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

Posted on 13 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.

Government unveils £1.1bn package to skill-up UK in future tech

The government has announced a significant funding package to help train over 4,000 students in future technologies.

Under the plans, thousands more people across the UK will train and gain qualifications in future tech like artificial intelligence, and others that could transform areas like medicine, 6G and quantum computing, thanks to the funding of more than £1.1bn to skill-up the country. More via The Manufacturer

UK’s Modus announces new partnership with Canadian office furniture giant Teknion

UK-based furniture maker Modus has announce a partnership with Canadian office furniture giant Teknion.

Modus is the first British manufacturer to become a Teknion partner and this new venture enables both parties to expand their global presence and localise their manufacturing capabilities. More via Workplace Insight

US tech giant signs £16m deal with UK manufacturer

US global technology and software giant Emerson has signed a record-breaking £16m deal with North West spring manufacturer Hanson Springs.

The supply agreement is spread over two years and represents around a quarter of Hanson’s sales, which are predicted to help grow turnover to a record £33.5m in 2024 and £38m in 2025. More via Business Cloud

Bentley named Britain’s most admired car manufacturer for second year running

Bentley Motors was yesterday named Britain’s Most Admired Automotive Manufacturer according to the UK’s longest running corporate reputational survey, in a vote by industry executives.

This year marks Bentley’s third number one position in the past five years and reflects the luxury brand’s extraordinary line-up of cars, its business success, and future-looking Beyond100 strategy. More via The Manufacturer

Why firms are bringing their manufacturing back home

Chris Ball and Ian Whateley sit around a large office table and talk about how much they are benefiting from UK firms reshoring. More via BBC News

China technology giant Xiaomi starts electric car sales

Chinese technology giant Xiaomi says it will start deliveries of its first electric vehicle (EV) this month – its first ever foray into the competitive automotive industry.

The car’s price is expected to be announced on 28 March.

China’s fifth-largest smartphone maker says it has 59 stores in 29 cities around the country to take orders. More via BBC News

Bunting develops UK’s ‘largest DC impulse industrial magnetiser’ at Redditch facility

To meet the increased demand for magnetic separators following a sustained period of sales growth, Bunting has redesigned and refurbished the industrial magnetiser at its Redditch manufacturing facility in the United Kingdom. The enhancements make this DC impulse industrial magnetiser the largest in the UK, outside of academia, it claims. More via International Mining