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

Posted on 8 Mar 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.

Telford Control Systems firm encourages more women into manufacturing

Telford-based Transicon is a family run manufacturer of AC & DC Drives, Servo Drives, PLC and SCADA Systems and is succeeding in encouraging more women into the manufacturing industry, celebrating International Women’s day.

With the firm sited in Telford, Shropshire, acknowledged as the birthplace of the industrial revolution and in one of Britain’s fastest growing new towns, Telford should, with its plethora of world class firms, have a tremendous opportunity to return become a hub for UK manufacturing. Read more via The Manufacturer.

£600k investment giving Wiltshire engineering firm sustainability boost

A Wiltshire-based precision engineering and sheet metal fabrication firm is expanding after investing in a new sustainable cutting machine set to increase its productivity, with support from Lloyds Bank.

Calne Engineering, specialists in laser cutting for large-scale infrastructure projects, working with more than 100 contractors and engineering firms, including large blue-chip companies responsible for nationally significant infrastructure projects. Read more via The Manufacturer.

Unison to celebrate 50 years of intelligent tube technology

Unison Ltd, the UK-based inventors of all-electric tube manipulation, celebrate their 50th anniversary on 3rd April 2023.

To mark reaching a half century, the business is planning a special birthday party at its Scarborough HQ on 24th May 2023, when several of its latest tube bending technologies will be on display, alongside fibre laser metal cutting machines from its sister company, Nukon Lasers UK. Read more via The Manufacturer.

National Manufacturing Institute Scotland bolsters leadership team with new talent

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) has announced two new leadership appointments to further strengthen its senior team as it prepares to open the group’s flagship facility, next to Glasgow International Airport, later this year.

Jacqui Murray has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer. She is the former Deputy Director of Innovate UK’s Faraday Battery Challenge and Managing Director of Britishloop. Read more via The Manufacturer.

Aurrigo celebrates 30th birthday with major recruitment drive

Aurrigo International, which designs, engineers, manufactures and supplies OEM products and autonomous vehicles, has been awarded a £0.7m grant through Innovate UK and the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) Commercialising Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) competition.

This will be used to trial three of its self-driving zero emission Auto-Shuttles on roads in the North East between Sunderland Interchange, Royal Hospital, and the University of Sunderland City Campus. Read more via The Manufacturer.

£6.3m R&D facility planned for mid-Wales hi-tech manufacturer HQ

A mid-Wales based manufacturer is investing more than £6m in a R&D facility which will increase production capacity and create jobs. Invertek Drives, which manufactures electric motor control technology at its base at Welshpool, Powys, has acquired land next to the company’s HQ and manufacturing facility at the Offa’s Dyke Business Park for the bespoke £6.3m innovation centre.

The planned centre will provide research and development facilities for the design of next generation electric motor control VFDs. The extension will allow Invertek to increase production of its Optidrive VFD products from 460,000 units a year to more than 1.2 million. It is also creating new career opportunities at its headquarters where it employs more than 350 people. Read more via Business Live.

ASG Group’s mission to attract more women into manufacturing

ASG Group, a Manchester-based collection of aerospace companies in the with more than 150 machine tools across its seven sites is proud to embrace the values of International Women’s Day, which is celebrated on March 8th every year.

The company recognises the importance of promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace and beyond. Read more via The Manufacturer.

AMRC Training Centre engineers making a difference

Two University of Sheffield AMRC Training Centre alumni feature in a new book that will be sent to every secondary school in the UK to inspire and excite young people about careers in engineering.

Beth Cousins, now a project engineer at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and Kate Todd-Davis, who works as a manufacturing engineer for Rolls-Royce, were hand-picked to appear in the book Engineers Making a Difference, alongside 44 other superhero engineers from sectors including construction, energy, transport, robotics and artificial intelligence and more. Read more via The Manufacturer.