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GKN wins grant to bring Formula One technology to public transport 24/04/2014

GKN is one of the first companies to receive funding from a joint government and automotive industry fund for projects to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

Car manufacturing picks up pace in March 24/04/2014

UK car production rose 12% in March to 142,158 units, bringing 2014-to-date growth to 2.9%. European demand for cars strengthened and almost 80% of cars manufactured are for global export markets, enhancing UK balance of trade.

Firm sentenced after worker breaks legs 24/04/2014

A Stirlingshire company has been fined £10,000 for serious safety failings after a foundry worker's legs were crushed when he was struck by a one tonne mould in a casting box while turning it with an overhead crane.

Manufacturer optimism sees fastest rise since early 70s - CBI 23/04/2014

Business optimism among manufacturers saw its sharpest improvement since 1973 on the back of strong growth in orders at home and abroad, according to the latest CBI quarterly Industrial Trends Survey.

Call to do more to tackle poor ergonomics 23/04/2014

Manufacturers must do more to protect workers by designing work areas better, according to a report from Bosch Rexroth.

Manufactured export sales fall in Scotland 23/04/2014

The volume of Scottish manufactured export sales fell by 4% during the fourth quarter of 2013.

Government and industry commit £133m to advanced powertrain technology 23/04/2014

The UK government and automotive manufacturers Ford, Cummins, GKN and JCB are planning to invest £133 million in powertrain development projects to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 2014 announced 23/04/2014

Tomorrow's Engineers Week 2014 will take place between Monday 3 and Friday 7 November, 2014 with the aim of creating a buzz around engineering and promote engineering careers to young people across the UK.

Workplace falls and dangerous machines top reasons for prosecutions 22/04/2014

Workplace falls and dangerous machines have been named as the two most common reasons for companies being prosecuted over health and safety breaches in the North West.

Torotrak wins £1.1m for excavator project 22/04/2014

Lancashire manufacturer Torotrak has been awarded £1.1 million by the Technology Strategy Board, to work on an excavator project with JCB.

JLR wins Queen’s Award for export success 22/04/2014

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has been awarded the 2014 Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade, for "outstanding overseas sales growth over the last three years".

Con Mech Engineers fined after worker loses leg 17/04/2014

Con Mech Engineers has been fined £20,000 plus £8,045 in costs in court, after an agency worker was crushed between a moving vehicle and a water tank.

Best Factory Awards 2014 entry deadline extended 16/04/2014

The deadline for entries to the Best Factory Awards 2014 has been extended to Friday, April 25, giving you the opportunity to join the manufacturing greats and enjoy the business boosting benefits that come with awards success.

Factory gate price rises remain low 16/04/2014

Annual output producer price inflation stayed low in March, while the rate of input prices continued to fall, according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

Manufacturing recruitment strong in Northern Ireland 16/04/2014

The manufacturing sector in Northern Ireland increased staffing levels at its fastest rate on record in March, according to Ulster Bank Northern Ireland PMI produced by Markit.

BOHS appoints new president 15/04/2014

The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) has appointed Mike Slater as its president.

Work starts on Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering 15/04/2014

Work is now underway on the construction of the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME), the UK's first dedicated 'faculty on the factory floor'.

PowerCell wins H&S accreditation 15/04/2014

Industrial battery and charger specialist PowerCell has met the exacting standards required for the ISO (OHSAS) 18001 accreditation and been awarded the internationally recognised benchmark for the management of health and safety.

Research centre 'will help manufacturers improve efficiency' 14/04/2014

A specialist research centre dedicated to finding ways to help businesses improve manufacturing has been set up as a partnership between Teesside University, the Institute for Manufacturing at Cambridge University and the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI).

Denbigh factory workers exposed to high lead levels 14/04/2014

A firm has been fined a total of £35,000 and ordered to pay costs of £23,271 after a court was told that nine workers at a ceramic tile factory in North Wales had levels of lead in their blood above national safety limits, putting them at risk of serious health problems.

Cable announces £100m to strengthen supply chains 11/04/2014

Business secretary Vince Cable has announced a £100 million fund to support manufacturers' supply chains and strengthen reshoring.

CBI Northern Ireland warns of energy cost job threats 11/04/2014

Manufacturing jobs are being threatened by high energy costs, according to CBI Northern Ireland chair Colin Walsh (pictured).

Semta encourages youngsters into ‘inspirational’ career 11/04/2014

A call for young people to take any route they can into advanced manufacturing and engineering to enjoy a fulfilling career has come from Semta chairman Allan Cook CBE.

Food makers warned over poor contracts 11/04/2014

UK food manufacturers could pay a significant price should they fail to include protective clauses in their supply chain contracts, according to a food law firm.

UK manufacturers benefit from £300m RGF funding 10/04/2014

The fifth round of the government's Regional Growth Fund (RGF) worth £300 million is to go to 50 companies around the UK.

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