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JC Metalworks sees major sales boost 21/08/2017

Loughborough manufacturer JC Metalworks has seen a 24% increase in sales.

Textile industry must wake up to ‘ticking time bomb’ in UK factories 21/08/2017

The chief executives of two of the country’s largest clothing retailers have urged government to act on what they call the “ticking time bomb” that threatens to “fatally derail” the UK’s textile manufacturing industry.

Yamazaki Mazak UK helps student racing team at Birmingham University 21/08/2017

The University of Birmingham student racing team came second in the 2017 Formula Student UK competition with the help of Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd.

Manufacturing Champions Awards still open for entries 18/08/2017

Do you want to join the pantheon of greats that have graced the stage at Works Management’s Manufacturing Champions Awards? Then now is your chance.

Manufacturing Growth Programme celebrates 1000 SME beneficiaries 18/08/2017

The Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP), a new £9.7m business support initiative, is celebrating supporting over 1000 SME manufacturers in the past ten months.

Advanced composites manufacturer Pentaxia buys new site 17/08/2017

Advanced composites manufacturer Pentaxia has purchased a large manufacturing site on Alfreton Road in Derby.

Engineering firms losing out on millions of pounds of R&D tax relief 17/08/2017

Three quarters (77%) of small and medium-sized UK engineering firms have not heard of Research & Development (R&D) tax relief, a survey has found.

Operator Guidance System to reduce the chance of human error in manual tasks 17/08/2017

Drive and control specialist Bosch Rexroth has developed a step-by-step virtual guidance system to support workers in production environments and to help with one of the main issues associated with manual assembly processes – human error.

Orchard Energy appoints industrial & commercial development director 16/08/2017

Utility management specialist Orchard Energy has appointed Lucia Harney-Dey (pictured) to the role of industrial and commercial development director.

ACE sees export boom after CI drive 16/08/2017

Shropshire precision metal specialist Advanced Chemical Etching (ACE) has set its sights on international expansion after boosting its export work by 10% in the first seven months of 2017.

Zoopla hermit crab advert uses Stratasys 3D printing 15/08/2017

A Zoopla television advert that shows hermit crabs moving into miniature houses was made possible thanks to Stratasys 3D printing technology, it has emerged.

EEF: Government ‘needs to review its work and health priorities’ 15/08/2017

The government has been urged to review its work and health priorities as part of its industrial strategy.

TSP Engineering and Vitkovice sign agreement to cooperate in Heat Exchange Technology 15/08/2017

Workington-based TSP Engineering and Czech firm Vitkovice have signed a cooperation agreement.

Hillfoot expands international operation with appointment 14/08/2017

Specialist carbon and alloy steel stockholder Hillfoot has moved to build on its international operation with the appointment of a new position of export manager.

CBI to launch Manufacturing Council 14/08/2017

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is to establish a new Manufacturing Council to help support the UK’s makers.

British-built CV exports rise in first half of 2017 14/08/2017

Exports of British-built vans, trucks and buses rose 11.6% in the first six months of 2017, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

SURVEY: How has water deregulation affected your business? 11/08/2017

Since April, the way businesses in England pay for their water has changed. A deregulated market means that customers can choose their provider, similar to electricity and gas supply. But have manufacturers taken advantage of these changes?

Forklift truck training firms benefit from bank referral scheme 11/08/2017

Small businesses, including forklift truck (FLT) training companies, struggling to access finance from big banks have received almost £4 million of funding through a government-backed bank referral scheme.

Waste management service launched for manufacturing sector 11/08/2017

A free waste management service that aims to get more manufacturing, processing and distribution businesses to recognise the cost and environmental benefits of baling and compacting waste is being launched.

MHR to help UK manufacturers get GDPR ready 10/08/2017

Human capital solutions provider MHR has announced a roadshow of training workshops throughout the UK to help manufacturers prepare for the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Loadmac appoints UK sales manager 10/08/2017

Loadmac, a British manufacturer and supplier of truck mounted forklifts, has expanded its team with the introduction of a UK sales manager.

Fast Turbo firmly in the driving seat following MGP help 10/08/2017

Northamptonshire automotive company Fast Turbo Limited, which remanufactures vehicle turbochargers, has received a boost from the Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP) in a bid to improve export performance.

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).

Success of Sector Deals requires transformative guidance 09/08/2017

The government has been urged to set out clear guidance on the rules of engagement for industry Sector Deals ahead of the forthcoming Industrial Strategy White Paper, so that such Deals are in place in time to help mitigate the impact of Brexit on industry supply chains.

Nissan to sell battery manufacturing business in Sunderland as part of wider deal 09/08/2017

Vehicle manufacturer Nissan has agreed to sell its electric battery operations and production facilities to GSR Capital for an undisclosed sum.

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