UK manufacturing PMI hits 17-month low

UK manufacturing PMI hits 17-month low

UK manufacturing grew at its slowest rate in 17 months during the month of September due to reduced demand at home and abroad. The Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 51.6, its...
New bioplastic set to accelerate 3D printing market

New bioplastic set to accelerate 3D printing market

One of the UK’s leading bioplastics developers, Biome Bioplastics, has launched a new material for the 3D printing industry. Made from plant starches, Biome3D is a biodegradable plastic that combines easy processing and a superior...
SolutionsPT launches new roadshow for UK and Ireland

SolutionsPT launches new roadshow for UK and Ireland

Industrial IT solutions provider, SolutionsPT, will be showcasing the latest innovations in industrial IT at a nationwide roadshow which will look at how mainstream IT trends are driving change in manufacturing environments. Delegates at the...
UK Manufacturers in favour of EU membership

UK Manufacturers in favour of EU membership

UK manufacturers are keen to remain part of the European Union according to an EEF survey. The report revealed that 85% of the 160 firms that took part in the survey would vote to stay...
Lotus could lose 350 jobs

Lotus could lose 350 jobs

Car manufacturer, Lotus has announced that up to 350 jobs could be lost as a result of a restructuring programme. The Norfolk-based firm, which manufacturers the Elise, Evora and Exige sports-cars, could lose roughly 25%...
The ONS has revised UK economic growth up to 0.9%

UK economy grows to 0.9% in the second quarter

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revised UK economic growth up to 0.9% for the second quarter of the year compared with a previous estimate of 0.8%. Compared with a year earlier, UK GDP...
Young welders will battle out at SkillWeld 2014

Young welders shortlisted for prize

Ten young welders have been shortlisted to compete in SkillWeld 2014 – the annual competition that aims to recognise welding skills and promote welding as a career. SkillWeld is a national competition for trainee welders,...
JLR terminating a contract may lead to job losses

Liverpool based JLR supplier to cut jobs

Magna Merplas, which supplied components to Jaguar Land Rover’s Halewood plant, is to cut jobs after the car manufacturer awarded a contract to a rival firm. The plastic mouldings company constructs the bumpers for JLR’s...
Young people were given the chance to visit the Typhoo factory

Typhoo joins IGD campaign to encourage young people

Tea makers Typhoo have opened their doors to young people in an effort to encourage more students to join the food and drink industry. The endeavour is art of the IGD campaign, Feeding Britain’s Future,...
Meritor set to create a further 75 jobs

Meritor set to create a further 75 jobs

Automotive component manufacturer, Meritor, will create 75 new jobs in the next six months at its Cwmbran site. The firm, which employs 450 people at the facility, has spent three years developing and testing a...

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