Monthly Archives: April 2011

MAS to continue nuclear supply chain promotion

The government has given the go-ahead to the Manufacturing Advisory Service North West (MAS-NW) to continue to co-ordinate the national MAS civil nuclear supply chain activity until the year end. Having already run two national supply chain conferences in Manchester … Continue reading

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DS Smith deploys discipline for growth

Disciplined cost control and the environmental performance of corrugated materials is helping the international packaging maker DS Smith to strong growth, it said today (20 April). Smith said it had enjoyed further strong growth which reflected its focus on service, … Continue reading

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A new additive for Renishaw

Renishaw, the global engineering technologies company, has acquired the Stone, Staffordshire-based additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping systems specialist MTT Technologies for an undisclosed sum. Renishaw’s chairman and chief executive Sir David McMurtry (pictured) said that MTT, whose offerings include including … Continue reading

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No sign of inflationary pay in manufacturing – yet

One of the busiest periods of wage negotiations for manufacturing companies has passed with no sign as yet of inflationary pay settlements. According to the latest figures from the manufacturers’ organisation EEF, the three months to the end of March … Continue reading

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Wincanton renews contracts but warns on costs

The supply chain solutions provider Wincanton said today that it had seen a number of contract renewals from customers including Comet, Tesco, WH Smith, BP, Musgrave, Nestle and Wavin. Chief executive Eric Born said he was confident of further key … Continue reading

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Manufacturing trio trading strongly

The UK’s manufacturing renaissance among its smaller and medium size engineering firms was underlined today (14 March) with positive trading updates from three of the sector’s diverse industries. Hamworthy, which designs and manufactures marine, onshore and offshore fluid handling systems, … Continue reading

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Bentley awarded £1.68m in skills funding

Upmarket car manufacturer Bentley has been allocated financial support to the tune of £1.68 million from the Department for Business’ Regional Growth Fund.  The Crewe-based firm, owned by German motor giant Volkswagen, said the funding will help to maintain and … Continue reading

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