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

Posted on 20 Sep 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.

Aurrigo International claims ‘export’ first with European-funded city trial win

Aurrigo International will celebrate a major ‘export’ win today when it deploys its autonomous transport technology in mainland Europe for the first time.

The Coventry-based company, which recently celebrated its 1-year listing on AIM, will see its Auto-Shuttle vehicle take to the cobbled streets of Prague as part of the €275,820 EU-funded Living Lab for Autonomous Public Transport Project (LivingLAPT). Find out more at The Manufacturer

Babcock and Cosworth sign MoU to explore hybrid propulsion in military vehicles

Babcock has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cosworth, propulsion experts, to explore the use of hybrid systems in military land vehicles.

Under the agreement, the companies will work together to deliver the systems to convert fuel to electricity in military vehicles. Find out more at Babcock International

STL innovation produces busbars for world’s first fully electric British hypercar

An innovative new production process developed by Redditch based Samuel Taylor Limited (STL) has successfully enabled the production of over 70,000 busbars for the battery packs of the world’s first fully electric British hypercar. Find out more at The Manufacturer

Bentley opens officially in the ‘Eternal City’

Bentley Motors is opening a new chapter in the ‘Eternal City’, with the inauguration of a new showroom in the Italian capital. Bentley Rome’s state-of-the-art facility is prominently located on the busy Via della Magliana, at the foot of Colosseum Square and in the very heart of Rome’s Universal Exposition.

Bentley Rome becomes the brand’s fourth retail partnership in Italy, complementing existing locations in Milan, Padova and Florence. The expansion reflects the growing demand and interest across the country in the luxury British marque and its products. Find out more at Bentley Motors

Customers can claim 10,000 miles of free motoring when they buy a new Nissan EV

EV drivers could enjoy a year’s free motoring when they purchase a new car from a Nissan dealership!

The manufacturer has teamed up with Pod Point, a leading provider of electric vehicle charging, and EDF – Britain’s biggest generator of zero-carbon electricity – to launch the exciting new offer.

Customers can claim 10,000 free miles by following a simple five-step process – and 10,000 miles is more than many people travel in a year! Find out more at Nissan UK

Wirral manufacturer in bid to meet critical United Nations targets

A WIRRAL manufacturer has announced its strategy for meeting key environmental and social targets set out by the United Nations.

Birkenhead valve manufacturer Heap & Partners has set out a raft of measures in a bid to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The SDGs, also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the UN in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty and protect the planet. Find out more at The Manufacturer

Tiguan redesign: Volkswagen’s bestseller celebrates world premiere before 10,000 employees

Ahead of the official media unveiling, Volkswagen this morning presented the new Tiguan to some 10,000 employees at the works meeting at the Wolfsburg plant. The Tiguan is one of the most successful Volkswagen models of the present day and is therefore of particular importance to the company: Since it went on sale in 2007, 7.6 million units have been produced – almost one million of them in the past two years. Find out more at Volkswagen