Jaguar Land Rover and BMW Group have announced they are linking up to develop the next-generation in electric drive systems, this comes as the latest in tactical auto alliances.
The power of publicly-funded support for manufacturing to enable growth and jobs is being proved in stellar fashion in Liverpool City Region. The LCR 4.0 initiative, a part-ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) financed business support programme for the manufacturing sector, has created 80 new jobs and added £2.6m GVA to date. It is now predicted that LCR 4.0-enabled SMEs will go on to add an additional 955 jobs and £31.1m GVA to the region's economy in the next three years.
AG Barr has been quenching Scotland’s thirst since 1875, and its iconic IRN-BRU was born in 1901. Maddy White visited the company’s Milton Keynes site to discuss its expansion plans, its moves to reduce sugar levels, and how technology can drive up quality.
The economic value of the UK’s manufacturing sector is placed at just below 10% of GDP, but this figure is based on outdated counting methods and underestimates manufacturing's worth by potentially half, claims a new Cambridge University report.
One of the most striking similarities between manufacturing and the high-octane world of Formula One is how both are trying to marry up the unstructured insights and ‘gut feelings’ of their respective experts with more structured telemetry and analytics.
600 Group is a world-leading engineering group in the manufacture and distribution of machine tools, precision engineered components, and industrial laser systems. Maddy White Reports.
The world is facing a climate change crisis. Drastic steps are being taken to transform the way we produce, store, and use energy. We visited Accolade Wines, a manufacturer who is now supplying its UK site with renewable energy via a newly constructed – and England’s biggest – onshore wind turbine.
Factories are responsible for approximately 36% of greenhouse gas emissions globally, Professor Steve Evans, Director of Research at the Centre for Industrial Sustainability, University of Cambridge, shares his insights on how resource efficiency can be good for profit margins and the environment.
A recent report by the Committee on Climate Change recommends that Britain can reach 'net zero' carbon emissions by 2050. Is that a realistic target for UK manufacturing? Nick Peters reports.
Manufacturers who put environmental improvements at the heart of their businesses are reaping wide-spread cost-savings, according to a new survey released today which shows industry is stepping up to the sustainability challenge.