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Amazon to create 1,200 jobs with new fulfilment centre 28/04/2017

Amazon is to create 1,200 new permanent jobs through the opening of a new fulfilment centre in Warrington, it has been announced.

Alloy Wire heads for Interpack 2017 28/04/2017

UK manufacturer Alloy Wire International has recorded 50% growth in sales for its resistance wire and is now looking to build on the success by being present at Interpack in Dusseldorf during 4-10 May.

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.

Manufacturing bucks the trend as ONS figures released 28/04/2017

Manufacturing output over the first three months of 2017 expanded by 0.5%, according to the latest ONS figures.

Tyre manufacturer challenges Arsenal FC players to a ‘reaction challenge’ 27/04/2017

Players from Premier League football club Arsenal have been testing their reaction speeds and accuracy by taking part in the latest contest from tyre manufacturer Cooper Tire Europe.

Exports drive British car production demand 27/04/2017

The British car manufacturing industry produced 170,691 vehicles in March – 7.3% more than in the same month last year, data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has shown.

New technical centre for Midlands foundry 27/04/2017

A leading aluminium casting foundry, which made parts of the London 2012 Olympic Torch, has announced plans for a new £1.2 million technical centre and machine shop.

Masters Apprenticeship launches for manufacturing leaders 26/04/2017

The Manufacturing Institute and Lancaster University Management School are joining forces to offer a Masters level apprenticeship that is aimed at manufacturing leaders.

Bromford Iron & Steel to invest in West Bromwich facility 26/04/2017

A producer of hot rolled flats, sections and custom profiles is investing a six-figure sum into its facility in West Bromwich, it has been announced.

RDM Group hits US with autonomous vehicle expertise 26/04/2017

Coventry-based manufacturing specialist RDM Group has signed a collaborative agreement with design and consulting firm Arup to pursue transportation and autonomous vehicle projects being discussed in the United States.

EEF signs partnership agreement with the National Association for Manufacturers 26/04/2017

The UK’s EEF has signed a partnership agreement with its US counterpart, the National Association for Manufacturers (NAM).

UK manufacturing industry’s job market ‘strengthening and expanding’ 25/04/2017

The UK manufacturing industry’s job market has continued to strengthen, according to data from independent job board, CV-Library.

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.

Nestlé proposes job cuts and Blue Riband move 25/04/2017

Confectionery giant Nestlé has proposed to make changes to the factory operations within its UK business, which could see nearly 300 jobs cut and production of Blue Riband moved to Poland.

UK manufacturers ‘enjoying strong growth in demand’ from home and overseas orders 24/04/2017

The UK manufacturing sector reported strong growth in home and abroad orders during the first quarter of 2017, according to the CBI.

EEF appoints chief strategy and corporate development officer 24/04/2017

A new chief strategy and corporate development officer has been appointed at EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation.

BAE and JCB apprentices to advise Institute of Apprenticeships board 21/04/2017

Apprentices from BAE Systems and JCB are to sit on a panel that advises the board of the Institute of Apprenticeships, it has been announced.

British firms recognised for enterprise excellence 21/04/2017

More than 170 businesses have been named the winners of the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2017.

Overseas competition a challenge for UK automotive manufacturers 21/04/2017

Almost half (49%) of automotive manufacturers now see overseas competition as one of the sector’s biggest challenges, according to research from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.

Works Management launches survey seeking feedback from magazine readers 20/04/2017

Works Management’s Manufacturing Magazine has been the authentic voice of UK manufacturing for more than 40 years, providing the industry with a forum to exchange views and a platform for business improvement.

UK SME manufacturers urged to take part in National Manufacturing Barometer 20/04/2017

SWMAS and Economic Growth Solutions have called on small to medium sized manufacturers (SMEs) in the UK to take part in the next National Manufacturing Barometer.

BAE Systems handed £1.4 billion new submarine contract 20/04/2017

The UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) has handed a £1.4 billion contract to BAE Systems to deliver the next ‘Astute class’ submarine to the Royal Navy.

UK automotive industry growth faces multiple threats 20/04/2017

The uncertainty around Brexit combined with a worsening skills crisis, and increased labour and parts costs are threatening growth in the UK automotive industry, a survey has warned.

MMC early-bird rate ends soon 19/04/2017

Delegates have just over a week to secure a special early-bird rate of just £695 for Works Management’s Manufacturing Management Conference (MMC).

May calls for snap-election 18/04/2017

Prime Minister Theresa May has called for an early General Election to take place on 8 June.

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