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Manufacturing is the 'UK's most productive sector', EEF reveal 30/09/2016

The UK has moved up one place to become the world’s ninth biggest manufacturer, according to the latest fact card – ‘UK manufacturing 2016/17, the facts’ – from EEF and Santander.

Brexit uncertainty is 'not conducive' to investment, warn SMMT 30/09/2016

Current uncertainty over Brexit is making investment into UK manufacturing difficult, the country’s car industry body have warned.

Last chance to enter your Manufacturing Champions 26/09/2016

The deadline for entries to Works Management's Manufacturing Champions Awards has been extended to 7 October.

Rise in companies using flexible demand to cut bills 26/09/2016

A survey for npower Business Solutions (nBS) has found a growth in the number of food & drink manufacturers offering flexible energy demand, or demand side response (DSR) to cut their bills.

Last chance to visit Aston Martin’s Gaydon factory 26/09/2016

Luxury car manufacturer Aston Martin is offering Works Management readers an exclusive tour of their Gaydon factory on 4 October.

Outsourcing boost for MAN 26/09/2016

The Manufacturing Assembly Network (MAN) is targeting £5 million of new contracts following the launch of a new strategic cluster to capitalise on growing demand for strategic outsourcing.

MG ends manufacturing in UK 26/09/2016

Car manufacturer MG has announced that it is to stop making cars at its factory in Longbridge, with production moving to China.

Manufacturing output continues to expand, says CBI 23/09/2016

The CBI’s latest monthly Industrial Trends Survey has found that UK manufacturing output is continuing to expand at a ‘solid’ rate, despite a slight drop-off in exports.

Event looks to address skills shortage in the West Midlands 23/09/2016

Leading manufacturers in the West Midlands should team up to unlock the region’s young talent and combat the skills shortage, says a leading business network.

Thousands of new apprentices for The Marches 21/09/2016

A new £2.8 million project on the English/Welsh border could create nearly 2,500 new apprentices in the manufacturing industry.

Million-pound fine for Hemel Hempstead manufacturer 21/09/2016

A manufacturing company based in Hemel Hempstead has been fined £1 million after a worker was crushed to death by falling machinery.

Metal forming company looks to improve maintenance with Infor 20/09/2016

Quintus Technologies has selected business software provider Infor, and its Infor EAM solution, as its partner of choice to enhance its growth and maintenance plans.

James Fisher Nuclear grows the business with EFACS E/8 20/09/2016

When James Fisher Nuclear Limited set ambitious growth targets it needed the right ERP system to support the business.

Polystar Plastics bolster production capacity with £5m factory extension 16/09/2016

Polythene manufacturer, Polystar Plastics has invested £5m in its Southampton premises to bolster production to 40,000 tonnes of polythene per year.

Best Factory Awards 2016 shortlist announced 16/09/2016

Fifteen factories have made the shortlist for Cranfield School of Management’s 2016 Best Factory Awards (BFA).

Toyota Material Handling launches My Fleet truck management tool 15/09/2016

Toyota Material Handling UK has launched truck management tool, My Fleet, which gives manufacturers rental and service details on their forklift trucks, at the International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX).

Merger creates new opportunities for 3D printed manufacturing 12/09/2016

Two engineering companies have joined forces to create a new ‘manufacturing powerhouse’ for metal 3D printing and precision machining.

Concerns over STEM awareness highlighted in new report 09/09/2016

Over seven in ten people believe that not enough is being done to encourage children into STEM subjects, according to research by Neutronic Technologies.

Eaton whitepapers help businesses step up evacuation strategy 06/09/2016

Eaton has launched a series of whitepapers examining the issues that surround effective evacuation planning for commercial buildings.

Major investment for Midlands manufacturer 06/09/2016

PP Control & Automation (formerly Power Panels) is investing over £1 million in a new factory extension, shrugging off industry uncertainty in the wake of Brexit.

EEF/BDO survey finds insecure recovery 05/09/2016

A survey by EEF and business advisors BDO has found that the recovery in UK manufacturing is not secure despite the benefits of an attractive exchange rate.

Japan sends stark warning over Brexit 05/09/2016

Japanese companies, including manufacturing giants such as Nissan and Hitachi, may pull out of the UK following the Brexit vote, the country’s government has warned.

Aston Martin offers Gaydon factory tour 05/09/2016

Aston Martin is offering an exclusive tour of its Gaydon factory to Works Management readers.

Coca-Cola workers find massive cocaine shipment 02/09/2016

Workers at a factory in France got more than they bargained for after they opened a consignment of juice but found a huge shipment of cocaine instead.

Tour opportunity to Coca-Cola's Wakefield plant 02/09/2016

Works Management is offering readers the opportunity to visit Coca-Cola’s production site in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, on 29 September.

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