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

Posted on 22 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.

Made Smarter Innovation Showcase brings bleeding edge technology to Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Week 2024

Smart Factory Expo, part of Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Week 2024, will host the Made Smarter Innovation Showcase at this year’s event bringing the latest bleeding edge industrial technology to Birmingham’s NEC on the 5th and 6th June. More via The Manufacturer

Manufacturing output volumes rise for the first time Nov. 2022 – CBI

Manufacturers reported that output volumes rose for the first time since November 2022 in the three months to May, according to the CBI’s latest Industrial Trends Survey (ITS). Manufacturers expect output to rise further in the three months to August, albeit at a modest pace.

Order books remain under pressure, with both total and export order books weakening in May. Manufacturers reported that stocks of finished goods were more than adequate to meet expected demand. Meanwhile, expectations for selling price inflation softened, having picked up earlier in the year. More via CBI

King Charles to visit car manufacturer and a community centre in Crewe

The King will visit a leading British car manufacturer and a community centre during a double engagement in Crewe on Friday, Buckingham Palace has announced.

Charles will first visit luxury car maker Bentley’s headquarters to learn more about its social and environmental sustainability strategies and officially open a new electric vehicle facility. More via Shropshire Star

Deloitte details roadmap to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050

A new report from Deloitte has emphasised the urgency of scaling, innovation, and sequencing change across five strategic verticals for energy transition, to help with achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. More via The Manufacturer

New nationwide campaign to build the British workforce of the future

The biggest ever drive to help employers unlock the talent across Britain will be at the heart of a new Government campaign to create the workforce of the future, the Work and Pensions Secretary unveiled yesterday.

In a major speech to business leaders, Mel Stride hailed the “huge opportunity” to fill vacancies with unemployed Brits, as tighter visa rules restrict businesses’ reliance on overseas labour and are starting to bring down legal migration. More via Department for Work and Pensions

Trenchless tech business Brewis Engineering sold

A manufacturer whose hi-tech products are used to help lay cables around the world has undergone a buyout – and its new owners have vowed to keep “flying the flag” for British manufacturing.

Brewis Engineering, which was founded by Rod Brewis in his garden shed in 1984, has been acquired by business partners Graham Edden and Pat Farrell, in a deal backed by WeDo Business Services. More via Business Live

Automotive boost as William Mitchell seals Ford Q1 Award

William Mitchell, which is part of the Rical Group, has been recognised with the Ford Q1 award, marking the 20th year it has been supplying fine blank components to the carmaker’s plants in the UK, Germany, South Africa, Argentina, India, Turkey, and the United States.

The certification was presented to the management team and staff at the Black Country firm’s factory in Smethwick last week. More via The Manufacturer