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

Posted on 10 Jun 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.

Industry investing in workforce wellbeing – Make UK research

Over the last year, manufacturers have maintained their health and wellbeing commitment, with spend remaining consistently high, a new survey has revealed.

Companies have largely increased their level of investment (48.6%) or kept it at the same level (45.7%) in spite of difficult economic conditions. More via The Manufacturer

Nissan unfazed by budget electric cars from China

Nissan’s EV offerings, including the Leaf and Ariya, might not be able to compete on price with Chinese offerings, but they have a different appeal – according to a senior executive.

Speaking with Australian media at Nissan’s Sunderland, UK, factory, which is being retooled to build the next-generation Leaf as well as all-electric versions of the Juke and Qashqai, the brand said price won’t be the only driving factor for electric vehicle sales. More via Drive

Hitachi executive calls for action to save Aycliffe factory

A global Hitachi leader has made an urgent plea for Government action to secure the future of the Newton Aycliffe factory and the hundreds of jobs it supports.

In a rare intervention, Alistair Dormer, Hitachi’s executive vice president energy and mobility, has called on any incoming administration after the General Election to act on day one of coming into power. More via The Northern Echo

FANUC says ‘commitment’ is needed to change UK culture around automation

At Smart Factory Expo (5-6 June 2024, NEC Birmingham), FANUC UK named ‘commitment’ as the number one driver to help inspire a change in culture towards robotics and automation among British manufacturers. More via The Manufacturer

As the need for copper rises, cable manufacturers recycle more

Across the industry, manufacturers have been reusing and recycling some degree of copper for many years. Now they’re stepping up these efforts as the need for the metal is projected to nearly double by 2035. More via Independent

McLaren wants to redefine SUVs on its path to profitability

Under new ownership and leadership, British supercar manufacturer McLaren is looking to forge a path toward profitability in desperate times. With sluggish sales and falling revenue, the brand reported staggering losses amounting to £873m.

However, the road that the ‘new McLaren’ will venture on will require breaking a promise made by its previous leadership, seeking to venture into a profitable segment that its contemporaries have already made their marks on. More via MSN