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

Posted on 4 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.

UK Manufacturing PMI: Growth of UK manufacturing production and new orders hit two-year highs in May

The UK manufacturing sector returned to growth in May, as output expanded at the quickest pace in over two years on the back of improved intakes of new work.

The outlook also brightened as manufacturers’ positive sentiment rose to its highest level since early-2022, with 63% of companies expecting output to expand over the coming year. More via The Manufacturer

Work starts on National Grid substation that will help power Sunderland’s new gigafactories

National Grid is starting work on a new 275kV substation on IAMP to enable new gigafactories and other businesses on the site to plug directly into the electricity transmission network. IAMP is a scheme being brought forward thanks to a joint venture between Sunderland and South Tyneside Councils. More via National Grid

Lockheed Martin reflects on its D-Day legacy

Legacy Lockheed Martin companies were closely linked with providing the aircraft needed for the Britain’s war efforts from 1938, including establishing manufacturing and support sites around the UK from early in the war.

This week marks 80 years since the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. More via Lockheed Martin

TMMX Awards launches EDI category for 2024

To celebrate and encourage progress in the field of equity, diversity and inclusion (ED&I), Cranfield University has worked closely with The Manufacturer, to introduce the ED&I Excellence Award for TMMX 2024. More via The Manufacturer

Siemens Mobility makes pitch for Goole trains to decarbonise UK rail system

Train manufacturer Siemens Mobility says battery-powered trains made at its plant in Goole could help decarbonise the UK’s rail system.

The company says the new trains could save the UK rail system £3.5bn and take out 12m tonnes of CO2 over 35 years. More via MSN

Work continues new £14m UK headquarters for Italian manufacturer

Work is progressing on a new £14m project which will transform an empty site on Caton Road in Lancaster.

GVS Filter Technology UK Ltd’s new manufacturing facility and office complex will turn the 24,000 square metre plot into a sustainable and captivating riverside location. More via Lancaster Guardian