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

Posted on 11 May 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.

Aston Martin to launch eight new sports cars by 2026

Aston Martin is poised to launch eight new front-engined sports cars over the next two years, starting with a replacement for the DB11.

That model, likely to be called Aston Martin DB12, will kick-start the new model blitz that’s been three years in making, company chairman Lawrence Stroll today told the Financial Times’ Future of the Car summit. Read more via Autocar

Digital literacy will help manufacturers unlock the power of data

Digital literacy and data engineers will be key to manufacturers unlocking the potential of data for their businesses, says the director for industrial digitalisation at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).

Professor Rab Scott delivered the message at ‘Power of data and digital in industry’, an event held at Barnsley Digital Media Centre to explore initial outcomes and learnings from NextGen, a project to embed low-cost digital technologies in manufacturing companies across South Yorkshire and Wales to drive productivity into regional manufacturers through digital technology adoption and skills development. Read more via The Manufacturer

Secretary of State visits British Steel as level playing field policy sought on energy and carbon costs

A further direct call for support and a level policy playing field with other steelmaking nations has been made by British Steel as it welcomed the Business Secretary to Scunthorpe.

Kemi Badenoch met senior executives from owner Jingye and the British Steel leadership team as the manufacturing giant and government continue negotiations over an aid package. Read more via Business Live

McLaren CEO highlights “golden opportunity” for UK manufacturing

McLaren Automotive CEO Michael Leiters has said that the UK now has a “golden opportunity” to be the “global home of electrified supercar manufacturing”.

He added that this is provided it can future-proof its supply chain and attract investment in critical technologies. Read more via motortrader.com

Driving the change: Leading manufacturer on why women in STEM are key to achieving net zero

MSP, a global leader in springs and stampings manufacturing, is taking a bold stance on the role of women in STEM in achieving the goal of net zero by 2050.

In MSP’s new White Paper: ‘Women in Manufacturing: State of the Industry 2023’, the manufacturer has analysed recent data and firmly concluded that empowering women in STEM industries will be critical to driving the change needed to combat climate change and achieve a sustainable future. Read more via The Manufacturer

Nissan’s e-4ORCE springs into this season with a lightning-fast response of 0.0001 Seconds

As spring blooms, Nissan’s e-4ORCE technology stands ready to deliver an exhilarating and effortless driving experience. Its lightning-fast response time allows drivers to feel confident and in control, ready to react to any situation that arises. With e-4ORCE, drivers can experience unparalleled control on the road, regardless of the conditions. Read more via Nissan

JCB expands electric powerpack range

JCB is expanding its electric Powerpack range, with the addition of three larger models, delivering a 400V, three-phase output. This takes the range to five models, with total storage capacities of 23-104kWh. Read more via The Manufacturer