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Aerospace News, November 2018

Aerospace companies gathered earlier this month to learn and share stories of how the Sharing in Growth (SiG) programme is radically transforming the productivity of the British aerospace sector.   Greg Clarke, the BEIS Secretary and one of the conference’s keynote speakers, said SiG’s cooperation with the aerospace sector showed that ‘when industry and government work together, you can crack problems that were insuperable.’   “Sharing in Growth continues to deliver exceptional results – securing contracts worth more than £3bn, boosting productivity, creating quality jobs ... Read more

Automotive News, November 2018

Ford is in talks with a chemical company about using its Bridgend plant to build a new off-road vehicle. Ineos Automotive plans to build a car to replace the Land Rover Defender, which went out of production in 2016. Talks come a week after Ford told staff working on the new Jaguar engine not to come to work for five days. Ford employs 1,850 people in Bridgend, though there have been concerns about the plant's long-term future. The car giant will stop producing ... Read more

Automotive News, October 2018

With Brexit, impending and many companies in limbo about the future, Bentley Motors leads the way, recruiting a new intake of apprentices as the business takes a strong stance toward UK manufacturing. As the company prepares to celebrate its centenary year, Bentley Motors has recruited a new intake of apprentices, undergraduates and graduates to its 4,000-strong workforce. Covering areas such as sales and marketing, communications, digital, finance and purchasing, and of course, engineering and manufacturing departments. Out of the 83 new recruits, ... Read more

Aerospace News, October 2018

Leading mechanical engineering specialist, MetLase, is celebrating a record-breaking year after securing a landmark contract with the world’s largest aerospace manufacturer. MetLase has been announced as the tooling and fixture partner for Boeing’s new Sheffield facility in a deal that is expected to initially increase its workforce by 15%. MetLase is a 2015 joint venture between Rolls-Royce and Unipart, and specialises in the manufacture of tooling, intelligent fixturing and components, bringing lead times of months down to hours or days. The company ... Read more

Manufacturing News, October 2018

An increasing trend to reduce the overall weight of products in multiple industries such as aerospace, renewables, construction and transportation, is driving tremendous growth in the lightweight structures market. According to the UK Department for International Trade, it is projected that the global opportunity in lightweight structures, just for transport applications, will reach £138bn by 2021. In the last few years, the region of Greater Manchester has developed a specialist niche in this area, specifically tapping into opportunities in light alloys, ... Read more

Rail Forum Midlands Join Reshoring UK

Established 25 years ago, the Rail Forum Midlands (RFM) represents over 160 businesses across the Midlands and beyond, collectively employing over 25,000 people and contributing £2.6bn to the local economy. We are a not-for-profit organisation, owned and governed by our members with the sole purpose of supporting them to grow and thrive. Our members include infrastructure and rolling stock consultancies, manufacturers, OEMs and a wide range of service providers to the industry. We work strategically with both UK and regional governments, ... Read more

Manufacturing News September 2018

The latest PMI saw UK manufacturing hit a 25-month low of 52.8 in August, with foreign demand reportedly decreasing for the first time since 2016. Tales of a further slowdown in UK manufacturing seem to be rife at the moment with much of the national and trade press covering the release of the latest purchasing managers’ index (PMI) this week. The PMI posted 52.8 in August – down from 53.8 in July. According to the index compilers (HIS Markit and CIPS), manufacturing ... Read more

Rail News September 2018

Over 100 businesses in the East Midlands have won work on HS2 contracts so far according to HS2 Ltd, which is in the process of setting out its programme of skills and employment. HS2 Ltd says a whole generation of engineers, designers, architects and geologists will benefit from the construction of the new high speed railway as the project gears up to support 30,000 jobs and create opportunities for British businesses to upskill their workforce. As the programme moves to construction, the ... Read more

Aerospace News September 2018

Advanced surface coating technology company Hardide Coatings has been awarded funding from a UK-wide aerospace initiative, to further the application of the company’s innovative coating technology to aircraft components. The National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP) is a £14.4m programme to mature 40 aerospace technologies in the UK aerospace supply chain. Oxfordshire-based Hardide Coatings has been awarded NATEP funding for two projects commencing early September 2018 that will each take 18 months to complete. The first project is to develop a grinding ... Read more

Automotive News September 2018

What has been described as the UK’s “largest independent vehicle battery manufacturer” will reportedly open in early 2019 in Coventry, creating around 90 new jobs with Aston Martin as its first customer. The multi-million-pound, high-tech facility will be operated by a new joint venture – Hyperbat, which combines the innovation, manufacturing and logistics strengths of Williams Advanced Engineering and Unipart Manufacturing Group. Alongside providing a secure future supply chain for UK-based car-makers as their vehicles transition to electric power, there is also ... Read more
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