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

Posted on 9 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.

Engineering among top 5 subjects amid strong employability prospects

In celebration of today’s engineering spotlight day of National Careers Week, EngineeringUK has released preview data from its soon to be published ‘Engineering in higher education’ report.

The report, which is due to be published next week, reveals that engineering and technology is the 4th most popular subject for first degree undergraduates and the most popular subject for postgraduate research students. Read more via The Manufacturer.

Konektio eyes manufacturing ‘Impact’ with new release of energy saving solution

Konektio is set to help industry mitigate the rising cost of energy prices and support their sustainability goals with the release of its latest AssetMinder Impact SaaS (Software as a Service) solution. Read more via The Manufacturer.

UK microchip firms ask government for hundreds of millions

The boss of one of the UK’s leading microchip firms is calling for the government to invest “hundreds of millions” in the sector.

Millions of products from cars to washing machines and mobiles rely on microchips also called semiconductors. Scott White, of Pragmatic Semiconductor, said without a huge funding boost UK firms will go abroad. Read more via The BBC.

New online platform launched to help food manufacturers with efficiency and productivity

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is launching a new online platform to help manufacturers access the support needed to adopt innovation and increase their efficiency and productivity. Read more via Food Manufacture.

British Steel secures largest ever order for rail sleepers with 244,000 heading to Guinea

British Steel has won its largest ever order for rail sleepers. A major export deal has been signed to upgrade track at a mine in Guinea, with 244,000 units heading to West Africa.

Produced in Scunthorpe, home to the firm’s rail expertise, it equates to more than 20,000 tonnes of steel, with delivery over the next year. Read more via Business Live.