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

Posted on 2 May 2024 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.

Get ready to rock, ride and revel at Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Week 2024

This June 5th and 6th, the NEC Birmingham will transform into a vibrant festival of innovation and entertainment with the return of the Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Week 2024.

From guitar competitions, live performances and smoothie making to the ‘Oscars’ of the manufacturing industry, this year’s event brings together cutting-edge technology developments with the excitement and creativity of festival-style attractions. More via The Manufacturer

Mapei opens new Liverpool factory

Specialist chemicals manufacturer Mapei has officially opened its new factory in south Liverpool.

Founded in Italy in 1937, Mapei is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chemical products for the construction industry. Operating in 57 countries across the world the business generates annual revenues of more than €4bn. More via Liverpool Business News

Yorkshire-based manufacturer pairs up with British Wool to create throw collection

British Wool just announced a unique collaboration between its Campaign for Wool and Yorkshire-based vertical woollen mill Abraham Moon & Sons.

The partnership launches its latest lifestyle range of soft throws, which are a ‘best-in-class’ showcase for British manufacturing, British design, and British wool. More via Farmers Guide

UK Manufacturing PMI: Industry slips back into decline following promising March

The UK manufacturing industry slipped back into a decline in April, with output and new orders both contracting, according to the latest S&P Global UK Manufacturing PMI®.

Uncertain market conditions, client destocking and the ongoing crisis in the Red Sea were all cited as reasons why industry didn’t continue its upward trajectory in April. Indeed, four of the five PMI constituents (output, new orders, employment and stocks of purchases) registered contractions. More via The Manufacturer

Major British car manufacturer could turn to electric MOTORBIKES as boss admits iconic brand ‘would consider’ change

A major British car manufacturer could turn its hand to electric motorcycles.

Bosses have admitted that the iconic brand “would consider” the bold change if there was enough demand from customers.

Mini CEO Stefanie Wurst seemed very open to the idea of a shift to two wheels in a recent interview. More via The Sun

Tesco hits Swedish truck manufacturer Scania with legal action

British retail giant Tesco has launched a claim against Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer Scania over alleged monetary losses suffered in the UK.

Tesco Store and Tesco Distribution has filed a claim into the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) against Scania and several of its British entities. More via Yahoo! Finance

Revolutionary £37.6m UK Digital Twin Centre announced for Belfast

Belfast Region City Deal and Innovate UK have announced a £37.6m investment in the UK Digital Twin Centre, a centre of excellence that will revolutionise how industries develop products, services and systems across the UK.

Led by Digital Catapult, the Centre has been endorsed by UK industry, launching with co-investment from three major industry partners: Thales UK, Spirit AeroSystems and Artemis Technologies. More via The Manufacturer