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JLR opens engine manufacturing centre 31/10/2014

The Queen has opened Jaguar Land Rover's £500 million engine manufacturing centre (EMC) in Wolverhampton. The facility, announced in September 2011, will see engines being produced in-house for the first time in a generation.

Health and safety statistics show Britain could do better 30/10/2014

Injury and ill-health statistics released yesterday (29 October 2014) by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reveal that some 28.2 million working days were lost due to work related ill health or injury in 2013—14.

Discover the secrets of high employee engagement at WMMC 2014 29/10/2014

Learn how spot disengagement among your employees and reinvigorate morale to boost your productivity at Works Management's Manufacturing Conference (WMMC) 2014 in Leicester on 20-21 November.

Economic growth remains slow but solid, says CBI 29/10/2014

Economic growth slowed a little in the three months to October, but remains relatively solid, according to the CBI's latest growth indicator.

Aircraft deliveries at record levels 29/10/2014

More commercial aircraft were delivered globally during Q3 2014 than in any other corresponding period on record, according to aerospace trade organisation, ADS Group.

Manufacturers support Lancashire shale gas production 29/10/2014

More than 28 British manufacturers collectively employing over 45,000 people have signed a letter to The Times calling upon on politicians to get behind what they describe as "Lancashire's natural gas from shale revolution".

Bosch Rexroth joins Manufacturing Technology Centre 29/10/2014

Bosch Rexroth is the latest company to join the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), in Coventry, which brings together manufacturers and the universities of Birmingham, Nottingham and Loughborough, with TWI (the Welding Institute).

National Grid Winter Outlook no cause for alarm, says EEF 28/10/2014

National Grid's Winter Outlook for gas and electricity, published today, is no cause for alarm according to EEF, the manufacturers' organisation.

Global R&D spend falls dramatically 28/10/2014

Growth in big companies' investment in research and development (R&D) has plummeted over a decade, according to consultancy Strategy&.

County Durham firm fined over worker’s severe burns 28/10/2014

A County Durham firm has been fined £7,500 and ordered to pay £770.10 in costs and £750 victim surcharge after a worker suffered serious burns to his face, hand and arm when he was struck by a jet of hot molten plastic.

Siemens and OCR launch UK engineering skills partnership 27/10/2014

Siemens and qualifications body OCR – collaborating with in conjunction with the Cabinet Office, DoE (Department of Education) and BIS (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) – are now pooling resources to help "tackle the skills gap in engineering and manufacturing".

Index reveals fall in the cost of energy: renewables up 27/10/2014

Energy prices fell by almost 7% between the first and second quarters of this year (2014) – overall 4% lower than the same period last year – latest data from Lorien's Energy Index reveals.

Oldham factory sentenced over worker’s death 27/10/2014

An Oldham manufacturer has been ordered to pay £125,000 in fines and costs after an employee was killed when he was struck by a three-tonne piece of steel being lifted by an overhead crane.

Loughborough firm prosecuted after machine crushes worker’s ankle 27/10/2014

A Loughborough company has been fined for safety breaches after an employee's ankle was crushed by a woodworking machine.

Profession called to action on securing the future of engineering 24/10/2014

Professional engineering institutions must better represent and develop engineers, according to the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE). In its report, The Universe of Engineering, the organisation said PEIs needed to use this as a springboard to attract more people into the profession.

Paper firm fined for pallet fall failings 24/10/2014

The UK division of a pan-European paper company has been was fined £30,000 and ordered to pay £4,496 in costs for safety failings after a worker broke her leg in three places when poorly stacked pallets of paper collapsed.

Semta Group hails Trailblazer success 24/10/2014

Semta, the sector skills council for science, engineering and manufacturing, has welcomed the government's announcement that more than 700 employers are to design 76 new apprenticeship standards as part of the third phase of its Trailblazers scheme.

Drinks firm Diageo sentenced after two workers injured 24/10/2014

Drinks company Diageo Scotland has been fined for safety failings after two workers were injured in falls at separate plants in Moray.

City & Guilds creates industry skills board 24/10/2014

City & Guilds has created an industry skills board made up of leading employers and representation from the TUC, Its aim is to more closely align the UK education and skills with the needs of business.

Export decline hits manufacturing growth 23/10/2014

The recovery in British manufacturing continued in the three months to October, but the pace of growth slowed as new export orders declined, according to the latest CBI Quarterly Industrial Trends Survey.

Car production reaches six-year high 23/10/2014

UK car manufacturing saw its best year-to-date (January to September) performance since 2008, producing 1,132,017 units – up 0.6%.

Jaguar Land Rover opens first overseas factory 23/10/2014

Jaguar Land Rover has opened its first overseas manufacturing facility. The factory in China will make the Rover Evoque with Chery Automobile Company under the first Chinese-British automotive joint venture.

Siemens Congleton wins European quality prize 23/10/2014

Siemens Motion Control Congleton has won a prize at the EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) Excellence Awards.

Manufacturers given insight into innovation 23/10/2014

More than a hundred small and large manufacturers have come together to hear one of British engineering's leading figures outline the intrinsic nature of innovation within UK manufacturing.

UK 'still a manufacturing nation', says ONS 22/10/2014

Perceptions that manufacturing is disappearing from the UK are wide of the mark, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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