Leics’ manufacturer remains bullish despite squeezed margins

Leicester-based Smith Brothers might have seen its profits squeezed in its latest financial accounts, but remains bullish nonetheless. The firm, which specialises in a wide variety...

Nottingham University works with Derwent Aviation for next generation hybrid aircraft...

The University of Nottingham is working with UK-based aerospace technology firm Derwent Aviation to assess the performance of their new Dual Drive Booster (DDB). The...

SME output on the slide as exports slip

Output among small and medium-sized (SME) manufacturers fell in the three months to October, as both domestic and export orders dropped, according to the...

Rolls-Royce grapple with Dreamliner engine issues

Rolls-Royce requires more money and more inspections to fix problems with Trent 1000 engines on Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes which are used in Boeing’s Dreamliner...

JCB bucks trend to give workers 3.9% pay rise

JCB shop floor employees have returned to work to a New Year pay rise of 3.9% and order books at their strongest in the...

Leicestershire engineering firm enters administration

A Merry Lees engineering business which set up only six months ago in a pre-pack deal has subsequently slipped into administration. Midlands Metal Fabrications was established...

Interview – Jonathan Portus, Integrex

Integrex is the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of interactive electronic and IT products for the education, retail and corporate sectors. The company has...

Business as usual not an option for exporters or policy makers...

UK manufacturing is feeling the effects of structural shifts in world trade, business as usual not an option for exporters or policy makers as...

EEF comments on IoP data

Georgios Nikolaidis, senior economist at EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, has commented on the latest Index of Production data released today. He said: “Today’s IoP wraps...

Production landmark for JCB engine plant

A division of excavator manufacturer, JCB has passed a major production milestone. JCB Power Systems has produced its 500,000th four-cylinder diesel unit. The engines first began...

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