The Naked Engineer: stripping industry issues bare

Posted on 2 Feb 2012 by

This month NE, our anonymous manufacturing columnist, strikes a blow for engineering professionalism and lays out bold plans for protecting the status of British Engineers.

To create, build, engineer and manufacture something with integrity takes a deep knowledge of nature. The molecular str…

DavyMarkham to address international trade conference

Posted on 30 Jan 2012 by

Heavy engineers DavyMarkham will explain to business leaders how it won contracts in South America at a networking event run by UK Trade and Investment in York in February.

Sales director Gordon Scott has been invited to present at the ‘Journey through Latin America’ conference at the Royal Yo…

Renishaw posts record first half year revenues of £147.1m

Renishaw's Stonehouse site. Inside the machine shop - workers operating lathes
Posted on 25 Jan 2012 by

The Gloucestershire-based manufacturer of metrology equipment and gauges has made important investments in order to advance its manufacturing capabilities.

Sir David McMurtry CBE, CEO of Renishaw Sir David McMurtry CBE, chairman of Renishaw

The strongest growth over the period from this time in 2010 was seen in Europe and the US, at …

Mabey Bridge closes deal with German company

Posted on 20 Jan 2012 by

The south Wales based manufacturer, specialised in the supply of modular steel bridging, car parks, heavy plated steelwork and wind turbine towers, will build 35 wind turbine towers for sites in Wales and Scotland.

Following the deal with Nordex, a German wind turbines manufacturer, the company …

Small firms facing long delays on payments

Posted on 17 Jan 2012 by

Engineering companies with less than 50 employees reported an average collection period on payments due from clients of 76 days, with 20% reporting a wait of more than 100 days.

While the time that small firms wait is shorter than the 85 day average at large firms, but despite being lower than in previ…

Bosch finds 55% people think engineering is not a key industry

Posted on 17 Jan 2012 by

Bosch Group survey highlights: • 1,347 people surveyed, from 18 to 45 years • Engineering not seen as an important function in the business • Just 45% of people though engineering was key sector for UK economy • Adults see it as useful, but not exciting • Less less than 2% thinking that engin…

Apex ‘vends’ a helping hand

Apex Supply Chain Technologies is hoping to transform UK factory floors.
Posted on 16 Jan 2012 by Tim Brown

Roberto Priolo speaks to Apex Supply Chain Technologies, whose point-of-work vending machines have conquered the US. Now the company is entering the European market, confident it can change the way supply chains are managed in the Old Continent too.

Vending machines must be one of the cleverest i…