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

Posted on 7 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.

The Manufacturer Top 100 2024 announced

The Manufacturer Top 100 for 2024 was announced on Wednesday at an exclusive ceremony as part of Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Week at Birmingham’s NEC.

Now in its 11th year, The Manufacturer Top 100 scours the length and breadth of the nation to find the 100 most dynamic leaders and innovators in manufacturing, nominated by The Manufacturer’s audience. More via The Manufacturer

Welsh food giant 2 Sisters to donate 1.5m meals to charity

A food company with a factory in Rogerstone will be donating more than 1.5million more meals to those in need.

2 Sisters Food Group, well-known food producers based in Wales, will be running the second phase of their collaboration with M&S and FareShare, a charity focused on fighting food waste and insecurity. More via South Wales Argus

Boost offshore wind manufacturing for energy security, economy and jobs – report

The UK needs to triple the rate at which it is installing offshore wind farms – and must boost manufacturing to meet demand, a report has warned.

The report by think tank IPPR says that on current rates of installation, the UK will miss its 2030 targets for offshore wind capacity by 18 years, as well as missing out on revenue and jobs from a thriving renewables sector. More via Express & Star

Enginuity Skills Awards winners 2024 announced

On Wednesday 5 June, leaders from across the UK’s engineering and manufacturing sector gathered at the 10th annual Enginuity Skills Awards, to celebrate the brightest and best in UK engineering and manufacturing talent and the organisations championing skills development to ensure a bright future for this sector, which is the backbone of the UK economy. More via The Manufacturer

Wockhardt secures £20m new facility to expand north Wales operation

North Wales-based pharmaceutical manufacturer, Wockhardt, had secured a new £20m lending facility to support its expansion plans. The Indian-owned business,. which has a global presence, has been backed by NatWest. The debt advisory team of professional advisory firm RSM acted for Wockhardt on the funding deal. More via Business Live

Agricultural manufacturer to invest £700,000 in production line

A Wiltshire manufacturer, specialising in agricultural drying and processing equipment, is driving down its cost of production and delivering on growth potential with an investment into the largest bending machine of its kind in the UK.

Alvan Blanch, based in Chelworth, has over 70 years of experience developing and manufacturing large-scale equipment for the post-harvest agricultural industry. More via The Business Desk