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

Posted on 11 Mar 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.

Celebrating International Women’s Day: the road to engineering equality

Friday saw people all over the world celebrate International Women’s Day, an annual event recognising the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.

To mark the occasion, Saab Seaeye’s Georgia Davey, Integration Technician, discusses her journey as a woman in engineering. More via The Manufacturer

UKEF deal lands £4.5m Guyana contract for structural steel firm

A deal supported by the UK government’s export credit agency has landed a £4.5m export contract for structural steel firm Severfield.

Headquartered in York, Severfield has five manufacturing sites in the UK and two in mainland Europe. Severfield operates in a range of sectors including infrastructure, transport, and commercial, working on high-profile projects such as Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, 22 Bishopsgate, and London’s tallest building, The Shard. More via UK Export FInance

161 Melton factory jobs at risk amid proposed closure plan

The proposed closure of a Leicestershire factory has put 161 employees at risk of redundancy. The Saint-Gobain Pam UK factory in Holwell, near Melton, manufactures access covers and gratings.

The company is proposing transferring production to a sister factory in Blénod, France, which has received “considerable” investment to reduce the carbon emissions associated with the manufacture and supply of the products. More via Leicestershire Live

Uhuru Botanicals: When manufacturing gets under your skin

In less than five years, cosmetics company Uhuru Botanicals has gone from manufacturing in a garage to establishing its own factory and successful line of skin and haircare products. Ahead of International Women’s Day, The Manufacturer Editor Joe Bush caught up with Founder, Neo Chatyoka to find out more. More via The Manufacturer

British luxury phonemaker Vertu wound up with loss of 200 jobs

Vertu, the British luxury phonemaker, has been wound up at a cost of 200 jobs, after an attempt by its exiled owner to buy the company back out of administration failed.

The liquidation of a company that made the world’s most expensive handsets comes months after a last-ditch attempt to revive the business by reducing the cost of its non-customised handsets from £10,000 and above to between £4,000 and £7,000. More via Financial Times

Hyster donates 500,000th UK-made lift truck to FareShare

500,000th forklift from the factory producing Hyster® lift trucks in Northern Ireland, has been donated to a local branch of FareShare, the UK’s longest running food redistribution charity. More via Materials Handling World

Bristol technology firm signs deal with supercar firm

A leading UK-based motion simulator technology company has agreed a partnership with McLaren Automotive.

The deal will see Dynisma supply the British high-performance supercar manufacturer with a state-of-the-art driving simulator. More via The Business Desk