The Prince of Wales visits Bombardier plant

Bombardier's Derby Plant
Posted on 27 Feb 2012 by

Bombardier’s site in Derby welcomed His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales on Friday, during his tour of the region to show support for British manufacturing.

The plant is the UK’s only rolling stock manufacturing facility.

The Prince spent more than an hour at the site, where he met key members of st…

Tetley distribution contract awarded to Norbert Dentressangle

Tetley Teas, owned by Tata Global Beverages. Image attributed to Matito
Posted on 16 Feb 2012 by

Owner of tea maker Tetley, Tata Global Beverages, has awarded a three year contract to Norbert Dentressangle for the UK storage and distribution of Tetley teas.

One of the main factors in Tata’s decision to award the contract to Norbert Dentressangle was its ability to collaborate with other large …

Bombardier’s Derby factory will remain open for further two years

Bombardier's Derby Plant
Posted on 10 Feb 2012 by

Although the decision by the Canadian engineering group to keep the Derby factory open will save the jobs of roughly 1,600 employees, operations at the site are only safeguarded until 2014.

The future of the factory has been in doubt since Bombardier missed out on a £1.4 billion rail contract, which …

Supply chain sabotage

Posted on 13 Jan 2012 by Tim Brown

Brian Shanahan, Associate Principal at REL, explains the strain placed on the supply chain by poor working capital management.

Our latest working capital survey revealed that 30% of the 1000 largest public companies in Europe have a deteriorating working capital position. There are of course a s…

Invensys Rail appointed for major network rail tender

Siemens envisages that as a direct result of the Thameslink Rolling Stock procurement project it will create up to 2,000 new jobs.
Posted on 13 Jan 2012 by Tim Brown

Invensys Rail announced today that it has been successful in Network Rail’s tendering process for a number of signalling framework contracts and is to be appointed Primary Contractor in the Scotland, Central West and Wales & West areas.

This news follows the company’s award in July of t…