SDC delivers 40 new UK-built trailers to Forterra
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by Matt Chilton
3d ago
Building products manufacturer Forterra has expanded its truck fleet by collaborating with semi-trailer manufacturer SDC Trailers. Forterra and SDC worked together to develop a twin Tridec rear steer design for the order of 40 new platform trailers, a move that Forterra says will support its logistics capabilities. SDC Trailers has 45 years of industry experience and produces its trailers from... Source ..read more
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ABB investing £27m in new lightning protection factory
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by Matt Chilton
2w ago
ABB is investing more than £27m in a Nottingham-based greenfield facility to meet increased demand for its Furse® earthing and lightning protection solutions. The new state-of-the-art site is expected to open in early 2025 and will integrate advanced technology, flexible automation, R&D and testing, and digital processes to boost production capacity and enhance efficiency and sustainability. Source ..read more
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Approval for £250m green hydrogen production facility in Hull
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by Matt Chilton
1M ago
Green hydrogen developer Meld Energy has secured approval from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council to construct a £250m, 100 megawatt green hydrogen production facility at Saltend in Hull. Meld Energy is now preparing to build the facility at Saltend Chemicals Park, a move that will create the capacity to meet up to 30% of the park’s existing hydrogen demand. This significant increase in green... Source ..read more
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Work starts on Northern Ireland’s ‘factory of the future’
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by Matt Chilton
1M ago
Construction has started on a new state-of-the-art ‘factory of the future’ at Global Point Business Park in Newtownabbey. Through a £100m investment, the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC), led by Queen’s University Belfast, is expected to create up to 1,500 jobs across Northern Ireland, contribute £1bn to the economy and train 300 apprentices by 2050. Due to open in 2026, the 10... Source ..read more
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Baker & Baker makes £2.9m cookie production investment
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by Matt Chilton
1M ago
Bakery products manufacturer Baker & Baker has made a significant investment in one of the American bakery-style cookie production lines at its Wirral site. The investment, totalling almost £2.9m, has been made over a number of months to increase capacity and introduce new machinery to improve the quality and output of the line. The machinery installed includes a wirecutter, mixer and mixing bowls... Source ..read more
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Branston opens UK’s biggest mash factory
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by Matt Chilton
1M ago
Rising demand for mashed potato has seen the opening of Britain’s biggest and most modern mash factory in Lincolnshire. Last year, Tesco shoppers alone bought more than one million more packs of fresh ready-made mash than in 2022. Now, Branston, one of the UK’s largest potato suppliers, has opened its new production facility and created 80 jobs to help it meet demand. Demand for fresh mash... Source ..read more
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Caterham opens new Dartford factory
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by Matt Chilton
1M ago
Caterham has moved into its new factory in Dartford, following a multi-million pound investment from owners VT Holdings – one of Japan’s largest retailer groups. The new state-of-the-art building will now be home to Caterham’s production, engineering, motorsport and commercial teams and will allow production capacity to increase by 50%, to 750 units annually. The 54,000 sq ft facility is situated... Source ..read more
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Call for education, skills & workforce to be gov’t priorities
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by Matt Chilton
1M ago
EngineeringUK has launched its policy priorities for the next government which are centred around 2 key areas: workforce planning and STEM education & skills. With engineering jobs expected to grow faster than other occupations across the UK between now and 2030, and a lack of people and skills to deliver infrastructure improvements, decarbonisation and growth, the new government needs to urgently... Source ..read more
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JLR completes electric vehicle training for 20,000 staff
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by Matt Chilton
1M ago
Jaguar Land Rover has trained more than 20,000 colleagues and partners in electrification and digital skills as part of its Future Skills Programme. With significant progress made in upskilling its workforce for electrification, the luxury car manufacturer has trained more than 2,400 manufacturing employees in its UK production facilities with EV skills. More than 95%, or 10,000, of JLR’s retail... Source ..read more
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Record revenue for Almac Group as growth continues
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by Matt Chilton
1M ago
Contract pharmaceutical development and manufacturing company Almac Group has announced its financial results for year ending 30 September 2023. Figures released show the company recorded a £72.7m* ($93m) rise in revenue to £910m* ($1.169bn), up from £840m* ($1.076bn) in 2022. Operating profit rose again – final pre-tax profits were recorded at £89.5m* ($114.4m), down slightly from £97m* ($124m)... Source ..read more
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