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

Posted on 5 Sep 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.

Over £50m awarded to cutting edge manufacturing projects

Over £50m of government funding has been awarded to 30 cutting-edge manufacturing projects including rapid-charging motorcycles and self-driving cars, cementing the UK as the best location in the world to manufacture.

The funding will boost the UK’s innovation of clean, green technologies, helping to create jobs and grow the economy. Find out more at The Manufacturer

Newry’s Around Noon to open sixth UK manufacturing site | News in Newry

Around Noon, the fast-growing food-to-go (FTG) manufacturer, is set to open a major new factory at Slough Trading Estate near London and will create up to 200 new jobs as part of an investment plan announced today.

The company, which recently acquired the North London-based Soho Sandwich Company, has also enjoyed strong organic growth in recent times, including securing a series of large contracts in the travel, food service and coffee sectors. Find out more at Newry Times

Air France and Airbus in exclusive negotiations to create a JV for A350 component support

Air France-KLM and Airbus today announced that Air France SA (“Air France”) and Airbus SAS (“Airbus”) have entered into exclusive negotiations to establish a joint venture for the provision on a worldwide basis of Airbus A350 component maintenance services (supply chain management, repairs, creation of a worldwide pool of aircraft components).

The envisaged cooperation would take the form of a 50-50 joint venture between Air France and Airbus and involve the transfer of aircraft components assets belonging to both partners into the joint venture’s pool. Find out more at Airbus

Ricardo supports Toyota with launch of its first UK-based prototype hydrogen light commercial vehicle

Following support from Ricardo, Toyota, alongside the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), has successfully launched this innovative hydrogen prototype for the UK light commercial vehicles market.

The hydrogen fuel cell integration enables efficient operation of all vehicle systems to give excellent vehicle range, longevity and reliability which are the norm for the world-renowned Hilux. Find out more at The Manufacturer

BorgWarner’s scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions reduction targets validated by the SBTi

BorgWarner announced today that the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has validated its targets to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 85% by 2030 from a 2021 base year, and to reduce absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions 25% by 2030 from a 2021 base year.

BorgWarner submitted its Scope 1, 2 and 3 near-term targets for validation to the SBTi in December 2022. Since then, BorgWarner has accelerated its target for Scope 3 emissions reduction of 25% from 2031 to 2030 in alignment with SBTi’s latest guidelines for a well-below 2°C pathway. Find out more at BorgWarner

Electrification tipping point challenge awaits UK industry predicts Coventry University expert

UK industry is facing a major tipping point when it comes to the electrification race according to one of the sector’s leading figures.

Carl Perrin, CEO of the Institute for Clean Growth and Future Mobility at Coventry University, believes Tata Group’s decision to invest £4bn in a new electric car battery factory in the South West is a welcome boost, but needs to be the starting block when it comes to accelerating supply chain capacity. Find out more at The Manufacturer

QinetiQ, Inzpire and BAE Systems deliver next synthetic training concept demonstration to the Royal Navy

A team from QinetiQ, Inzpire and BAE Systems has delivered a further demonstration under Phase 2 of the Platform Enabled Training Capability (PETC) to the Royal Navy.
Delivered in late June, the complex synthetic collective training demonstration was operated from Portsdown Technology Park delivering training to three platforms docked at HM Naval Base in Portsmouth: HMS KENT, HMS DIAMOND and HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, operating together. Find out more at QinetiQ