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

Posted on 14 Feb 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.

UK Government commits to funding more autonomous vehicle projects

The UK Government has issued a rallying call for the nation’s automotive and tech businesses to help Britain become a world-leader in the development of autonomous and connected vehicles.

Since it was launched by the UK Government in 2020, a total of 22 businesses have had their projects supported through the CAM Scale-Up UK Programme, delivered by Zenzic. More via The Manufacturer

EET Hydrogen to proceed into final negotiations with UK Government to develop low carbon hydrogen plant in Ellesmere

EET Hydrogen has announced it has a statement of principles with the UK Government’s Department for Energy Security and Net Zero for its flagship HPP1 low-carbon hydrogen plant. Construction is expected to begin later this year.

The signing of the statement of principles marks an agreement milestone between EET Hydrogen and the UK Government on key aspects of negotiations to date. EET Hydrogen and the UK Government will now enter final negotiations, with the aim of making a final decision later this year. More via EET Hydrogen

ERIKS celebrate 25th wedding anniversary with Festo

ERIKS Industrial Services and Festo UK & Ireland are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their partnership with a host of activities that will develop the relationship further and continue to grow business for their mutual benefit.

The two businesses started working with each other in the 1990s, firstly at a local level but as Paul Lynch, Chief Commercial Officer for UK & Ireland at ERIKS said: “We wanted to become a national presence in the UK with a pneumatics offering and we wanted that brand to be Festo due to the quality of their products. More via The Manufacturer

Major Northumberland employer Egger sees demand drive up sales to £432m

North East wood products manufacturer Egger has hailed strong demand for driving up sales above £432m against a challenging economic background.

The Hexham business endured tough trading during the pandemic but then reaped the rewards of the bounce-back, with demand from all sectors. More via Business Live

Britain’s tea supply facing disruption from Red Sea crisis

Britons may have to brave a shortage of some lines of tea, one of the nation’s favourite drinks, after the supermarket industry warned of a risk to supply from shipping disruptions in the Red Sea.

The British Retail Consortium said it had seen “temporary disruption” to some black tea lines, and an industry source said there had been some delays to flavoured lines. More via Reuters

BAE Systems donates £85,000 to Hull veterans charity

Veteran support charity, Hull 4 Heroes, is set to launch a new emergency housing project for homeless military veterans in Hull following a donation of more than £85,000 from BAE Systems.

The Company’s donation will allow the charity to purchase and renovate a property in the city that will provide emergency accommodation and support for local veterans. More via BAE Systems

Russell Roof Tiles’ long service legacy reflects sustainability credentials

Pioneering roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles, recently presented long service awards to its team, with a combined service of 225 years, with a sustainable twist.

In 2022, as part of its dedication to sustainability, the company relaunched its Long Service Programme giving long serving staff managed woodland, from The Woodland Trust, to tie in with Russell Roof Tiles’ sustainable values and goals and NetZero pledge. More via The Manufacturer

Leonardo UK introduces new flexible family-friendly benefits to support employees

Leonardo UK is partnering with Bright Horizons to provide benefits including access to five annual Back-Up Care days for working parents and carers, to cover breakdowns in childcare, and support with adult care or elder care. This is part of the company’s commitment to employee wellbeing. More via Leonardo UK