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

Posted on 7 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.

Go-Ahead London adds nearly 300 electric buses from BYD–Alexander Dennis partnership in 2023

BYD UK and Alexander Dennis have jointly announced that their electric vehicle partnership has taken a repeat order from Go-Ahead London for a further 141 battery-electric buses, taking the total to be delivered to the operator during 2023 to 299 vehicles.

This new order follows Go-Ahead London’s success in winning contracts for bus routes tendered by Transport for London. TfL’s vision is to accelerate the delivery of an entirely zero-emission bus fleet by 2030, a target that requires continued Government investment. Read more via The Manufacturer

UK auto manufacturers cut CO2 while delivering record EV numbers

UK automotive manufacturers have shrunk the carbon footprint of production to its lowest level on record, reducing emissions per vehicle made last year by -2.8% – while at the same time producing a record-high proportion of electrified vehicles (EVs), according to the latest annual Sustainability Report by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Read more via SMMT

New report says energy sector upskilling crisis is damaging UK’s chances to hit net zero goals

It has never been more critical for the UK to move towards greener sources of energy production and our efforts must be bold if we are to meet our commitments in the race against climate change. Yet many UK energy workers don’t believe the sector is adequately prepared for a green future.

That’s according to new research from City & Guilds and EngineeringUK. Read more via The Manufacturer

Icelandair orders 13 Airbus A321XLR, becoming a new Airbus customer

Icelandair, the main Icelandic airline based in Keflavik, has placed a firm order for 13 Airbus A321XLR. The order makes Icelandair a new Airbus customer.

The airline is also planning to lease four A321LRs. Read more via Airbus

Midlands manufacturer Linecross targets £50m turnover with new funding from Lloyds Bank

A Midlands manufacturer is looking to grow its turnover by 50% to £50m in the next three years, supported by £12.5m of funding from Lloyds Bank.

Linecross has used the funding facilities from Lloyds Bank to purchase a range of state of the art plant machinery which will not only extend its capacity, but also provide a broader process offering, enhanced productivity, quality and reliability as well as energy efficiency. Read more via The Manufacturer

BorgWarner Announces Investment in San Luis Potosi to Expand Production Capabilities of eMobility Technologies

BorgWarner has announced an investment in San Luis Potosi that includes a new manufacturing plant focusing on power electronics components and electric motors.

BorgWarner chose San Luis Potosí as a strategic location to support responsible actions as a key player in the supply chain for the industry in Mexico and around the world. BorgWarner has been operating for more than eight years in the state. Read more via BorgWarner

DS Smith’s Romanian packaging team turns heads at annual sustainable boat race in Tutankhamun inspired ship

As an official partner of Make it! Race it! Recycle it!, the unconventional boat race by the NGO, Ecostuff Romania, that promotes sustainability to the local community in Timisoara, DS Smith’s Romanian packaging team took part in the infamous river boat race for the 4th year, competing in a head-turning Tutankamon inspired ship made from recycled and recyclable raw materials. Read more via DS Smith