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

Posted on 27 Apr 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.

Jankel receives major order from Supacat for the provision of 70 Jackal vehicle blast and seating protection systems

Jankel has received a major order from Supacat to supply 70 HMT vehicle blast and seating protection systems.

The order has been placed to enable the rapid production of 70 new Jackal vehicles for UK MoD, a contract that was announced by Supacat and their production partners Babcock on 23 February 2023. Now in receipt of this order, Jankel will commence production ramp up immediately. Read more via The Manufacturer

UK and India sign landmark research agreement

The UK and India yesterday signed a landmark agreement to collaborate on science and innovation, following a meeting between UK Science Minister George Freeman and Indian Minister of State for Science and Technology Dr Jitendra Singh.

The memorandum of understanding on research between the two countries was signed in Parliament, enabling quicker, deeper collaboration on science between the two science powerhouses that will drive economic growth, create skilled jobs and improve lives in the UK, India, and worldwide. Read more via GOV UK

HydRegen raises £2.6m to clean up the chemical manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries

HydRegen has secured a £2.6m investment in its latest funding round.

The Oxford-based biotechnology company, which is a spin-out from the University of Oxford, has the potential to reduce the carbon footprint and operating costs of the chemical manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries. Read more via tech.eu

AMTE Power takes steps to circular supply chain with recycled copper agreement

AMTE Power, a leading UK developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion and sodium-ion battery cells for specialist applications in growing markets, has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with CalPac Resources Limited, which is developing novel technology derived from green hydrogen manufacturing to refine copper from industry scrap. Read more via The Manufacturer

Automotive supplier makes seven-figure investment in Nottingham manufacturing facility

Vestatec UK, a specialist in metal forming and assembly, has made a seven-figure investment to improve its manufacturing facility in Nottingham.

The Colwick-based business, and supplier to some of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers, has invested almost £2 million to expand the 20,000 sq ft facility and enhance its global service offering. Read more via East Midlands Business Link

Wearside manufacturer to expand globally with University of Sunderland support

One of Wearside’s oldest manufacturers looking to grow operations globally is drawing on university expertise to help realise its ambitious expansion plans.

To meet its growth plans and the challenges of a competitive international market, Speedings Ltd is strengthening its production and workforce through the University of Sunderland’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme, which supports business innovation. Read more via Bdaily News

Nikon establishes new company in the United States to transform the future of digital manufacturing

Nikon Corporation has announced the formation of Nikon Advanced Manufacturing, Inc. (Hamid Zarringhalam, CEO and Yuichi Shibazaki, Co-CEO) and will begin its operation in July 2023. This new customer-centric digital manufacturing solutions company will be based in California, United States, and serve as the global headquarters of the Advanced Manufacturing Business Unit established in April 2023. The company’s launch marks a significant milestone in the Nikon Vision 2030 strategic plan set forth in Medium-Term Management Plan (FY2022 – 2025). Read more via Nikon

Moderna’s mRNA vaccine manufacturing centre begins construction

Construction has begun on Moderna’s Innovation and Technology Centre (MITC) at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Oxfordshire. Built to deliver Moderna’s ten-year strategic partnership with the UK government, announced in March 2023, the MITC will incorporate research, development and a manufacturing facility for mRNA vaccines. Read more via European Pharmaceutical Review