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Toyota to demonstrate new products at IMHX 20/07/2016

At IMHX 2016, Toyota Material Handling UK will be demonstrating how visitors can optimise their order picking and towing in e-commerce, distribution and manufacturing.

Sussex and Surrey manufacturing businesses given a new forum 19/07/2016

A new forum for manufacturing, engineering and technology businesses in Sussex and Surrey has held its first meeting.

IET to host open house for young engineers 19/07/2016

On 29 July, the Lloyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (AMTC), will be hosting an open day for the next generation of young engineers.

Mentor Training launches new video training module 19/07/2016

Mentor Training has launched a new video training module that asks: Could you live with a forklift accident?

PAL Group upgrade software with Infor 19/07/2016

Thermoplastic extrusion and adhesive products innovator PAL Group has upgraded its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software with help from Infor.

Eight apprentices graduate with help from Siemens 19/07/2016

Eight young people from across the north of England have completed Advanced Apprenticeships with Siemens UK & Ireland.

Greg Clark appointed new secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy 18/07/2016

The Department for Business has been revamped as the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in Theresa May’s new government.

UK exporters receive £600 million in UKEF support 15/07/2016

The UK’s manufacturing industry received £600 million in export support from UK Export Finance (UKEF) in the year April 2015-March 2016.

Hull firm charged after life-changing accident 15/07/2016

A Hull-based engineering firm has been fined almost £55,000 after a worker suffered life-changing injuries in an accident in February 2014.

UK productivity continues to struggle 12/07/2016

The UK’s productivity woes continued with the release of the latest ONS figures for Q1 2016.

Toyota to highlight careers opportunities at IMHX 2016 12/07/2016

Visitors to this year’s IMHX event in Birmingham will be able to see first-hand the range of career opportunities available at Toyota Material Handling.

Siemens win £4 million contract to supply VCS to Crossrail 11/07/2016

Siemens UK & Ireland has won a contract worth almost £4 million to supply a Ventilation Control System (VCS) for the Crossrail C610 project in London.

Welsh manufacturing firm receives over £95 million in funding 11/07/2016

Newport-based wafer processing manufacturer, SPTS Technologies, has secured a $125 million (£97 million) refinancing package from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking and Barclays.

UK Steel publishes Brexit blueprint 08/07/2016

Industry trade body UK Steel has published a Brexit blueprint for government explaining what steps it believes need to take in order to secure the future of the crisis-torn sector.

Industrial output falls in May 08/07/2016

UK industrial output fell by 0.5% in May compared with April with the biggest contraction in manufacturing.

Siemens make strategic appointment to UK aerospace division 07/07/2016

Siemens have appointed Steve Jones to the role of head of UK aerospace, in a move to strengthen its offering to the market. He has spent 12 years at Siemens, previously holding the role of key account manager for UK aerospace, and has over 25 years’ experience in the wider engineering industry.

Workplace fatality statistics published 07/07/2016

The rate of work-related fatal accidents has more than halved over the last 20 years, according to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). However, provisional figures indicate that 144 people were killed while at work in 2015/2016 – up from 142 in 2014/5.

CBI report outlines business-led solutions to raising productivity 07/07/2016

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) in partnership with Lloyds Banking Group, the ScaleUp Institute & Aston Business School, has launched a new report, Lifting the Trophy, profiling scale-up insights into raising productivity within firms.

Business groups call for clear leadership 06/07/2016

The five biggest business groups in the UK have jointly called for the government to provide clear leadership and immediate action on two fronts following the vote last month to leave the European Union.

Forterra mothballs two factories 06/07/2016

Forterra Brick, a leading manufacturer of masonry products including bricks and cladding, plans to mothball two of its UK factories in Accrington and Claughton, in Lancashire.

Industry leaders take to the stage at SMAS National Conference 05/07/2016

The global director of manufacturing at Rolls-Royce, Dr Hamid Mughal, is amongst the keynote speakers at this year’s Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS) National Conference, which will be held from 7-8 September at the Westerwood Hotel near Cumbernauld.

Low carbon fund worth £2.3m launched 05/07/2016

Manufacturers could win a share of up to £2.3 million for low carbon development and demonstration projects in the niche vehicle sector.

JLR opens £20m Midlands technical centre 05/07/2016

Jaguar Land Rover has opened a £20 million technical centre near Coventry in the Midlands. The 20,000 sq m facility will undertake manufacturing, personalisation and commissioning programmes for JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division.

Northants companies hit with large fines after worker killed 04/07/2016

Two Northamptonshire companies have been fined a total in excess of £220,000 following an accident in August 2013, in which an employee was killed while fitting roofing sheets onto a factory roof in Wellingborough.

FLTA highlights significance of refresher training with new fact sheet 04/07/2016

The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has updated its legal recommendations on the frequency of forklift truck refresher training for operators with the launch of Fact Sheet 12 (version 3).

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