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

Posted on 29 May 2024 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.

Drinkers willing to pay more for their pint if it’s sustainable

Beer drinkers are willing to pay more for their favorite tipple if it helps to ease the planet’s global warming crisis, an international survey has revealed.

Almost half of 3,500 respondents across seven countries said they would choose a more expensive, but more sustainably produced beer over a less expensive rival that does more damage to the environment. More via The Manufacturer

Branston opens UK’s ‘biggest’ mash factory

A surge in demand for mashed potato has prompted the opening of the UK’s ‘biggest’ mash factory in Lincolnshire.

Potato processor Branston has worked with supermarket chain Tesco to create a new mash factory at its home in Lincolnshire, supported by the creation of 80 new jobs. More via Food Manufacture

Manufacturer’s proposals to create 200 jobs set for planning consent

Proposed new manufacturing facilities in Northumberland, hoped to bring 200 new jobs to the region, have been recommended for planning approval.

Electrical and digital infrastructure company Legrand wants to relocate its facility in London to a site in Nelson Park Industrial Estate in Cramlington, and submitted a planning application for the new premises earlier this year. More via Northumberland Gazette

Tyneside chosen by British-Korean joint venture to build £923m cable factory

An international alliance of offshore cable companies has revealed plans to create a £923m factory on Tyneside.

UK-based Global InterConnection Group (GIG) and a subsidiary of Korean firm LS Group have formed a joint venture – LS Eco Advanced Cables – in a bid to set up a high voltage cable plant at the 11.7 hectare Tyne Renewable Quay site on the south bank of the Tyne. More via Business Live

Big plans for Nissan’s Sunderland manufacturing plant

Nissan’s Sunderland based factory is undergoing some big leaps in its manufacturing process.

This week sees production of the recently updated Qashqai get underway. Since the third generation model went on sale in 2021, Nissan has sold over 350,000 units in Europe and continues to set the bar with this refresh for 2024. More via Express & Star

Lesters looks to green the supply chain with new automotive offer

Delivering a sustainable supply chain is at the heart of a new dedicated offer launched by Burntwood-based Lesters.

The UK’s leading manufacturer of high-performance packaging has introduced a specialist ‘automotive’ division to work even closer with its growing customer base that features OEMs, first and second tier suppliers and third-party logistics providers. More via The Manufacturer