Supply chains and logistics – Apex vends a helping hand

Posted on 5 Jan 2012 by


Apex Supply Chain Technologies is hoping to transform UK factory floors. It has already experienced significant success in the US

Roberto Priolo speaks to Apex Supply Chain Technologies, whose point-of-work vending machines have conquered the US. Now the company is entering the Europea

Bus maker Optare confirms £18 million South African deal

The Optare Solo SR midibus model
Posted on 20 Dec 2011 by Tim Brown

UK bus manufacturer Optare has signed a contract worth up to £18 million under which it will supply 190 of its Solo SR midibus model to the City of Cape Town.

The fleet of buses will form a key element of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network being introduced by the City Council as part of a world-class Integr…

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 Gover…

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 s…

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…