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

Posted on 28 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.

£4bn for ‘UK PLC’: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars – The Great British success story

As Rolls-Royce Motor Cars marks two decades of production at Goodwood, a landmark survey reveals the company’s full and extraordinary impact on both the local and national economies.

The LSE report shows that since production began at Goodwood in 2003, Rolls-Royce has contributed more than £4 billion to the UK economy, serving as a flagship of the nation’s luxury and automotive sectors and, crucially, ‘UK PLC’. Read more via The Manufacturer

March rise drives UK car production first quarter increase – SMMT

UK car production rose 6.0% in the first three months of 2023, to 219,887 units, according to the latest figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). As the global shortage of semiconductors and other components begins to ease, factories produced 12,540 units more than Q1 last year, driven by exports which increased 6.6% and represented almost eight in 10 cars made. Read more via SMMT

Innovate UK and Welsh Government sign a new partnership agreement

A new plan to boost business in Wales, developed by Innovate UK, in partnership with Welsh Government, has been launched, paving the way for a strengthened innovation economy.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed at an event held yesterday attended by business leaders from the region, at AMRC Cymru in Broughton, North Wales, which is part of the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) industry-focused R&D innovation cluster. Read more via The Manufacturer

Aston Martin intensifies Racing. Green. sustainability strategy, achieving carbon neutral manufacturing

One year on from announcing its ambitious Racing. Green. sustainability strategy, Aston Martin today takes another positive step to becoming a world-leading sustainable ultra-luxury business by achieving carbon neutral manufacturing at its Gaydon and St Athan facilities.

As outlined in its new sustainability report, Aston Martin has continued to make progress in reducing its environmental impact, following business-wide initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions from its manufacturing processes and wider supply chain. Read more via Aston Martin

Sheffield Forgemasters signs deal with Jaso Industrial Cranes

Jaso Industrial Cranes has been awarded a contract with Sheffield Forgemasters worth more than £10m to supply brand new overhead cranes for the UKs largest open-die forging line.

The seven cranes will service Sheffield Forgemasters’ new 13,000 tonne Heavy Forge, which is under construction at its Brightside Lane site and will range from 20 tonnes to 380 tonnes individual lifting capacity. Read more via Sheffield Forgemasters

Full steam ahead for British Steel’s £3m boiler investment

A £3m investment in a core part of British Steel’s operations in Scunthorpe has been successfully commissioned.

The site relies on self-generated steam and electricity to power a range of activities but in recent months one of the site’s boilers at the company’s Central Power Station required investment to return to maximum efficiency. Read more via British Steel