22 July, 2024

Digital Catapult launches platform to solve supply chain setbacks

22 July, 2024

igital Catapult has announced it has launched the Digital Supply Chain Hub, a platform designed to facilitate strategic collaboration between manufacturers and digital solution providers across the country. The new platform will meet industry demand to accelerate the digitalisation of supply chain operations, driving resilience and sustainability through the application of deep tech solutions.

Manufacturing Technologies Association applauds new UK Government’s industry commitment

17 July, 2024

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) has expressed its approval of the new UK Government’s firm commitment to revitalising the UK’s manufacturing and technology sectors. With a history of advocating for a comprehensive industrial strategy for over a century, the MTA has welcomed the new administration’s plans.

Devolved nations see manufacturing jobs boost

15 July, 2024

The three devolved nations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have seen a significant growth in the number of manufacturing jobs in the last year, in contrast to every English region bar the East of England which has seen a fall.

National awards programme launched by Made Smarter

10 July, 2024

Made Smarter, an initiative connecting manufacturers with technology and skills, has launched a national awards programme to recognise digital transformation among SME manufacturers. The Made Smarter Adoption Awards aim to celebrate companies that have embraced technology and skills to digitalise, decarbonise, and drive growth.

Action to tackle UK engineering skills gap

08 July, 2024

Dame Judith Hackitt Chair of the Enginuity Board is calling on engineering and manufacturing employers to pledge their support in addressing 5 key priorities in Enginuity’s new ‘Manifesto for Change’

Ingersoll Rand completes acquisition of HI-LINE Industries

03 July, 2024

Ingersoll Rand has officially completed its acquisition of HI-LINE Industries. The leadership teams from Ingersoll Rand and HI-LINE Industries have expressed optimism about their combined future, emphasising the potential to leverage their complementary strengths and capabilities.

Nero doubles its operations to meet customer demand

01 July, 2024

Nero, a leading stockholder of stainless steel pipes, fittings, valves and flanges, has expanded its operations to meet a growing demand for its products

Paralympian Emma Wiggs inspires apprentices in design challenge

26 June, 2024

Pictured: (From left to right) Finalists in the Emma Wiggs Challenge: Owen Green, Marian Bumbar, Thomas Potts, Sophie Walters, Luke Scofield and Maïann Seymour with Paralympic Champion, Emma Wiggs MBE.

Apprentices at leading engineering training centre Oxfordshire Advanced Skills, based at the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s Culham Campus, have come up with innovative design concepts to help people with disabilities in the final of the Emma Wiggs Challenge 2024.

AEMT gives access to equality, diversity and inclusion resources

24 June, 2024

As part of its focus on the topic through the Association’s Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) committee, the Association of Electrical & Mechanical Trades (AEMT) has made a series of helpful resources available on its website.

Hillhead makes the connected site and autonomy real for all

20 June, 2024

Hillhead 2024, taking place from 25-27 June at its quarry location in Buxton, is poised to bring the latest advancements in site connectivity and autonomy to life. This year’s event will be especially notable as it will feature an autonomous truck in action for the first time, marking the most extensive range of demonstrations in the event’s history. H&P reports

First 100 days of new Government must see five key commitments

19 June, 2024

Britain’s manufacturers are calling on the next Government to match their ambition for growth with a bold economic vision that puts the importance of the economy across every Ministerial portfolio.

Manufacturers see growth boost but skill shortages flashing red

17 June, 2024

Britain’s manufacturers are seeing a boost in growth prospects as output and orders pick up, with the sector forecast to outpace the economy overall this year according to a major survey published today (17/6).

Experts urge for comprehensive skills strategy at National Manufacturing Summit

12 June, 2024

Industry experts convened at The National Manufacturing Summit 2024 held at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry, UK, to address the need of a comprehensive skills strategy to keep pace with innovation in the manufacturing sector.

Report highlights challenges and opportunities for MRO procurement professionals

10 June, 2024

A recent report by RS, a global provider of industrial product and service solutions, in collaboration with The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), sheds light on the current landscape for professionals involved in maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) procurement. Titled ‘Maintaining Focus,’ the 2024 Indirect Procurement Report marks the seventh annual survey of its kind, drawing insights from a diverse pool of global participants representing various sectors such as manufacturing, public sector, energy, logistics & retail, transport, defence, and technology. The respondents, ranging from operational to senior and directorial roles, provided valuable perspectives on prevalent challenges and emerging trends in the field.

UK launches £37.6m Digital Twin Centre of Excellence to transform industry

06 June, 2024

The UK is set to establish a digital twin centre of excellence with an investment of £37.6 million, aimed at revolutionising how industries develop products, services, and systems. Spearheaded by the Digital Catapult and supported by Innovate UK, Belfast Region City Deal, and industrial partners Thales UK, Spirit AeroSystems, and Artemis Technologies, the UK Digital Twin Centre will be located in Belfast and is scheduled to open later this year.

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