It’s a little known fact that global technology giant, Sony, has its last remaining European manufacturing site nestled in the remote countryside of South Wales. And, with a history in South Wales stretching back forty years, the site has experienced highs and lows in equal measure discovers Jon Tudor.
Now in its 150th year and transporting over one billion passengers annually, the London Underground has come a long way since the Metropolitan Railway rolled out its first train on January 10, 1853. James Pozzi looks at the differences between past and present, and how the network benefits its manufacturing supply chain.
Adjusting for inflation, Crossrail will cost about £16 billion. With 42 kilometres of new tunnels under London and nine new stations, Will Stirling assesses how Building Information Modelling is helping the project both stay on budget and reduce whole life costs.
KTM is a motorcycle manufacturer, founded in 1934 by Hans Trunkenpolz in Matihofen, Austria, where the company remains today. Starting out as a metal working business, two decades later it developed into a motorcycle manufacturer and has recently gone down a new road with product lifecycle management (PLM).
With the increasing focus on waste management companies to innovate and create new solutions to help achieve corporate social responsibility and sustainability targets, Future Industrial Services has been quietly leading the way through its focus on closed-loop solutions. Sarah Morgan reports on the company's practices.
A new collaborative model linking companies, academia and government should save the pharmaceutical industry millions and help smaller firms in Britain reorientate to supply the pharma manufacturing of tomorrow.