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

Posted on 12 Jun 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.

BAE Systems awarded £270m Royal Navy radar contract

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has awarded BAE Systems a 10-year contract worth £270m to support the Royal Navy’s three main radar systems: Artisan; Sampson; and Long Range Radar (LRR).

The £270m support contract replaces a number of existing contracts, delivering increased value for money and allowing greater investment in future technology development. Read more via The Manufacturer

Ford Executive Chair Bill Ford and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to open new Ford Cologne electric vehicle centre

Ford executive chair Bill Ford and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will officially open the Ford Electric Vehicle Centre today,  Monday, June 12.

Ford has transformed its historic Cologne plant as part of a $2bn investment to build a new generation of electric passenger vehicles for millions of European customers. Read more via Ford

Engineering should be made more visible in schools, says poll of academics

The UK’s engineering academics have called for greater visibility for the subject in schools as a way of tackling labour shortfalls and the need to find environmental solutions, following a poll by NMITE (New Model Institute for Technology & Engineering) and the Engineering Professors’ Council (EPC). Read more via The Manufacturer

Britten-Norman brings aircraft production back to Bembridge

UK aircraft manufacturer Britten-Norman has revealed plans to increase production rates and to repatriate aircraft production to its historic home in Bembridge on the Isle of Wight. Read more via ADS Advance

Tesla unveils new Giga Laboratory concept

Tesla has unveiled a new retail concept called “Giga Laboratory,” which appears to be a showcase of its manufacturing capacity.

Tesla made the announcement on its official Weibo account (translated from Chinese). Read more via electrek

Glass Futures opens £54m research and technology centre to help the global glass industry create greener, cleaner products

An innovative research and technology centre that will help the global glass industry to create greener, cleaner products has officially opened.

Glass Futures £54m Global Centre of Excellence in St Helens will soon be home to a unique experimental furnace and other technology that will pioneer ways of making carbon neutral glass. Read more via The Manufacturer