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

Posted on 3 Apr 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.

UK Manufacturing PMI: industry records growth for first time since July 2022

The UK manufacturing industry showed some signs of recovery in March, with production and new orders both picking up following a prolonged period of contraction, according to the latest S&P Global UK Manufacturing PMI®. More via The Manufacturer

Korean Air finalises order for 33 Airbus A350s

Korean Air has become a new customer for the A350 Family following the signature of a firm order with Airbus for 33 aircraft. The order covers 27 A350-1000s and six A350-900s.

Offering the longest range of any aircraft, the A350 will be able to operate any of the airline’s current intercontinental routes with a 25% reduction in fuel consumption and carbon emissions compared to previous generation aircraft. The additional range of the A350 will also enable the carrier to evaluate new long haul destinations. More via Airbus

BAE Systems’ Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System for F-15 aircraft completes operational testing

The US Air Force recently completed Initial Operational Test & Evaluation (IOT&E) of the Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System (EPAWSS), validating the game-changing capabilities BAE Systems’ advanced system brings to the F-15. EPAWSS provides critical electronic warfare (EW) capabilities for the F-15E Strike Eagle and F-15EX Eagle II aircraft. More via BAE Systems

IMI Critical Engineering delivers £15m orders for hydrogen value chain in 2023

IMI Critical Engineering (IMI) has announced a record year for orders throughout the hydrogen value chain in 2023.

Last year saw the manufacturer double its 2022 orders to deliver £15m worth of projects to support the generation of hydrogen. More via The Manufacturer

Nobia consolidates UK manufacturing operations

Nobia has unveiled plans to further consolidate its manufacturing operations in the UK as part of its ongoing UK transformation strategy. The company will be relocating its current manufacturing facility in Halifax to the Darlington manufacturing site, with the building in Halifax set to be repurposed as a storage facility. More via Lesprom

Canoo faces funding crunch as it buys Arrival manufacturing kit

Electric light truck startup Canoo has started shipping its commercial vehicles but faces a funding crunch as it buys equipment from a failed UK startup.

Canoo shipped 22 vehicles in 2023, 17 of them in the last quarter, and has deals with the United States Post Office (USPO), space Agency NASA and Walmart. More via eeNews Europe

UK-wide network for PEMD manufacturing announces new Chair

Professor Mike Capaldi, Dean of Innovation and Business at Newcastle University has been announced as the new Chair of DER-IC, a UK-wide Power, Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD) manufacturing network.

The strategic appointment is aligned with DER-IC’s drive to support the commercialisation and innovation of the PEMD manufacturing supply chain. More via The Manufacturer