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

Posted on 21 May 2024 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.

Smart Manufacturing and Engineering Week 2024 preview

Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Week 2024 takes place at the NEC, Birmingham on 5-6 June. The annual festival of advanced manufacturing and engineering celebrates the excellence and innovation that are driving industry’s ambitions and helping organisations overcome the plethora of challenges they currently face.

Discover what you can expect from this year’s event in our pre-show preview. More via The Manufacturer

Rolls-Royce SMR and Sheffield Uni launch new manufacturing site

Rolls-Royce SMR is partnering with the University of Sheffield to launch a major new manufacturing and testing facility in South Yorkshire.

The Rolls-Royce SMR Module Development Facility (MDF), which will be housed in the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre’s existing Factory 2050, is set to manufacture and test prototype modules for small modular reactors (SMRs). More via Mirage News

Syngenta invests £50m in Huddersfield facility

A science-based manufacturer is injecting millions into its Huddersfield production site.

Global company, Syngenta, is spending around £50m re-engineering one of its large-scale production lines to support the delivery of PLINAZOLIN® technology, a new active ingredient that protects plant health against pests. More via The Business Desk

Electric motors: is the UK placing its bets wisely?

Ample opportunities await UK businesses prepared to bet on shifting attitudes towards electric motor (e-motor) design and manufacture, says a new Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) report.

With the European market for electric motors (e-motor) projected to expand to more than £27bn over the next decade, a threefold increase, there exists an opportunity for the UK supply chain to establish itself as a recognised leader in motor design and production. More via The Manufacturer

Johnson Tiles MBO now completed

The management buyout of Johnson Tiles UK announced last month has now completed.

Norcros plc, the listed bathroom and kitchen products manufacturer, completed the sale of Johnson Tiles UK to its management team on 19th May 2024. More via The Construction Index

Solis confirms full compliance with UK cybersecurity standards

UK inverter manufacturer Solis Inverters has confirmed that it is fully compliant with the UK’s recently introduced cybersecurity regulations, the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI) Regime.

The new scheme, which came into force in the UK in April 2024, mandates that all manufacturers of internet connected devices meet basic cybersecurity standards. More via Solar Power Portal