Best Factory, Brose UK, opens its doors 17/11/2016

Britain's newly crowned Best Factory 2016 – Brose UK, Exhall, Coventry – is opening its doors for an exclusive Works Management factory tour on 6 December.

Pilkington set to save £2m with Siemens contract 14/11/2016

A new contract with Siemens means that glassmaker Pilkington are set to save approximately £2 million at two of their manufacturing sites in St Helens over the next five years.

Hitachi receive tailored maintenance training from TTS 14/11/2016

More than 70 maintenance engineers at Hitachi Rail Europe’s train maintenance centre in Ashford, Kent have received hands-on training from Technical Training Solutions (TTS).

Paper manufacturer implements Infor software 08/11/2016

Paper and packaging manufacturer Blake has replaced its existing bookkeeping-based system with Infor’s CloudSuite Industrial software at its plant in Yeovil.

Hundreds of jobs secured at Clyde shipbuilders 07/11/2016

The government and BAE Systems have announced that eight Type 26 frigates will be built at shipyards in Glasgow, starting next summer.

Robots help improve efficiency at leading bridge manufacturer 07/11/2016

A £2.6 million investment has led to leading bridge and engineering services specialist Mabey streamlining its manufacturing processes with a new team of robots.

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.

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