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.
High energy prices are the bane of British manufacturing – or are they? Alex Mardapittas, CEO of EMSc (UK), a manufacturer of voltage optimisation equipment, has rather more ambivalent views on the escalating cost of energy which is bringing his company steady international success.
e2v, a manufacturer of advanced electronic systems in applications such as radar and microwaves, has won a grant of £2.9 million from Round 4 of the Regional Growth Fund.
The opening of the first National Centre of Excellence for Power Electronics by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) today will give the UK’s industries and its economy an £18 million boost.