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

Posted on 10 Apr 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.

PEMD pilot manufacturing innovation centre opens

The Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centre (DER-IC) South West and Wales opened its doors to industry, academia, and government for its official opening ceremony on Tuesday, 9th April 2024.

DER-IC South West and Wales hosted the Secretary of State for Wales, David TC Davies, for the official opening of its advanced packaging facility at the Compound Semiconductor Applications (CSA) Catapult’s Innovation Centre in Newport. More via The Manufacturer

JLR full year sales up over 20 per cent year-on-year

JLR has reported its full year sales are up over 20 per cent year-on-year reflecting improved production and sustained global demand.

Wholesale volumes of 110,190 units in the fourth quarter (excluding the Chery Jaguar Land Rover China JV) were up 16% compared to the same quarter a year ago and up 9% compared to the quarter ended 31 December 2023. More via JLR

Glenair UK sees turnover surge by almost £60m

Turnover has surged by almost £60m at a Nottinghamshire manufacturer of interconnected products and systems for the likes of the military and aerospace sectors, according to new documents, with pre-tax profits also rising.

Glenair UK was set up in 1975 and is owned by California-headquartered Glenair Inc. More via Insider

Craven Dunnill partners with Aston University to digitise for the future

Craven Dunnill has joined forces with Aston University in a Management Knowledge Transfer Partnership (mKTP).

The company wants to fully streamline and digitise its processes and practices, including ordering, purchasing, stock and warehouse management, as well as delivery planning and sales tracking. More via The Manufacturer

Innovate UK Launchpad programme set to boost growth all over the UK

The Innovate UK Launchpad programme supports clusters of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the most innovative businesses to progress their ideas towards commercialisation, contributing to local economic growth.

Each Launchpad has been developed in collaboration with local leadership to strengthen innovation in targeted clusters across the UK. More via UK Research and Innovation

Formula 1 simulator could save car firms ‘millions’

A small engineering firm has developed a driving simulator which could save car manufacturers “millions”.

The simulator is said to be so realistic that car makers can test new models on the virtual system without making expensive prototypes.

Motorsport engineer Ash Warne started Dynisma simulators in a small village close to Bristol in 2017. More via BBC News

DS Smith announces agreement with Jonsac for sustainable e-commerce bags

DS Smith has announced a supplier agreement with Jonsac, a Swedish company that produces e-commerce bags from FSC®-certified wooden raw materials.

The partnership will see the two companies collaborate to accelerate the transition from plastic to paper bags within the e-commerce marketplace in Europe at scale, and the solutions will be available to customers across all DS Smith markets in Europe. More via The Manufacturer

TSMC wins subsidies to expand US chip manufacturing in Arizona

Chip giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has agreed to build a third factory in Arizona, raising its total investment in the United States from $40bn (£32bn) to $65bn (£51bn).

The US government has committed $6.6bn in subsidies and $5bn in possible loans to support the plans.

The deal is part of an effort to boost semiconductor production in the US. More via BBC News