CHH CoNeX – starting from scratch

Posted on 4 Jan 2012 by

Born from the ashes of Instelec Ltd, CHH CoNeX has grown from a small start-up employing eight people to a company with a workforce of 141. Tom Moore discovers the structure and intent behind the growth curve.

CHH CoNeX had a host of facilities before obtaining the funding for a permanent site. The mix …

BAE Systems, Electronic Systems, Rochester

BAE Systems Rochester supply components for Typhoon fighter jets
Posted on 4 Jan 2012 by

When you think of BAE Systems, you think hi-tech. The company is one of the biggest names in UK manufacturing and has been at the forefront of military and commercial developments for decades, with a heritage stretching back to 1560 and the Royal Gunpowder Factory at Waltham Abbey in Essex.

Each divi…

Employee of the Month – December

Young Manufacturer of the Year Awards Employee of the Month Joe Miller, Projects and Materials Officer, Drallim Industries
Posted on 1 Dec 2011 by Tim Brown

On November 9 Joe Miller (JM) scooped the first ever prize for Young Manufacturer of the Year at The Manufacturer (TM) of the Year Awards. TM talks to him to discover more about his day to day responsibilities and his outlook on the manufacturing industry in the UK.

TM: Explain your job role– what are yo

Who’s heading where in manufacturing?

Posted on 23 Nov 2011 by


The Board of Directors of Tata Sons unanimously recommended Mr. Cyrus P. Mistry as deputy chairman. He will work with Mr. Ratan N. Tata over the next year and take over from him when Mr. Tata retires in December 2012. This is as per the unanimous recommendation of the Selection Committ…

Export strategy: Details of the CBI’s plans to boost exports

Posted on 21 Nov 2011 by

A new report by the CBI and Ernst & Young asks the Government to reform its exports strategy so that companies, especially SMEs, can capitalise on new export markets more effectively than they are currently doing.

‘Winning overseas: boosting business export performance’ urges the Governmen…

Data management the core focus of PTC Live Copenhagen

Posted on 19 Nov 2011 by Tim Brown

Although Creo 1.0 was the big news to come out of the PTC camp last year and Creo 2.0 is only months away (March 2012), the focus of this year’s PTC Live Tech Forum in Copenhagen was clearly data management.

Presentations from two of PTC’s clients, Rolls Royce and Bang & Olufsen, provi…

IMechE reveals finalists for Manufacturing Excellence Awards 2012

Posted on 18 Nov 2011 by

The finalists for The Institution of Mechanical Engineers Manufacturing Excellence (MX) Awards have been announced.

The final shortlist of the IMechE’s MX Awards reveal some familiar manufacturing high achievers, as well as some new entries to the awards programme.

Entries from across the spe…

New £1m engineering prize revealed

Posted on 17 Nov 2011 by

The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering was launched today, with leaders from all the main political parties in attendance to praise the new award.

The £1 million prize will be awarded every two years in the name of Her Majesty the Queen. It will go to an individual or team of up to three people, of any …

McLaren opens new £50m factory for MP4-12C supercar

Mclaren Technology Centre. F1 cars old and new
Posted on 17 Nov 2011 by

McLaren Group chairman Ron Dennis and the Prime Minister reveal McLaren’s new 32,000 square metre supercar factory to the world.

Formula One and supercar manufacturer McLaren today opened its new, clinically clean McLaren Production Centre for the MP4-12C, one of the world’s fastest and mo…