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

Posted on 15 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.

Aerospace manufacturing leader guides firm to double turnover after million-pound investment

Two weeks before the UK entered lockdown in 2020, Sarah Stephens, Managing Director of ASG TGM took possession of a new large bed Zimmermann 5 axis CNC machine; a significant investment for the firm at £1.3m. Less than fourteen days later the manufacturing supply chain was sent into turmoil, firms were sending workers home, major manufacturing sites were closing in lockdown and ceasing or withholding orders; it was not a situation for the faint of heart.

Fast forward two years, Sarah looks back on this period where that Zimmermann machine became the heartbeat of the firm, spearheading growth which has now doubled the size of the firm’s turnover to in excess of £5.2m. Read more via The Manufacturer

RS Group releases report on its activities and strategy for ESG

RS Group has unveiled its ESG Report for 2022/23, detailing its overall strategy, achievements and future actions required in the area of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).

RS’ overarching business purpose is ‘making amazing happen for a better world’ to deliver results for people, planet and profit. In November 2021, RS launched its 2030 ESG action plan, entitled ‘For a Better World’, which has four global goals and 15 ambitious actions for 2030. The approach also supports six of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and lays the foundation for the Company’s long-term vision to 2050. Read more via The Manufacturer

UK anti-terror manufacturer Safetyflex secures first site in Africa

A Midlands manufacturer of anti-terrorist bollards and barriers has ticked off another continent on its impressive export book after securing its first site in Africa.

Safetyflex Barriers, based in Coventry, has seen hundreds of its Truckstopper anti-terror bollards installed at government buildings in Casablanca, Morocco. The prestigious contract means the firm’s unique designs have now been installed in six continents across the world in major cities. Read more via The Manufacturer

The Manufacturer Magazine May/June 2023 issue is out now!

In this edition of The Manufacturer Magazine, we have insights and takeaways from our sixth Industrial Data Summit, which was held at Villa Park in Birmingham. Kat Dixon, Analytics Business Partner at Babcock International, gave one of the keynotes on the day, discussing some of the ways to create a truly data driven culture within a business. Read more via The Manufacturer

2023 Clark Prize winners announced

The ERA Foundation has announced that this year’s Primary School David Clark Prize has gone to Jenn McEwan from Doonfoot Primary School with the Secondary School Prize being awarded to Isabel Culmer from Barton Peveril Sixth Form College. Read more via The Manufacturer

ABB and Perenti collaboration awarded all-electric mine study from Australian operator IGO

Experts from the three companies will work together to provide a pathway for the optimum design of mine electrification at the IGO-owned Cosmos Project.

This will include mine design optimisation for electric operations, production and operating philosophy, fleet selection, power distribution and electrical infrastructure design, electrification system and battery management, ESG and safety impact analysis, and cost modelling of both Capex and Opex. Read more via ABB