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

Posted on 11 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.

Optimism returning to UK industries as businesses bet on AI, finds new Autodesk research

A new report from Autodesk has revealed that resilience and optimism is returning to the UK’s design and make industries is companies continue to invest in AI.

However, as businesses continue to navigate difficult trading conditions, controlling costs, attracting talent and upskilling the workforce remain key priorities. More via The Manufacturer

Siemens Mobility to Deliver Signalling and Control Systems for Network Rail

Siemens Mobility has secured first place on Network Rail’s Train Control Systems Framework (TCSF), which will upgrade thousands of miles of Britain’s rail network.

With this attainment, Siemens Mobility will receive a share of contracts to be awarded from the £4bn rail signalling and control framework for the UK. More via Railway-News

Manufacturer seals deal which will create largest group of its kind in UK

A manufacturer backed by PHD Industrial Holdings has acquired a distributor in a deal that will create the largest group of its type in the UK.

The acquisition of Varley Castors of Altrincham is the first by Wiltshire-based BIL Group, and was backed by a £4.5m finance package from Arbuthnot Commercial Asset Based Lending which also includes funding for further growth and acquisitions. More via The Business Desk

BEP Surface Technologies launches innovation arm

BEP Surface Technologies, a leading metal surface specialist, has launched an innovation arm, BEP Solutions, to accelerate international R&D partnerships to solve global challenges.

Leveraging 54 years of engineering know-how and using leading-edge digital techniques, BEP Solutions will build on its strong track record of collaborating with governments, academia and businesses to address challenges within existing and emerging industries. More via The Manufacturer

UK’s Nova Motorsport acquires Portuguese tire maker Camac

Nova Motorsport, the emerging global motorsport brand specializing in premium competition and specialist tires, has finalized the acquisition of Camac, Portugal’s national tire manufacturer.

This move follows Nova Motorsport’s recent acquisition of Avon Motorsport and Avon Racing assets. With the addition of Camac, Nova Motorsport aims to solidify its position as a leading supplier of Avon Motorsport and Avon Racing products worldwide, the company said. More via Tire Technology International

BEAMA launches Net Zero service to propel UK manufacturing to decarbonisation

BEAMA, the UK manufacturing trade association for energy-related infrastructure and building systems and services, has announced the launch of its Net Zero Service.

Dedicated to supporting members in navigating the transition to Net Zero, this initiative underscores BEAMA’s commitment to Net Zero and driving achievable but ambitious industry-wide change. More via Heating & Ventilating Review

RS helps propel offshore wind farm initiative in education sector

RS, a trading brand of RS Group, a global provider of product and service solutions for industrial customers, has pledged support to help Kinewell Energy deliver a schools-friendly version of its state-of-the-art AI-based software KLOC – which automates the cable layout design of new offshore wind farms – to inspire students in STEM based subjects and for careers in the AI, digital technologies, and net-zero transition sectors. More via The Manufacturer