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Universal Engineering employs 200 at Wales factory 24/04/2015

Universal Engineering has opened a factory, which will employ 200 highly skilled engineers and fabricators at Llantrisant, Wales.

New Rolls-Royce chief executive appointed 24/04/2015

John Rishton is to retire as chief executive of Rolls-Royce on 2 July 2015 and will be succeeded by Warren East (pictured).

Retaining UK production more significant than reshoring, says Catapult 24/04/2015

The High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult, which supports the growth of high value manufacturing in the UK, has said that a complex mix of positive factors is keeping manufacturing in the UK, and these need to be assessed alongside 'reshoring' (the physical return of production from abroad).

Made Here Now website launched 24/04/2015

A website project to showcase success stories of UK manufacturing – Made Here Now – has been unveiled in London.

Output boost for commercial vehicle market 24/04/2015

Demand for UK-built commercial vehicles (CV) has increased, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Britain produced 9,648 vans and trucks in March, representing an uplift of 43.3% over last year. In the first quarter of the year, 23,435 commercial vehicles were produced, marking 19.1% growth following reduced output in 2014.

Lombard offers one-to-one funding guidance 24/04/2015

Specialists from Lombard and NatWest will be available at the Manufacturing & Engineering North East conference to meet with you to discuss financial solutions to your business needs.

Hot steel work proves 32t Hyster Tier 4 Final truck for La Cisa 22/04/2015

Logistics specialist La Cisa has taken delivery of a new 32 tonne Tier 4 Final Hyster forklift for a tough, hot metal handling application in northern Italy.

WM readers offered discount to Design Council's manufacturing summit 21/04/2015

The Design Council is offering Works Management readers a £100 discount on the price of a ticket to its 'Leading Business by Design Summit 2015' on June 18 at Birmingham City University.

IET calls for action on UK innovation 21/04/2015

Improved government support for smaller businesses is the key to improving Britain's innovation record, according to the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

JLR gets Queen's Award for sustainable development 21/04/2015

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has received a 2015 Queen's Award for Enterprise in sustainable development for reducing the environmental impact of its products and its operations.

Unipart gets top marks in responsible business index 21/04/2015

Manufacturing, logistics and consultancy company Unipart Group is one of a handful of companies to receive a five star rating in the Business in the Community 2015 Corporate Responsibility (CR) Index, a benchmark of responsible business.

Tube bending pioneer wins Queen's Award 21/04/2015

Tube bending machinery manufacturer Unison is celebrating being named as a winner of the Queen's Award for Enterprise. The award for International Trade is in recognition of achieving outstanding export success.

HMS Prince of Wales bridge delivery starts 20/04/2015

The most iconic section of the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier has been loaded out of its dock hall in Glasgow ahead of its first sea voyage to Rosyth.

Steel firm sentenced over North Yorkshire worker's death 20/04/2015

A Sheffield steel company has been fined £62,000 and ordered to pay £38,000 in costs after a catalogue of safety failings led to a 42-year-old worker being killed when he was knocked off his lorry and then crushed by a three tonne load of steel tubes.

Rolls-Royce wins record £6bn engine order from Emirates 17/04/2015

Rolls-Royce has won its largest ever order, worth £6.13 billion ($9.2bn), to provide Trent 900 engines and service support to Emirates. The engines will power 50 Airbus A380 aircraft that will enter service from 2016.

ATI backs collaborative research to create additive material for aerospace 17/04/2015

A three-year £3.1 million collaborative research programme to develop titanium powder is being backed by the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) and Innovate UK.

Teenager's horrific arm injuries lead to court for Nottinghamshire firm 17/04/2015

A Nottinghamshire company has been fined £40,000 with £1,314 in costs after a 19-year-old employee severed most of his forearm in an unguarded machine.

Brammer backs next generation of engineers 16/04/2015

Brammer, the distributor of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, plans to formally recognise the importance of apprentices to the future of British industry by rewarding top students around the country with prizes and the title 'Apprentice of the Year'.

GKN and Babcock chairman named Industrialist of the Year 16/04/2015

Mike Turner CBE, chairman of GKN and Babcock International Group, has been named Industrialist of the Year by the EEF. The title was awarded at the EEF/Aldermore Future Manufacturing Awards.

Half of companies unprepared for IT disaster 16/04/2015

More than half (54%) of companies will not be ready in the event of a major IT incident, according to a new poll by IT educator and consultant Sysop. Respondents reported that they were 'poorly prepared' (15%) or 'only prepared for some eventualities' (39%) should a major incident occur.

University in multi-million pound engineering investment 16/04/2015

The University of Wolverhampton plans to invest £12 million in new facilities and courses to help create the next generation of skilled engineers.

Skills development centre signs up to 5% Club 14/04/2015

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry has pledged its commitment to developing engineers, and giving apprentices and graduates the skills and opportunities to further their careers by signing up to 'The 5% Club'.

Manufacturing M&A boosted by private equity 14/04/2015

Significant private equity (PE) interest in manufacturing has continued to fuel an increase in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity across the sector, according to law firm Irwin Mitchell.

Production output up on a year ago 13/04/2015

Total production output increased by 0.1% in February 2015 compared with February 2014, according to estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Manufacturing output was the largest contributor, increasing by 1.1%.

Manufacturing policy portal launched 13/04/2015

The Centre for Science, Technology & Innovation Policy (CSTI) at the Institute for Manufacturing has launched a portal focused on manufacturing policies.

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