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

Posted on 6 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.

New car market powers up as industry calls for VAT cut on EV public charging

The new car market grew 25.8% in June with 177,266 vehicles registered, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The June performance marks the 11th consecutive month of growth as the industry gradually overcomes the pandemic-induced supply chain shortages that constrained production for much of the previous two years. Read more via SMMT

Bentley to celebrate 20 years of W12 engine at Goodwood

Bentley will celebrate 20 years of its mighty W12 engine at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, alongside a showcase of bespoke and coachbuilt Bentleys by Mulliner. Read more via The Manufacturer

Innovate UK invests £13m in transformative technologies

Cutting-edge projects in areas including semiconductors, artificial intelligence, quantum, and engineering biology have received up to £50,000 each from Innovate UK.

Each of the 270 UK-based companies awarded funding have never previously received funding support from Innovate UK. Read more via Innovate UK

Britain warned of ‘big threat’ it faces from US green subsidies

The UK faces a “big threat” from US green mega-subsidies and needs a complete culture change in the way it attracts inward investment, according to a key adviser to chancellor Jeremy Hunt.

Lord Richard Harrington warned that Britain was confronted by tough competition from countries including the US, France, Ireland and Singapore and had to step up state support for key industries such as life sciences and green technology. Read more via Financial Times

CMAC becomes installs supercomputer to drive AI for sustainable future medicines manufacturing research

The University of Strathclyde’s Continuous Manufacturing and Advanced Crystallisation (CMAC) medicines manufacturing research centre has installed a new NVIDIA DGX H100 supercomputer, becoming the first university centre in the United Kingdom to have this groundbreaking platform to enable the next wave of artificial intelligence (AI) research and development. Read more via The Manufacturer

Ericsson to consolidate Estonian operations with new €155m tech hub

This week, Ericsson has announced plans to create of a new manufacturing and research facility in the Estonian capital, Tallinn.

Situated in the Ulemiste City business park, alongside the company’s existing supply factory, the €155m investment will see the creation of a new 50,000 square metre tech hub, featuring various offices, laboratories, and testing grounds. Read more via Total Telecom

Viva Aerobus signs MoU for 90 A321neo

Mexican ultra-low-cost airline Viva Aerobus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 90 A321neo aircraft to drive its international and domestic growth. This MoU would bring the airline’s order book to 170 A320 Family aircraft.

Viva Aerobus has based its fleet renewal strategy on the A320 Family. Read more via Airbus

Aggregate Industries opens new RMC plant in Birmingham

Aggregate Industries has opened a second ready-mix concrete plant in Birmingham to increase its capacity and meet rapidly-growing demand in and around the UK’s second-largest city.

The new, high-capacity site is located in Aston and will operate alongside its sister plant in Bordesley Green. Both sites are less than three miles from the city centre, making Aggregate Industries well placed to maintain its position as supplier of choice for major construction and infrastructure projects in Birmingham, according to the company. Read more via cemnet