Daily Manufacturing News Digest – the industry stories you should be aware of today

Posted on 2 May 2023 by The Manufacturer

Each day The Manufacturer compiles the top manufacturing news stories from around the web. To make your life a little easier, we trawl through all the major trade publications, broadsheets and business magazines to find you the most important manufacturing news each morning. Don't forget to bookmark this page and check back daily.

Babcock’s nuclear arm achieves success in Japan

Babcock International’s Cavendish Nuclear business has secured a contract with Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), to provide specialist capability in support of the decommissioning of the Monju Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR) in Fukui Prefecture, Japan. Read more via The Manufacturer

UK chip giant Arm files for blockbuster US share listing

British microchip designing giant Arm has filed to sell its shares in the US, setting the stage for what could be the biggest stock market listing this year.

The Cambridge-based firm is reportedly aiming to raise up to $10bn (£8bn).

In a blow to the UK, the company said in March that it did not plan to list its shares in London. Read more via BBC News

US manufacturing contracts again in April, but pace slows – ITSM

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in April for the sixth consecutive month following a 28-month period of growth, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. Read more via Institute for Supply Management

Bentley raises the woof at Goodwood’s festival for dogs

A celebration of all things canine, Bentley is taking the lead as exclusive automotive partner for this year’s Goodwoof festival, which is being held on 20-21 May at the Duke of Richmond’s Goodwood estate. A fleet of Bentayga luxury 4x4s will provide extra bark and growl to a range of activities that will give dogs and their human friends a wonderful weekend – or a great Dane out. Read more via The Manufacturer

HVMC launches hydrogen awareness training

The High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult’s seven centres of innovation have jointly developed a series of online modules designed to increase hydrogen awareness. These will help ensure the UK is best placed to overcome any challenges in the transition to a hydrogen-based economy. Read more via HVMC

Orro Bikes opens new facility by Hailsham

A Sussex-based bicycle manufacturer has opened a new purpose-built facility by Hailsham.

Orro Bikes’ new 25,000ft2 site is in the Swallow Enterprise Park in Diamond Drive, Lower Dicker. Read more via Sussex Express

SDE Technology presses on with high-profile automotive appointment

An experienced automotive specialist has joined a Shrewsbury-based manufacturer to guide the next stage of its expansion that will include the creation of 20 new jobs.

SDE Technology, which provides pressings and assemblies for several car makers and tier 1s, has appointed Robert Joyce as its first ever Non-Exec Advisor. Read more via The Manufacturer

Ultrafilter Medical opens new facility to support pharma future

Herefordshire manufacturing company Ultrafilter Medical has launched a specialist facility to support the diversification of its Ross-on-Wye site.

The company has invested £2m in a new cleanroom and specialist machinery and training programmes at its Alton Road site, creating a UK manufacturing base for its liquid filtration range, which is the first choice of customers across the pharmaceutical, food and beverage processing industries. Read more via The Business Desk