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

Posted on 28 Sep 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.

Public now believes manufacturing is critical to the UK economy and over half think the sector is a good career choice

A new study of 2,436 people shows the majority of the general public thinks manufacturing is hugely important to the future of the UK economy and over three-quarters see manufacturing as delivering solutions today to the challenges of tomorrow.

Perceptions about pay working conditions and career prospects have also undergone a massive transformative change for the better, according to the survey Perceptions vs Reality carried out by Savanta or Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation and Sheffield Hallam University. Find out more at The Manufacturer

AMPI calls for increased investment and R&D to boost UK’s advanced machinery sector

Advanced machinery is essential to the modern global economy and the UK must do more to help its machine-making capabilities at home and grow its share of the market abroad, according to Ruth Mallors-Ray OBE, Chair of Strategy at UK industry body the Advanced Machinery and Productivity Institute (AMPI).

Speaking on UK National Manufacturing Day, Ruth said: “Right now, there are four overarching problems for the UK’s machinery industry to solve. The UK is the home of some outstanding machinery developers, but many are invisible because their specific requirements as a sub-sector of manufacturing are not properly understood. Find out more at The Manufacturer

Teesside stainless steel firm grows business with £26m export finance package

A government credit guarantee has allowed Teesside stainless steel alloy inventor and manufacturer, Paralloy, to secure up to £26m of a Santander UK bank guarantee facility to support the continued growth of its export business.

Announced on National Manufacturing Day, the guarantee from UK Export Finance (UKEF) – the government’s export credit agency – allows Santander UK to overwrite a previous facility and increase the amount of facility available to Paralloy from £17m to £26m. Find out more at The Manufacturer

National Manufacturing Day: promoting diversity for sustainable success in manufacturing

For those looking in from the outside, there may be a perception that the manufacturing sector is heavy-duty and physically demanding. But the reality is that today, there are a wide range of modern manufacturing roles, with many grounded in innovation, problem solving and teamwork. Find out more at The Manufacturer

UK CV production up again in August

British commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturing grew 8.6% in August as 6,660 units rolled out of UK factories, according to new figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

The best August volume for 11 years continues the positive trend, with a fifth consecutive month of rising CV output as manufacturers strive to deliver the latest, greenest models to operators. Find out more at SMMT News

Unbottling opportunities on National Manufacturing Day: Chivas Brothers’ celebrate careers in whisky

There’s never been a better time to join the Scotch whisky industry, which is undergoing an exciting period of transformation as it embraces innovation and new technologies. Scotch not only contributes substantially to the country’s economy but also fosters a sense of community for those that are lucky to be a part of it. Find out more at The Manufacturer

Made Smarter-backed manufacturers deliver £242m economic boost for North West

A pioneering programme helping North West manufacturers invest in industrial digital technology is forecast to create more than 1,550 new jobs and boost the region’s economy by £242m, new figures reveal.

It comes as businesses across the region mark National Manufacturing Day on Thursday, September 28. The Made Smarter adoption programme was launched in Liverpool to help businesses digitalise, decarbonise, and drive growth. Find out more at The Manufacturer

ERIKS welcomes its first apprentices to new programme

ERIKS has welcomed the first apprentices to its newly designed apprenticeship programme . The new programme demonstrates its commitment to fostering a new generation of engineers and bridging the engineering skills gap.

Thirteen apprentices aged between 17 and 27 will be pursuing Level 3 Engineering qualifications, across different ERIKS locations throughout the United Kingdom. Find out more at The Manufacturer