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

Posted on 18 Jan 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.

300 organisations unite to inspire a diverse engineering and technology workforce

The Tomorrow’s Engineers Code is celebrating an important milestone today – the community now has over 300 members dedicated to increasing the diversity and number of young people entering engineering and technology careers.

United by this common goal, the collaborative community has expanded to include organisations of all sizes from across the engineering, technology, and education sectors. Aiming to collectively improve their engineering outreach programmes for young people, members share knowledge and best practice and commit to four pledges to shape their engagement activities and strategy.

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Whirlpool named UK Top Employer for the seventh time running

Whirlpool EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) has been named Top Employer UK 2024 for the seventh consecutive year, with an outstanding score of 87.4%.

This accomplishment underscores Whirlpool’s commitment to nurturing a work culture that prioritises employee well-being, professional development, and inclusivity. Fabio Colombo, Whirlpool EMEA Vice President of Human Resources, explains: “We are proud that the Top Employers Institute has once again recognised our commitment to creating an exceptional work environment for our employees across Europe.”

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British Steel building £10 million rail stocking facility

A new £10-million rail stocking facility, the biggest of its kind in the country, is taking shape at the company’s Scunthorpe site.

All civils were completed before Christmas and the main towers and gantry sections are currently being erected.

Read more via British Steel

Richard Balshaw appointed Director, Strategy, Business Transformation and People at Toyota (GB) PLC

Toyota (GB) PLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Balshaw to the new role of Director, Strategy, Business Transformation and People.

It marks a return to the company for Balshaw who for the past five years has been on secondment to Toyota Financial Services (UK) as Development and Mobility Services Director and to KiNTO, the UK arm of Toyota’s international mobility services business, as Group Vice President.

Read more via Toyota UK

Nissan GB Appoints New Marketing Director

Nissan GB has appointed Fiona Mackay as its new Marketing Director, effective immediately.

With a wealth of experience in the automotive and financial service sectors, Fiona will lead Nissan’s marketing transformation in the UK as it accelerates towards becoming an all-EV brand by 2030.

Read more via Nissan News

British Sugar and NFU Sugar agree contract for 2024/25 sugar beet crop

British Sugar and NFU Sugar have concluded negotiations and agreed a deal for the 2024/25 sugar beet contract.

Both parties recognise that growers’ appetites for risk vary and choice is important, therefore growers can select from a number of options.

Read more via British Sugar

Airbus Helicopters to expand unmanned aerial system portfolio with acquisition of Aerovel

Airbus Helicopters and Aerovel have signed an agreement regarding the acquisition of Aerovel and its unmanned aerial system (UAS), Flexrotor, as part of a strategy to strengthen its portfolio of tactical unmanned solutions. Flexrotor is a small tactical unmanned aerial system designed for intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) missions at sea and over land.

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