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

Posted on 25 Jan 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.

UK Auto makes one million vehicles and welcomes £23.7bn investment boost

UK vehicle production hit 1,025,474 units in 2023, according to the latest figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

With 905,117 cars and 120,357 commercial vehicles (CVs) produced, output was up 17.0% on the previous year. The easing of pandemic-related challenges, from chip shortages to lockdowns, and increasing electrified model production, combined to drive annual output above one million for the first time since 2019. More via The Manufacturer

New laws to introduce digital labelling for businesses and reduce regulation costs

Businesses are set to benefit from reduced costs and burdens as import labels are made digital for the first time.

Digital labelling will allow businesses to put important regulatory or manufacturing information online rather than requiring them to physically print it on their products – saving time and money which can be pushed towards scaling up and growing their company. More via Department for Business and Trade

Rolls-Royce opens mtu Remanufacturing and Overhaul Center in U.S.

Rolls-Royce Power Systems Division has announced it has opened a new Remanufacturing and Overhaul Center on its mtu Aiken campus in South Carolina (USA). The new facility is connected to the existing manufacturing operations and represents a low double-digit million dollar investment. It supports the company’s service initiative and sustainability approach. More via Rolls-Royce

Government officials see first-hand the impact of Made Smarter West Midlands

Officials from the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) visited two manufacturing businesses in the West Midlands to find out first-hand the impact of a major scheme which helps manufacturing and engineering firms adopt digital technology and drive growth.

Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Hub has led the Made Smarter West Midlands scheme since it was established as a pilot programme in 2021 alongside the Growth Hubs in Worcestershire, The Marches, and Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire, and on behalf of Business Growth West Midlands, the West Midlands Combined Authority and the Department for Business and Trade, before it was extended. More via The Manufacturer

Bentley announces 2024 dates for Extraordinary Journeys UK

Bentley Motors invites you to join an Extraordinary Journey of discovery. Now in its third year, the Extraordinary Journeys UK have seen guests from across the world come together to enjoy grand touring of some of the most stunning British landscapes. Bentley’s guests can connect with likeminded people, switch off from the stress of their daily lives and enjoy the itinerary that Bentley Motors has curated for them. More via Bentley

Drainage manufacturer ACO paves way to net zero by 2045 with decarbonisation roadmap

With climate change more apparent than ever, ACO Technologies has announced ambitious plans to be Carbon Net Zero five years ahead of the government’s deadline.

The world leader in drainage and water management solutions has set out a host of sustainability and decarbonisation initiatives on its ‘Roadmap to Net Zero’ to help tackle global warming. More via The Manufacturer

UK design-led specialist company invest in manufacturing facility in Yorkshire

AIREA plc, the UK design-led specialist flooring company, supplying both the UK and international markets, today announces a trading update for the twelve months ended 31 December 2023 and a £5m investment in its manufacturing facility. More via Bdaily News