When the Bloodhound land speed project collapsed back in 2018 due to lack of funding, there were many among the manufacturing community who bemoaned the seemingly inevitable fact that without emergency capital the fate of the iconic multimillion-pound supersonic car would be the scrapyard.
The world’s top 100 corporations making the most meaningful advances towards sustainability have been ranked, the majority of which are based in Europe; but how is the list collated and what can be learned from the winners and losers?
The government has introduced a new fast-track visa scheme with no upper limit, designed to attract the world’s top scientific minds to this country and to ensure the UK retains a leading edge in technological developments after Brexit.
Nissan and Uber have signed a joint deal for the commission of up to 2,000 electric cars to be made available to drivers using the ride-hailing app in London, as part of a wider campaign by Uber to have every one of its drivers using fully electric vehicles by 2025.
It is perhaps unsurprising that in the world of British manufacturing the defence sector continues to be one of its most closely guarded frontiers – where few have ever ventured and the hackneyed trope, ‘If I told you then I’d have to kill you’, never seemed more appropriate.
British car manufacturers could become caught up in an export tariff tit-for-tat escalating between the UK and US governments, after chancellor Sajid Javid refused to back down on a new multibillion-pound tax incentive aimed at many of the world’s biggest tech firms.
An increased global emphasis on low carbon initiatives is set to significantly increase the demand for batteries, leading to concerns surrounding the responsible management of lead throughout the lifecycle of automotive and industrial batteries.
At The Manufacturer, we’re fortunate enough to visit many of the world-leading factories the UK has to offer, as well as speaking to a host of industry experts about the various challenges and triumphs they’ve experienced.