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

Posted on 13 Sep 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.

Alstom partners with STILFOLD to make train manufacturing greener

Swedish design and technology company, STILFOLD, has announced a new partnership with high-speed train manufacturer Alstom, which will see the companies explore how STILFOLD’s origami-inspired manufacturing technology could be used to make building trains more environmentally sustainable.

STILFOLD’s patented manufacturing technology, dubbed ‘industrial origami’, involves the use of robotic arms to fold flat sheet metal over curves to form strong and sustainable new structures, using minimal component parts. Find out more at The Manufacturer

British Steel to recruit 75 new trainees

British Steel has announced it is looking for 75 new trainees at its Scunthorpe facility in North Lincolnshire.

An exciting career in steel is offered with successful applicants being given the opportunity to gain extensive training and experience with the steel manufacturer. Find out more at British Steel

Leonardo data scientists to support UK Armed Forces’ Cyber Operations in new 3-year contract

Leonardo has won a competition to provide its expertise in data science, data engineering and data visualisation to the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) as part of its Cyber Mission Data (CMD) programme.

The contract is worth up to £9m and will see Leonardo provide expert support over the next three years, helping the UK’s digital defenders protect the nation from increasingly sophisticated and aggressive cyber attacks by hostile states and criminal groups. Find out more at Leonardo

Lockheed Martin UK Launches Team Black Hawk For UK’s New Medium Helicopter Requirement

Yesterday at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition, Lockheed Martin announced its intention to participate in the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) New Medium Helicopter (NMH) requirement. It outlined its team of UK partners and the benefits of choosing the advanced, Sikorsky Black Hawk® helicopter to replace the UK’s aging mixed medium helicopter fleet. Lockheed Martin also outlined its plan to collaborate with those UK partners to create a multitude of opportunities for UK industry, including jobs and opportunities in export, manufacturing and future technology development. Find out more at Lockheed Martin

Tango maker Britvic pledges a further £120,000 to The Prince’s Trust as partnership enters second year

Britvic brand Tango has entered the second year of its partnership with The Prince’s Trust and pledged to donate a further £120,000 to support young people.

To mark the second year of the partnership, Tango and The Prince’s Trust hosted an inspiring event aimed at empowering young people with the knowledge and skills they need for a brighter future. Find out more at Britvic

BAE Systems secures additional £130m in MOD munitions orders

BAE Systems has secured an additional £130m of new orders for the supply of munitions to the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD). The award follows the decision by the MOD to exercise the option to increase the supply contract announced in July from £280m to £410m. Find out more at BAE Systems

Babcock signs strategic cooperation agreement with Saab

Babcock and Saab signed a strategic cooperation agreement at DSEI on Tuesday 12 September 2023.

The purpose of the Agreement is seeking to enable the delivery of enhanced capabilities to customers by leveraging the companies’ collective unique strengths through offering a broader range of products, services and integrated solutions. Find out more at Babcock International

Nissan helps school children go digital with computer donation

Pupils across the UK have been given a digital learning boost thanks to the donation of 3,000 recycled computers from Nissan.

The initiative, a partnership between Nissan and STEM Learning UK, a not-for-profit organisation, will provide computers to young people in schools that experience digital poverty, helping them gain vital technical skills for their future careers. Find out more at Nissan UK

Global manufacturer Eaton plans to buy Helen of Troy headquarters building in West El Paso

Eaton Corp., a worldwide manufacturing company, plans to buy the Helen of Troy headquarters office building and adjacent warehouse in West El Paso and put some operations there.

El Paso city, county, Borderplex Alliance and Eaton officials will announce the plans at a news conference Tuesday afternoon. Find out more at El Paso Times