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

Posted on 24 Apr 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.

Bentley supports Thailand clean-up mission

Bentley Motors has announced its backing for a major sustainability initiative in Thailand, in collaboration with everwave, a foundation partner for the recently-established Bentley Environmental Foundation.

The clean-up mission including a new innovative educational project is part of a wider scheme being run by everwave, in collaboration with Audi Environmental Foundation and the Ferry Porsche Foundation. More via The Manufacturer

Manufacturing recruitment challenges ease – report

Challenges with job vacancies in the UK manufacturing industry are easing, with two thirds of companies filling most of their vacancies (up from 43% last quarter.)

This is according to Make UK’s Q2 HR Bulletin, which also found long-standing skills challenge are again cited as the main barrier to securing new staff. More via Production Engineering Solutions

Stellantis’ UK Manufacturing Lead retires

Stellantis has announced the appointment of Fernando Andreu as Luton Plant Director, following the retirement of Mark Noble after 36 years of service.

Mark has worked on assignments in five countries and in almost every Plant Department since joining the Vauxhall plant in Luton on 1st May 1988 as a Production Foreman. More via Stellantis

Arc Vector maker goes into administration

The high-end electric bike maker which created the Arc Vector has entered voluntary liquidation.

The brand, Arc Vehicle, which began life as a start-up with funding from Jaguar Land Rover, has had a tumultuous journey since the auto maker pulled out of the project. More via Visor Down

Co Antrim drinks manufacturer doubles turnover after skills investment

Northern Ireland soft drinks manufacturer Norbev has reported doubling its turnover after investing in skills development.

The Ballymena-based company, which supplies customers including Aldi, Suntory (Lucozade), Talking Rain and Capri-Sun, said that it had increased its turnover by 50% after investing almost £300,000 in the upskilling of its staff. More via Belfast Telegraph

Alexander Battery Technologies powers production with world-class laser welding machine

A leading battery technology manufacturer has announced the successful commissioning of the world’s most advanced laser welding machine, which is now fully operational at its UK facility.

The installation and operation of the IPG Photonics EV Flex welder is a significant milestone for Alexander Battery Technologies, which marks its 40th anniversary this year. More via The Manufacturer