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

Posted on 6 Apr 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.

Gripple appoints new MD and board of directors

Gripple, the market-leading manufacturer of wire joiners and tensioners for agriculture, innovative suspension solutions for construction and engineered solutions for civil, solar and infrastructure applications, has appointed a new Managing Director for the UK & Ireland and a new board of directors. Read more via The Manufacturer

March new car market continues recovery with eighth month of growth – SMMT

UK new car registrations in March bounced back by 18.2% to deliver the best ‘new plate month’ performance since before the pandemic, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).1

The increase saw 287,825 units delivered, the eighth consecutive month of growth for the new car market, as supply chain challenges slowly continue to ease. Read more via SMMT

North American steel giant commissions steel rolls from Sheffield

Nucor, the largest steel producer and recycler in North America, has placed orders for ultra-large steel rolls with Sheffield Forgemasters for its brand-new plate rolling mill.

Sheffield Forgemasters will deliver three rolls weighing 147 tonnes each to Nucor’s Brandenburg Mill near Louisville, Kentucky, one of the world’s most advanced steel plate mills with the ability to produce 1.2 million tons annually. Read more via The Manufacturer

Hull based holiday homes manufacturer celebrates £200m ‘staycation success’

Holiday homes specialist Willerby has delivered record turnover and profits, buoyed by a structural market change in favour of holidays and short breaks in the UK.

Hull based Willerby has posted the best results in the company’s 77-year history, with revenues above £200m for the first time, as the business continues to capitalise on the growing popularity of staycations. Read more via Bdaily News

British Steel will offer alternative roles to 250 colleagues affected by closure of its Scunthorpe coke ovens

British Steel has announced it would offer alternative roles to around 250 colleagues affected by the closure of its Scunthorpe coke ovens.

The company will close the coke ovens as part of its drive to overcome global economic challenges and build a green and sustainable future. Read more via British Steel

Welsh Government sells 30 acre Baglan site to glass manufacturer

The Welsh Government has announced the sale of a 30-acre site on Baglan Industrial Estate to Glass Systems Limited.

The Welsh Government says the sale will safeguard 500 jobs plus also create 100 new jobs. Read more via Swansea Bay News

Yunex Traffic increases efficiency with new Manufacturing Execution System

Working in close partnership with Siemens Digital Industries, Yunex Traffic has developed and implemented a new Manufacturing Execution System (MES) for its manufacturing site in Poole. This enhanced MES will improve the company’s manufacturing efficiency and enable it to provide an enhanced service to customers. Read more via The Manufacturer

New hi-tech tubes warehouse at Tata Steel’s Corby steelworks

Tata Steel’s Corby works is benefitting from a brand new £4m storage and distribution facility for its world-class steel tubes.

The new warehouse is part of a wider site re-configuration programme called Project Aurora, which also involves the installation of a new combination tube mill alongside new offices and testing facilities. The work is being partly funded by the sale of existing land on the Corby site. Read more via Tata Steel