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

Posted on 18 Apr 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.

ADS launches Sustainability Challenge for innovative UK SMEs

To mark day one of the Sustainable Skies World Summit, taking place at Farnborough International, ADS has launched its inaugural ADS Sustainability Challenge, offering a total of £50K of grant funding for five ADS small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) members.

The ADS Sustainability Challenge is a competition to support ADS SMEs reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions and address some of the current issues of The Streamlined Energy and Carbon Report (SECR) framework. Read more via The Manufacturer

Zero Emission HGV market shackled by absence of infrastructure and lack of plan

The heavy goods vehicle (HGV) sector is today calling for an urgent, government-led strategy to drive uptake of zero emission trucks to meet decarbonisation targets. With just over a decade until the first end of sale deadline for the UK’s predominantly diesel HGV workhorses, new analysis from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) shows that Britain’s strategic road network has not a single HGV-dedicated electric charging or hydrogen filling point. Read more via SMMT

Glass giant invests in sustainable glassmaking in St Helens

Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, is making a multi-million-pound investment in its Merseyside facilities as part of a government-backed project that will save 15,000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year while securing the future of rolled glass manufacturing in the UK. Read more via The Manufacturer

Record demand leads to expansion of UK machinery manufacturer Claydon

To meet rapid growth in global demand, family-owned UK manufacturer Claydon Yield-o-Meter Ltd has recently expanded its factory at the Wickhambrook site in West Suffolk, with the completed building set to double production and create numerous additional jobs.

Supported by a £267,400 Growing Business Fund Grant from the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (NALEP), the project will help the company manage an unprecedented increase in orders. Read more via Farmers Guide

Nokia and ABI Research unveil Industry 4.0 maturity index for industrial campuses

Nokia and ABI Research have announced the results of research that highlights the progress and plans for enterprise infrastructure investments in several key sectors.

With industry average scores found to be 66 out of 100 for technology maturity and 68.8 for use case deployment maturity, responses showed electronics and appliance manufacturers are forging ahead with scores of 73.1 and 79.5 respectively. Read more via The Manufacturer

£500,000 manufacturing machinery investment to upskill in East Yorkshire

Almost half a million pounds has been spent on new manufacturing and engineering machinery at East Riding College in a bid to improve skills in the region.

The Beverley education provider has added four specialist pieces of equipment as it positions itself to help upskill existing workforces while also improving employability in the region. Read more via Business Live

Volkswagen ID.7 gets world premiere

The Volkswagen ID.7, the German automaker’s first all-electric Volkswagen for the upper mid-size class, has had its world premiere.

The ID7 is the first Volkswagen with a new display and customer-focused operating concept

The launch of the ID.7 is scheduled for autumn 2023 in Europe and China; North America will follow in 2024. Read more via Volkswagen

60 new jobs as Rainham Steel brings manufacturing to new North Lincolnshire site

Up to 60 new jobs are to be created following a further major investment by Rainham Steel in North Lincolnshire.

The international steel stockholder and distributor has bought another 17 acres of land, taking on Althorpe Wharf at Keadby. It is to use the site to manufacture reinforcement bar products, investing £3.5m to develop the location following the undisclosed property and land deal. It is also eyeing up reintroducing river terminal use there. Read more via Business Live