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

Posted on 9 Jun 2023 by The Manufacturer

The Manufacturer Top 100 2023 announced: 10 years of the Top 100

The Manufacturer Top 100 was announced Wednesday evening at an exclusive ceremony as part of Manufacturing & Engineering Week.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, The Manufacturer Top 100 is a showcase of those individuals who go that extra mile in their work. Nominated by their peers and judged by an expert panel, they represent the very best of the UK manufacturing industry. Read more via The Manufacturer

Sunderland’s Nissan plant hits 11 millionth car milestone

Sunderland’s Nissan plant has hit another amazing landmark, with the production of its 11 millionth car.

The news means that, on average, a new car has rolled off the line at the plant every two minutes, every hour of every day, for 37 years. Read more via Sunderland Echo

£300,000 in Funding Awarded to Space Technology Exploitation Programme recipients

Three space organisations from Northern Ireland have been successful in applying for funding through the Space Technology Exploitation Programme (STEP).

Announced today by ADS Group and the UK Space Agency, £300,000 in funding has been awarded to the organisations to support their engagement in the wider supply chain and space economy. Read more via The Manufacturer

Failure to develop electric car industry puts £13bn of UK exports in jeopardy

New analysis from the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) has found that £13.3bn of car exports could be in jeopardy if the UK doesn’t speed up its transition to manufacturing electric cars. Read more via ECIU

PepsiCo opens its most sustainable factory in Europe

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and US Ambassador Mark Brzezinski have inaugurated PepsiCo’s most sustainable factory in Europe.

The Polish plant near Środa Śląska will use new sustainability solutions that demonstrate aspects of a circular economy in action, such as collecting rainwater for reuse and generating its own energy via rooftop solar panels, with the plant set to be climate neutral by 2035. Read more via Packaging News

Former Northern Ireland factory to become smokeless fuel manufacturing plant as plans get green light

The former Maydown Precision Engineering factory building and site in Londonderry is to be transformed into a smokeless fuel manufacturing plant and coal bagging facility, with the creation of 31 jobs.

After four years in the planning process, the massive development was unanimously approved by Derry City & Strabane District’s Council’s new Planning Committee recently. Read more via Belfast News Letter

MTC experts to take part in European project to recycle wind turbine parts

Experts at the Manufacturing Technology Centre are to take part in a 10 million euro EU project to develop technologies to recycle high value parts from wind turbine blades.

The four-year EoLO-HUBS project aims to recover glass and carbon fibres from large wind turbine structures that have reached the end of their useful life. Read more via The Manufacturer

Tesla plans for 375,000 Cybertrucks per year, will have release candidates by late August

Tesla is planning to produce 375,000 Cybertrucks per year and have release candidates by late August, according to communications they sent to suppliers.

The Cybertruck is arguably the most anticipated electric vehicle program to launch this year. Read more via Electrek