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

Posted on 31 Mar 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.

Powering up Britain: Industry reacts to the Government’s blueprint for the future of UK energy

On 30 March, 2023, the UK Government released its Powering up Britain policy paper, a blueprint outlining the government’s plans for the future of energy in the UK.

But how has the Powering up Britain paper been received by the manufacturing industry? Read more via The Manufacturer

Jobs and investment boost for East Midlands as Freeport gets green light

New high-quality jobs and much-needed investment for the East Midlands region will be unlocked today, as the East Midlands Freeport receives final government sign off.

The Freeport will now receive up to £25m seed funding from government and potentially hundreds of millions in locally retained business rates to drive growth in the UK’s advanced manufacturing, biomanufacturing, logistics, and low carbon industries. Read more via GOV UK

Protolabs’ unveils advanced capabilities and volume pricing through unique manufacturing model

The world’s leading digital manufacturer has invested in a new manufacturing model that will help its growing customer base access advanced production capabilities, reduced part costs and, importantly, higher volumes.

Protolabs has combined its own, state-of-the-art digital factories in the UK and Europe with a distributed network of manufacturers that is powered by Hubs, transforming the way production at all volumes can be achieved quickly and to the highest quality. Read more via The Manufacturer

UK not doing enough to keep “world class” engineers

The UK isn’t doing enough to keep hold of its “world-class” engineers, who are being poached by overseas firms at the detriment to the country’s fading automotive industry, the global head of Tata Technologies has told Autocar.

Also lamenting the difficulties the “not very well managed” Brexit has played within the sector – which has seen car production fall from near-1.6m in 2016 to 775,000 last year – Warren Harris says that workers are now looking abroad as firms choose to set up shop away from the UK. Read more via Autocar

Aerospace manufacturer celebrates apprenticeship drive

ASG Group, a Manchester-based manufacturer supplying detail parts and tooling to OEMs globally and their associated supply chains, has announced it has taken on a new cohort of manufacturing apprenticeships in partnership with the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Ansty Park.

This latest round of apprenticeships will see ASG Group providing training and development opportunities for young people looking to pursue a career in engineering and manufacturing. Read more via Production Engineering Solutions