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

Posted on 4 Jul 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.

UK Manufacturing PMI: Industry continues to contract as demand dips

The UK manufacturing industry’s downturn continued as quarter two came to an end, with output, new orders and employment all declining, according to the latest S&P Global / CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI®.

June saw the seasonally adjusted UK Manufacturing PMI fall to a six-month low of 46.5 (a reading below 50 suggests contraction in the sector), down on May’s reading of 47.1 but above the flash estimate of 46.2. Read more via The Manufacturer

Nissan launches electric vehicle subscription service

Nissan has launched an exciting new way for customers to get behind the wheel of their next car, with a flexible subscription service featuring a simple all-in-one monthly payment.

Nissan Subscription covers the cost of the vehicle, insurance for up to five drivers, road tax, servicing and roadside assistance, so all the customer needs to do is charge or fuel it. Read more via Nissan

BYD–Alexander Dennis Enviro200EV buses soon to grace the streets of Sheffield

Alexander Dennis and BYD UK have jointly announced that their electric vehicle partnership will supply four single deck buses to the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority.

The four electric BYD–Alexander Dennis Enviro200EV single deck buses will be the first zero-emission buses in Sheffield, reducing emissions inside the city’s Clean Air Zone, which launched earlier this year. Read more via The Manufacturer

SEA builds communications systems for New Zealand ANZAC frigates

SEA, a UK electronic and security systems producer, has been awarded a £26m contract by New Zealand’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the Phase two build and installation of the communication system upgrade on two Royal New Zealand Navy ANZAC frigates. Read more via SEA

MTC apprentices’ career prospects soar with aircraft project

Apprentices at MTC Training, part of the Manufacturing Technology Centre, are celebrating the completion of an ambitious initiative that has given them the chance to build components for a lightweight aircraft.

Project Slingshot, created by The Air League, opens the doors for promising engineers and gives them a taste of what it is like to be an engineer in aerospace and aircraft manufacturing. Read more via The Manufacturer

British Offsite launches £45m MMC factory with cutting-edge manufacturing

British Offsite, the build offsite company of Weston Group plc, has launched ‘Horizon’, a new £45million, 137,000sq.ft. construction factory in Braintree, which will implement state-of-the-art robotic automated manufacturing.

Designed in collaboration with Swedish robotic engineering firm, Randek AB, it will deliver a light gauge steel panel system and other components used for the on-site delivery of the superstructure and internal fit-out of houses, multi-rise and high-rise developments. Read more via Show House

Elland pet food manufacturer expands with new chief financial officer appointment

Calderdale-based pet food manufacturer, Sniffers Pet Care, has appointed a new chief financial officer to support its rapid growth trajectory.

The Elland-based firm, which manufactures natural pet treats for customers including Pets at Home and Jollyes and hundreds of independent retailers, has recruited Peter Harrison to head up its finance department. Read more via Halifax Courier