Booming electronics sector fuelling UK manufacturing growth

The UK electronics sector experienced the fastest growth of any manufacturing sector in 2018, according to a new report by Santander and Make UK,...

Rolls-Royce wins contract to power 40 new Lufthansa aircraft

Rolls-Royce has been selected by Lufthansa Group to power 40 new aircraft. Its Trent 1000 engine will power 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and its...

UK exports grow faster than top competitors

UK exports continue to increase despite a challenging global outlook, new figures from the ONS reveal. On the whole British exports grew by 2.7%...

Nottinghamshire manufacturer awarded £4m furniture contacts for student accommodation schemes

Mansfield-based Deanestor, the contract furniture manufacturers, has been specified by the development arm of Mace for two new student housing schemes in Exeter and...

Midlands manufacturer launches major recruitment drive following £18m investment programme

Midlands manufacturer Bromford Industries, with sites in Leicester, Birmingham and Alcester, has announced plans to create 40 new jobs globally, including apprenticeships and graduates,...

Porterbrook to trial emissions-reducing technology

Porterbrook, headquartered in Derby, is trialling emissions-reducing technology which could be rolled out to hundreds of diesel trains across the UK’s rail network. The partnership...

Brexit warning by Toyota Boss fuels fears for Burnaston factory

The chairman of Toyota’s European operations has warned that a no-deal Brexit would make it “extremely complicated” for the company to build new models...

Manufacturing outlook remains steady and orders marginally up after Q4 deterioration

The output for Britain’s manufacturers remains stable and above the long-term average. But, the gap between orders and output continues to hint that stockpiling...

Bombardier sells Derby business

Motherson Rolling Stock Systems GB Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Motherson Sumi Systems (MSSL) through PKC Group Ltd.) has signed a definitive agreement...

Make UK warns Immigration White Paper proposals will decimate manufacturing labour...

The UK’s manufacturing workforce is set to be left in tatters by the Government’s new Immigration White Paper proposals – with 88% of skilled...

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