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

Posted on 28 Jul 2023 by James Devonshire

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.

Envision Racing previews world’s first Formula E car made entirely out of electronic waste

Today, Formula E team Envision Racing revealed its full-size, drivable Formula E Gen3 ‘Recover-E’ car made entirely out of electronic waste (e-waste) at the ExCeL in London on the eve of the capital’s e-prix race.

Envision Racing partnered with British artist and designer Liam Hopkins to design and build the car entirely of donated electronic products by the UK tech business, Music Magpie and school children. Find out more on The Manufacturer

UK commercial vehicle production grows 16.0% in best first half since 2011

UK commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturing grew 16.0% in the first six months of the year as 58,675 units rolled off factory lines, with June marking the third consecutive month of growth, according to the latest figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 11,748 units were produced in June, up 23.0%, and it also marks the best first half year for UK van production since 2011, as supply chain constraints continue to ease. Find out more on SMMT

UK aerospace manufacturer wins Airbus contract

A UK-based aerospace manufacturer, with facilities in Manchester, has announced a recent major contract award win with Airbus worth $2.4m.

Under this agreement, ASG Tooling will be responsible for the design, fabrication, and machining of bespoke shipping containers. The project encompasses a lead time of 12 months, during which ASG Tooling will incorporate design changes and manufacture the containers at its Manchester-based facilities in the UK. Find out more on Production Engineering Solutions

British Steel achieves BES 6001 recertification

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has recommended recertification of British Steel against the BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing standard following three days of detailed auditing across its sites in July. British Steel said it’s a significant achievement and demonstrates to the company’s customers that it is committed to sustainable practices. Find out more on British Steel

Final call for women entrepreneurs in STEM to apply for grant

Female-led businesses in engineering are being given the opportunity to accelerate the design and development of their ideas with the help of a 5K grant from London-based manufacturing specialist, Get It Made.

The initiative, launched last month, aims to support the potential of women in innovation and to boost the growth of female employment within UK industry, with applications open until midnight on Monday 31 July. Find out more on The Manufacturer

Kraft Heinz announces three new executives to its North America zone leadership team

The Kraft Heinz Company has announced a new step in its transformation journey with three seasoned new members of its North America leadership team. New external additions include Helen Davis, SVP and Head of North America Operations, and Rebecca Dunphey, SVP and President of Fresh, Beverages and Desserts. Simon Laroche, an internal hire, will assume the role of SVP, President of Canada and North America Coffee. Find out more on Kraft Heinz

Renishaw and Kent Introl partner to bring additive manufacturing to UK oil and gas industry

UK industrial valve supplier KOSO Kent Introl (Kent Introl) has joined forces with global engineering firm Renishaw to explore the advantages of additive manufacturing processes.

Kent Introl, according to the company, has become the first valve parts manufacturer in the UK oil and gas industry to adopt the AM technology by installing the advanced RenAM 500Q Flex system at its headquarters in Brighouse, West Yorkshire. Find out more on 3D Printing Industry

IMechE Apprentice of the Year Award entries now open

Are you an engineering apprentice looking to showcase your exceptional commitment to development and make a positive impact on your employer and the wider community? Then the IMechE Apprentice of the Year Award is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for!

To be eligible for the award, you must be currently enrolled as an apprentice on an advanced/modern engineering apprenticeship and hold an Apprentice Affiliate Membership with any professional body. The closing date for applications is 30 September, 2023. Find out more on IMechE