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

Posted on 3 Mar 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.

Four local authorities receive funds to boost recycling on-the-go near waterways

Areas surrounding waterways in Bury, Derby, Adur & Worthing and Bristol will soon be adorned with colourful and eye-catching bins to help residents and visitors recycle when out and about.

The news comes as environmental charity Hubbub and Coca-Cola announce the winners of the In The Loop grant fund that launched in October to roll out public recycling points and boost out of home recycling in four new areas. Read more via The Manufacturer

Wales-based manufacturing firm, Building Systems UK, to reach carbon neutral target five years earlier than UK goal of 2050

International steel producer, Tata Steel, has announced a new company ambition; a reduction of CO2 emissions, that will see the business become carbon neutral by 2045. This is five years ahead of the UK wide target of 2050, and will be achieved on a science based trajectory, enabling Building Systems UK (Tata Steel’s sustainable building systems provider) to supply building products to the construction sector that are carbon neutral. Read more via News From Wales

Aston Martin unleashes the power of DBX707 in Formula 1®

When the lights go out for the start of the 2023 FIA Formula 1 World Championship™ season in Bahrain this Sunday, Aston Martin will raise the intensity by unleashing the might of the world’s most powerful ultra-luxury SUV, DBX707, as an Official FIA Medical Car of Formula 1®.

The critically acclaimed DBX707 has received significant engine, transmission, suspension, and brake upgrades, which have elevated the Aston Martin brand to the pinnacle of SUV performance. Add to that pin-point dynamics, new commanding body styling and an upgraded interior, and DBX707 becomes the point at which performance meets luxury. It is the fastest, most powerful, best handling and most engaging car of its kind. Read more via The Manufacturer

Additional funding secured for electric buses in York

The Department for Transport (DfT) has awarded City of York Council an additional £1.8m to increase the scope of the Zero-Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) scheme.

The ZEBRA bid also brings significant investment in York from First Bus, with First pledging to co-fund a further nine electric buses. With these additional vehicles, the First York bus fleet will become fully electric by 2024 – a major step forward in decarbonising the city. Read more via City of York Council

Decentralised energy key to circumventing grid delays, says expert

With ongoing grid delays forcing UK manufacturers to place plans for expansion on hold, Aggreko is advising the sector to consider short to mid-term decentralised energy solutions as an effective means of maintaining business continuity. Read more via The Manufacturer

Plastics group completes acquisition to extend UK reach

PAR Group has completed the acquisition of Guildford-based Aquarius Plastics, for an undisclosed sum.

Manchester and Chorley-based PAR Group is a manufacturer and supplier of engineering plastic, insulation and rubber products to customers in the UK, Europe and worldwide. Read more via The Business Desk