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

Posted on 21 Feb 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.

Nottingham researcher awarded prestigious engineering chair to create next generation of quantum sensors

A University of Nottingham professor has gained national industry recognition after receiving a Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies.

Melissa Mather, Professor in Quantum Sensing and Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, has been awarded £2.5m over 10 years to create the next generation of quantum sensors, by turning tiny flaws in diamond into incredibly sensitive quantum devices, which will transform the way we sense the world around us. Read more via The Manufacturer

Siemens Gamesa creating 300 new Hull jobs in huge recruitment drive

Hundreds of new jobs are set to be created at Siemens Gamesa in Hull with a large-scale recruitment drive underway.

The firm, known for being a world leader in offshore wind energy, has invested millions into Hull and is now looking to hire up to 300 new staff members – taking their total to over 800 employees. A recruitment drive will be held at the Employment Hub at Hull Central Library, in Albion Street, this Thursday (February 23) for those interested to find out more. Read more via Hull Live

Brown & Holmes joins Nuclear AMRC to drive clean energy growth

Workholding specialist Brown & Holmes has joined the Nuclear AMRC to collaborate on technology development and expand its presence in the nuclear sector.

Tamworth-based Brown & Holmes was founded in 1939, and today provides advanced workholding solutions, prototyping and precision machining to customers in sectors including aerospace, automotive and power generation. It operates two sites in Tamworth, and is developing a new dedicated facility for clean assembly in Derby. Read more via The Manufacturer

Scottish manufacturer behind the UK’s only Paratreker™ sets sights on international growth following Business Gateway support

A South Lanarkshire business owner on a mission to promote inclusivity has his sights set on international growth after accessing support from Business Gateway, Scotland’s national business advisory service.

In 2015, retired policeman Gordon McGregor founded GM4X, which manufactures and sells customised products for those living with disabilities, fulfilling his lifelong ambition to create more equal opportunities for the group to enjoy the great outdoors.

The Lanark-based business is the UK’s only manufacturer of the Paratreker™ – a non-motorised, all-terrain wheelchair, designed to make hills, mountains, and wild countryside accessible for all. It is also a sales agent for Grit Freedom Chairs, which are designed using innovative engineering to create a light self-propelled all-terrain wheelchair. Read more via Scottish Business News

Aberdeen offshore wind facility could create hundreds of new jobs as international firm targets new base

An international offshore mooring manufacturer has announced its intention to establish a new facility in Aberdeen that will help in production of offshore wind.

Mooreast Holdings, which is based in Singapore, has announced its intentions to work with ETZ Ltd, a private sector-led not-for-profit company focused on the energy transition ambitions of north-east Scotland as it pursues a new hub in the region.

The company seeks a new manufacturing facility to produce subsea foundations and assemble mooring components for the floating offshore renewable energy sector that could create hundreds of new jobs in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. Read more via Aberdeen Live