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

Posted on 19 Jul 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.

Jaguar Land Rover-owner to build UK factory that could create 9,000 jobs

Jaguar Land Rover-owner Tata is set to announce plans to build a flagship electric car battery factory in Somerset that could create 9,000 jobs.

The building of the plant could be the most significant investment in the UK automotive industry since Nissan came to Britain in the 1980s.

The government is providing subsidies worth hundreds of millions of pounds for the build, sources have said. Read more via Metro

HEINEKEN invests £25m into flagship Manchester Brewery to reduce carbon emissions

HEINEKEN UK has announced a £25m investment into its iconic Manchester brewery to install heat pumps to reduce its carbon emissions. The investment is in support of HEINEKEN’s global ambitions to reach net zero emissions across scopes 1 and 2 by 2030, including its UK production sites in Manchester, Tadcaster and Hereford, and across the full value chain – scope 3 – by 2040.

The total investment, which includes a £3.7m grant from the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero, will be used to install innovative technology to capture heat from various sources, including the refrigeration units on site, and to then redistribute and reuse this excess heat to power other brewing stages, such as mashing and pasteurisation and even to wash the returnable kegs. Read more via The Manufacturer

Elbit Systems UK opens new advanced manufacturing and development facility

Elbit Systems UK has today announced the formal opening of its new advanced manufacturing and development facility.

Located in Bristol, the Horizon facility will act as a research, development and manufacturing hub for the high technology solutions already being provided to the British Armed Forces and other NATO customers by Elbit Systems UK. Read more via Elbit Systems UK

AMRC Cymru saves Airbus UK enough energy to power 60 homes for a year

Aerospace manufacturer Airbus UK saved enough energy to power 60 homes for a year as part of a pioneering future factories project by AMRC Cymru to help businesses boost productivity while meeting net zero targets.

Over a five-month period, AMRC Cymru and Airbus, who share a building in Broughton, saw electricity savings equivalent to powering 41, three-bedroom homes for a year, and gas savings equivalent to powering 21, three-bedroom homes for a year. Read more via The Manufacturer

Upperton completes build of new £15m development and GMP manufacturing facility

Leading UK contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO), Upperton Pharma Solutions has completed the build of its new development and GMP manufacturing headquarters in Nottingham, UK.

Situated less than two miles from Upperton’s current HQ, the facility houses ten new GMP manufacturing suites, quality control laboratories and formulation development with pilot plant capabilities. Read more via Upperton

British Steel supplies business park at Teesside International Airport

British Steel’s constructional sections are being used in a £200 million development just a short distance from where they are rolled.

Business Park South at Teesside International Airport will create up to 4,400 jobs when fully operational. It is made up of 1.9 million square feet of logistics, distribution, and industrial buildings.

Key progress has now been made on the first unit of the development with more than 40 tonnes of steel brought onto the site. It has been sourced from our Teesside Beam Mill at Lackenby which is less than 20 miles from the airport. Read more via British Steel

Cycle clothing manufacturer Lusso gears up for growth with Made Smarter support

A cycle clothing manufacturer is gearing up for growth after investing £100,000 in new technology with the support of Made Smarter.

Lusso, based in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, is a brand used by professional and amateur cyclists globally.

It is run by Jake Wright, a 24-year-old former professional cyclist and twice junior national time trial champion, who is leading the 40-year-old business through a digital transformation. Read more via The Manufacturer