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

Posted on 20 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 to invest £4bn in new gigafactory: industry reaction

Following the recent turmoil surrounding Britishvolt, the UK automotive industry has been given a boost with the announcement from Jaguar Land Rover’s parent company Tata, of plans for a new battery gigafactory in Somerset.

The new £4bn electric vehicle battery factory is targeting a capacity of 40GWh (almost half of the battery production that the Faraday Institution estimates the UK will need by 2030), with production due to commence at the 616-acre Gravity Smart Campus site in Somerset as soon as 2026, to help meet the rapidly increasing demand for electric vehicles. The new Jaguar Land Rover factory is also predicted to create over 4,000 jobs and thousands more in the wider supply chain.

Find out how industry reacted to the news on The Manufacturer

Bombardier Defense delivers Global 6000 aircraft to Saab’s GlobalEye Program destined to join the Swedish Air Force

Bombardier Defense recently celebrated the sixth delivery of a Global 6000 aircraft to Swedish defense supplier Saab, ready to be transformed by Saab into their Airborne Early Warning and Control solution known as GlobalEye. This aircraft will join the Swedish Air Force once Saab completes the transformation, further highlighting the illustrious capabilities of both companies in providing forward-looking solutions for nations across the globe. Read more at Bombardier

Biggest ever Design & Make Challenge recognises the brightest young engineering minds

The UK’s biggest independent STEM event crowned four major winners last week in a competition that attracted more than 80 pupils keen to get an insight into engineering.

Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School, Great Wyrley Academy, John Taylor High School, and Lawrence Sheriff High School took the prizes at the Design & Make Challenge 2023, the largest one ever held by the Manufacturing Assembly Network (MAN). Read more at The Manufacturer

Leonardo & BAE Systems sign up to Defence Aviation Net Zero Strategy

Leonardo and BAE Systems have both signed up to the Defence Aviation Net Zero Strategy, making them both among the first members of the UK’s aerospace industry to do so. Read more at Leonardo and BAE Systems

Birmingham manufacturer Knowles celebrates centenary with £400k investment

A Birmingham-based fire door manufacturer has invested in new machinery to help increase its efficiency and production capabilities, thanks to support from Lloyds Bank.

Knowles, part of Sentry Fire Safety Group, manufactures timber fire safety and security doorsets, working with construction clients and local authorities.

To support growing demand, Knowles decided to purchase three new pieces of manufacturing machinery, using a £400,000 investment secured from Lloyds Bank. Read more at The Manufacturer

2 Sisters Food Group receives Processor of the Year Award

2 Sisters Food Group has been named the 2023 Processor of the Year winner in the National Egg & Poultry Awards, backed by the British Poultry Council and the British Egg Industry Council.

These awards celebrate, honor and exhibit excellence and best practices within the poultry and egg industries. Read more at WATT Poultry