Aston Martin Lagonda has officially opened its second manufacturing plant in the UK, signalling “a huge vote of confidence” in British automotive industry – according to the carmaker’s group president.
Tata Chemicals Europe has announced that it will operate a new energy from waste plant (EFW) at its Lostock manufacturing site in Northwich, Cheshire in a joint venture worth nearly half a billion pounds.
During the course of the National Manufacturing Conference in February, the organisers EEF announced a change of name, a change of brand and a more sharply defined mission that will make them more attuned to the needs of the modern age of digital manufacturing. And thus the venerable 100 year-old organisation became Make UK.
Aurrigo, a UK-based autonomous vehicles manufacturer, has been working with US firms to equip three of its ‘Pod Zeros’ with the latest AI technology. The driverless pods can seat up to four people, travel at 15 mph and cover up to 60 miles on one charge.
UK manufacturing continues to grow from strength to strength amid significant domestic, global and technological disruption. That growth has been reflected in much of the news our Editorial team have reported over the past 12 months.