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New base Down Under for UK autonomous vehicle company 23/01/2017

A Coventry-based leader in autonomous vehicles has invested in its first overseas facility in a bid to further tap into a market that is estimated to be worth $90 billion by 2020.

Theresa May to unveil Modern Industrial Strategy 23/01/2017

Prime Minister Theresa May will launch proposals for a Modern Industrial Strategy on Monday, it has been announced.

Added capacity for Arco's distribution centre 23/01/2017

The UK’s leading safety company, Arco, has created additional capacity and improved its service capabilities thanks to a £4 million investment in its National Distribution Centre (NDC) in Hull.

UK’s favourite new car colour remains white 20/01/2017

White maintained its position as the most popular new car colour in the UK for the fourth year in a row in 2016, data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has shown.

HS2 train builder hunt gets underway 20/01/2017

The search for a company to design, build and maintain a fleet of “state-of-the-art” high speed trains for Britain’s HS2 network through a £2.75 billion contract has been launched.

T Cards Online a hit with global engineering firm 19/01/2017

Case study: Meggitt PLC uses T Cards' Online Planning System at its factory in Coventry

Jaguar Land Rover hit with £900,000 fine after worker loses leg 19/01/2017

National car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has been fined £900,000 after a worker lost their leg following a car accident at Jaguar’s Lode Lane plant in Solihull.

Scottish manufacturers ‘return to positive territory’ 19/01/2017

The manufacturing sector north of the boarder finished 2016 with its strongest trend in new orders since the second quarter of 2014, according to the Scottish Chamber of Commerce.

Manufacturing activity growth hits 18 month high 18/01/2017

Manufacturers in England and Wales finished 2016 in a “strong” position with businesses reporting the fastest growth in activity in 18 months, according to the latest Lloyds Bank Regional Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI).

WM Factory Tour: Last chance to visit former Factory of the Year 18/01/2017

There is just one week to go to book your place on Works Management’s factory tour of award-winning City Technology site in Portsmouth.

Manufacturer gets government grant after securing RNLI contract 18/01/2017

A specialist design and development company has been handed nearly £100,000 from the Welsh government to expand its production facility after securing a major supply contract with the RNLI.

Arco launches ‘comfort light’ glove range 18/01/2017

Arco has launched a range of safety gloves billed as being functional, protective and comfortable.

Theresa May: UK to pursue ‘bold’ Free Trade Agreement with EU 17/01/2017

The UK will not seek membership of the European Union (EU) Single Market but instead “pursue a bold and ambitious Free Trade Agreement”, Prime Minister Theresa May has said.

MTC strengthens relationship Danish counterpart 17/01/2017

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry has strengthened its relationship with the Danish Technological Institute (DTI), one of Europe’s foremost research technology bodies.

Polytec to establish additional UK manufacturing site 17/01/2017

Automotive parts supplier, Polytec is to build an additional manufacturing site in the UK, it has been announced.

CEOs concerned over key skills availability 17/01/2017

The availability of key skills is a big concern among chief executives in the UK, a survey by PwC has indicated.

Company consolidates its UK manufacturing businesses 16/01/2017

Wales-based Boardlink Group is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year by combining several of its businesses to become a single trading and manufacturing company, Boardlink.

Electric car registrations surge in the UK 16/01/2017

More than 100,000 plug-in cars will be on UK roads by mid-2017, according Go Ultra Low.

UK manufacturer sets sights on £1.8 million opportunity 16/01/2017

Shropshire manufacturer, Advanced Chemical Etching (ACE) has set its sights on generating up to £1.8 million of sales after seeing demand for its “etching” service grow by 20% over the last four months.

Pochin completes £10.8 million BAE Defence Logistics Centre 13/01/2017

Construction development firm, Pochin has completed a £10.8 million Defence Logistics Centre for BAE Systems, it has been announced.

Manufacturer commits to continuous improvement through £1.5 million investment 13/01/2017

Refrigeration products developer, Williams has invested more than £1.5 million into the delivery and installation of two major items of plant and equipment.

RAPRA acquired by Made in the Midlands 13/01/2017

In what has been described as a ‘historic deal’ for UK manufacturing, the Rubber & Plastics Research Association (RAPRA) has been acquired by the privately run peer group, Made in the Midlands.

Low emissions movement gives UK manufacturer £3 million sales boost 12/01/2017

Birmingham manufacturer, Grayson Thermal Systems has added £3 million to its turnover in 2016 thanks to a global move towards low or zero emission buses and coaches.

Semta chairman to step down 12/01/2017

Leading industrialist Allan Cook is to stand down from his role as chairman at Semta, it has been announced.

Arsenal FC sign Bentley factory worker 12/01/2017

A factory worker from Bentley has been signed by Premier League giant Arsenal, it has been announced.

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