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

Posted on 10 Oct 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.

Bruderer presses on with new state-of-the-art Telford facility

The world’s leading manufacturer of high-speed presses will open a 48,000 sq ft new factory and showroom in Telford in 2024.

Swiss-based Bruderer has reinforced its 55-year commitment to the UK by announcing a significant investment in the dedicated site on Hortonwood, just a stone’s throw away from the home of the industrial revolution.

Construction work on the bespoke facility will start in October and will see the creation of a dedicated competence centre capable of servicing new and pre-owned machines, restoration of legacy presses and, for the first time, a modern showroom that will give a first-hand insight into new models, ancillary equipment and turnkey solutions. Find out more at The Manufacturer

University of Edinburgh announced as preferred location for new Exascale supercomputer

The University of Edinburgh has been announced as the preferred location for the first phase of the new Exascale supercomputer service.

Funding for the new service was announced by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt in the Spring Budget as part of an investment of around £900 million in both Exascale and a separate artificial intelligence (AI) research resource.

Exascale supercomputers are capable of performing a billion billion calculations every second. This enormous power can be used to create computer models of the world around us to test theories, explore ideas and optimise designs. Find out more at UK Research and Innovation

Rotolok celebrates 50 years of UK manufacturing excellence

Rotary valve manufacturer Rotolok is celebrating 50 years of UK manufacturing excellence.

Founded in 1973 by Dan McCauley using a modest £2,000 overdraft, Rotolok provides complete turnkey solutions to its valued customers both in the UK and abroad.

Having outgrown its initial premises, Rotolok moved to another location in Bampton before occupying its current 50,000 square foot headquarters in Tiverton, from which it continues to meet the growing demand for its high-quality, British-made equipment. Find out more at The Manufacturer

easyJet signs up to Airbus’ pioneering carbon removal solution

easyJet has become the first airline in the world to sign a contract with Airbus for its carbon-removal initiative. Available through the Airbus Carbon Capture Offer, the technology uses Direct Air Carbon Capture and Storage (DACCS), to offer airlines worldwide carbon removal credits to advance their decarbonisation goals.

DACCS technology filters and removes CO2 emissions directly from the air using high powered extraction fans. Once removed from the air, the CO2 is safely and permanently stored in underground reservoirs. Find out more at Airbus

Nissan unveils the Nissan Hyper Adventure concept, outfitted for eco-minded outdoor travellers

Nissan today unveils the Nissan Hyper Adventure, the second vehicle in its series of advanced EV concepts for the Japan Mobility Show starting on October 25.

The digital concept is a sports SUV designed for people passionate about outdoor adventures and an eco-friendly lifestyle.

Extended time on the road requires energy, so the Nissan Hyper Adventure concept and its V2X (vehicle-to-everything) technology are envisioned to sustain electricity needs anytime and anywhere while still being respectful of the environment. Find out more at Nissan UK

Mayor and MP celebrate opening of Mar-Key Group’s manufacturing facility in Dorset

The Mayor of Christchurch, Cllr Vivienne Charrett, and Local MP Sir Chris Chope OBE were among those present at the recent opening of Mar-Key Group’s manufacturing facility in Dorset.

Mar-Key Group Founder and Chairman David Tabb opened the event to welcome guests and staff, and spoke about the company’s humble beginnings. Having previously made boat sails, David turned his hand to designing his own range of temporary structure product, and in 1991 Mar-Key Marquees was born. Fast forward to today, no longer is the business suppling to weddings and parties, but Mar-Key Group is building space for some of the most recognisable brands both in the UK and globally via its Events and Structure Solutions divisions. Find out more at Mar-Key Group

UK’s FourJaw raises £1.8m to boost manufacturing industry with IoT solutions

UK-based IoT startup FourJaw has raised £1.8m from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance managed by Mercia and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, Mercia’s EIS funds and private investors.

The Sheffield-based firm will use the new capital injection to further enhance its machine monitoring platform and expand its customer base. A tool for the manufacturing industry, FourJaw’s platform monitors machine utilisation and energy usage, providing actionable insights to keep machines in the best of health. Find out more at tech.eu

North Yorkshire health supplement ‘giant’ celebrates £20m turnover amid milestone

Health supplement ‘giant’ Principle Healthcare has strengthened its position as ‘one of the UK’s leading’ suppliers of vitamins, minerals and nutrition supplements, reporting an annual turnover of £20m as the North Yorkshire firm marked 21 years of trading.

Established in September 2002 by founder Mike Davies, MBE, over the last two decades the Skipton based operation has evolved from a small family concern to one of the fastest growing challenger brands in the UK’s food supplement sector. It is now part of Addvance Consumer Healthcare, a European nutritional supplier operating across multiple categories. Find out more at Bdaily News