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

Posted on 3 Jun 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.

Schneider Electric opens Hungary smart factory

Schneider Electric has announced the opening of its smart factory in Dunavecse, Hungary.

The Dunavecse plant will increase production capacity for engineering-to-order (ETO) solutions made according to customers’ specifications across European markets, with 90% of the site’s manufactured products to be exported across Europe. More via The Manufacturer

Emirates chief warns of years of turbulence at Boeing

Boeing will take years to recover from the latest safety crisis, its largest customer has warned.

Tim Clark, who is president of luxury airline Emirates, has said the aircraft manufacturer will struggle to get back on track following the mid-air blowout on an Alaska Airlines flight. More via This is Money

Oxford manufacturer launches operations in Saudi Arabia

Unipart, a Cowley-based firm, has announced it has launched operations in Saudi Arabia.

The logistics, supply chain, manufacturing and consultancy company, already has operations across Europe, North America, Australia and Japan.

And it is now expanding in the Middle East where it has operations in the United Arab Emirates. More via Oxford Mail

UK aircraft deliveries down 7.4% YoY in Q1, says ADS Group

Between January and April this year, 312 commercial aircraft were successfully delivered, 7.4% lower than the 337 deliveries that had taken place after the first four months of last year. More via The Manufacturer

Legrand mulls Northumberland expansion which could create scores of skilled jobs

A major manufacturer is exploring options for expansion into the North East in moves which could create scores of new skilled jobs.

Legrand already has six bases in the UK, including its Birmingham headquarters and sites in Wembley, Scarborough and Consett, but planning documents show that the company is looking for a new base set closer to the offshore renewable energy sector. More via Business Live

Calls for investigation into ‘harmful’ scampi sourcing

Scampi is sourced in a way that causes “extensive environmental damage”, a charity complaining to the UK competitions authority has claimed.

Charity Open Seas is disputing the sustainability of the popular seafood snack and has asked the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to investigate supermarkets which claim it is “responsibly sourced”. More via BBC News

EngineeringUK calls for action to reverse spike in women leaving engineering

New workforce data released by EngineeringUK reveals the proportion of women working in engineering and technology roles has declined in the past year from 16.5% to 15.7%.

In contrast, women make up more than half of the rest of the UK workforce (56.1%). More via The Manufacturer