Machine tools

Delcam, NPL and B-Tek Precision take honours at MTA Awards 2012

Delcam designed biycle
Posted on 2 Feb 2012 by

Delcam/Coventry Engineering, the National Physical Laboratory and B-Tek Precision Engineering were among the winners at the Manufacturing Technology Association’s awards and annual gala dinner last night.

Over 400 manufacturing technology companies, distributors, sub-contract manu…

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 …

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…

Industry reaction to CBI recommendations

Posted on 21 Nov 2011 by
Alan Pickering, managing director at Unison Alan Pickering, managing director at Unison

Alan Pickering, managing director at Unison, a Scarborough-based manufacturer of tube bending machines, commented:

“Exporting into mainland Europe is extremely difficult, they have a much more patriotic nature. For example, if a German company …

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 Gover…

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 an…

Cable pledges to slash red tape for apprenticeships

Posted on 16 Nov 2011 by

The Government has announced new measures to increase the uptake and effectiveness of apprenticeships, which includes cutting red tape to help companies acquire apprentices more quickly.


Business Secretary Vince Cable introduced the measures as figures released today show youth unem…

Youth unemployment hits one million

Posted on 16 Nov 2011 by

Government, business organisations and trade unions reacted with shock at the latest figures published by the Office for National Statistics, which saw figures for youth unemployment rise to 21.9%.

The data dampened moods after earlier today Business Secretary Vince Cable announced new measu…