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

Posted on 27 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.

Britishvolt bought by Australian firm Recharge Industries

Australian firm, Recharge Industries has bought the defunct battery maker Britishvolt out of administration. Britishvolt had planned to build a £4bn battery plant near the Port of Blyth in Northumberland but it collapsed last month after running out of money. Read more via BBC

National Manufacturing Summit to major on digital manufacturing

The third annual National Manufacturing Summit will focus on digital manufacturing and how to accelerate a digital revolution to transform the UK economy.

Following on from two successful National Manufacturing Summits, the 2023 event will be an opportunity to set an agenda for the digitalisation of manufacturing, pulling together the UK’s world class manufacturing sectors, the opportunities of emerging technologies, and the need to improve productivity and remain globally competitive. Read more via The Manufacturer.

Wockhardt plans to roll out two vaccines from UK plant in a year

Drug firm, Wockhardt plans to roll out two vaccines within a year from its UK-based facility as part of a tie-up with Serum Institute of India, a top company official said.

Last year, a Wockhardt unit tied up with a subsidiary of Serum Institute of India to set up a vaccine manufacturing facility in Wrexham, North Wales (UK). Read more via Business Standard.

Industry investing in workforce wellbeing, sickness absence up, demand creating Labour turnover spike

In the last two years, manufacturers have realised that to keep sickness absence down and to retain their skilled workforce they have to invest in the wellbeing of their staff.

Three new reports published by Make UK have mapped out Sickness Absence Benchmark, Labour Turnover and HR Bulletin statistics cross the sector, including a deep dive into pay settlements and attempts to recruit. Read more via The Manufacturer.

Food manufacturer Wrights announces first ever branded retail listing

Wrights Chicken Balti Pies are making an exclusive three-week appearance in Tesco chiller cabinets as the retailer prepares to mark British Pie Week.

Combining a unique naan bread-inspired pastry base and cumin seed-garnished puff pastry lid with an authentic balti curry filling, Wrights’ 96 years of pie making expertise has made its Chicken Balti Pie a fan favourite in Premier League football grounds across the country for more than 10 years. Read more via Business Up North.