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.
The engineering sector has “cause for optimism” as greater numbers of school leavers are showing an interest in STEM careers than ever before - but work is still needed to cultivate a more positive outlook of the engineering industry, particularly among girls.
The merger between American firms Woodward Inc. and Hexcel Corp. sent tremors through the entire global aerospace and defence industry – not least among trade suppliers and rival companies, since the union could create one of the world's largest aerospace and defence suppliers.
It's been announced that Dick Elsy, CEO of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult will retire in August 2020, having steered the organisation to become the largest advanced manufacturing research institution in Europe.
More than 90% of the manufacturers investing in employee wellbeing and flexible working have seen a corresponding increase in workforce productivity and staff relations, according to a major new study.