Monthly Archives: March 2011

MRO firm warns on counterfeit spares

Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services specialist Brammer has issued a fresh warning to UK industry about the problems posed by counterfeit spares – in the light of new evidence showing the threat in the UK is now … Continue reading

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Manufacturing ‘can’t fend for itself’

The government must nurture the revival of UK manufacturing, because it cannot fend entirely for itself. It must actively encouraging investment and development so that the sector grows to become one of the biggest in the economy, says an industry … Continue reading

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Caution outweighs manufacturing wage demands

Manufacturing sector pay settlements over the last three months showed a slight increase but continued to be held down by caution due to economic uncertainty. According to the latest figures published today (31 March) for the three months to the … Continue reading

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Robots keep Qinetiq on course

The UK defence services group Qinetiq warned today (31 March) that with defence budgets under pressure from government programmes to reduce deficits and policy reviews still underway, it was difficult to predict its principal markets. However, the company said it … Continue reading

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Dairies swap customers on the way to strong financial results

Two of Britain’s giant dairy groups reported today (31 March) that they were on course to meet the sales and profits expectations of their shareholders against the background of the swings and roundabouts world of supermarket supply. In trading updates, … Continue reading

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Taxi drivers to sue manufacturer

Over 400 London taxi drivers are heading for the High Court in pursuit of compensation for lost earnings when their cabs were taken off the road after a spate of mystery under-bonnet fires. Manganese Bronze, the leading manufacturer of the … Continue reading

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Bike helmet apprentice Roxanne to represent UK in LA

Developing an innovative bicycle safety helmet that helps cyclists to make their presence and intentions known to other road users while keeping full control of the bike has won engineering apprentice Roxanne Pollard a trip to Los Angeles. The first … Continue reading

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