Monthly Archives: May 2011

Industry warns on forklift accidents

More than half of men and women who regularly work with fork lift trucks in Britain are not sufficiently trained to do so, according to statistics released by the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA). The organisation’s leaders have voiced their … Continue reading

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Reynold recovers and presses on with ERP plan

Renold, the world’s second largest supplier of industrial chains said today that half of the income it lost during the recession had now been recovered with a two year cost cutting programme having been capped with a French manufacturing facility … Continue reading

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Restoration of manufacturing GDP ‘easy’

A lively annual manufacturing debate at one of the UK’s leading engineering universities yesterday (25 May) heard that the restoration of manufacturing as a major contributor to a rebalanced economy was primarily a matter of will. Cranfield University’s National Manufacturing … Continue reading

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New IMechE boss prioritises transport, environment and energy

Professor Roderick Smith (pictured) – who today (25 May) became the 126th President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers – has outlined his priorities for the year as helping to solve the engineering challenges for UK transport, environment and energy. … Continue reading

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New funding for women in engineering and manufacturing

Funding has been made available to support women’s careers in traditionally male-dominated science, engineering and manufacturing industries. The new funding will benefit more than 350 female employees. The initiative is aimed at women already employed in science, engineering and manufacturing … Continue reading

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New contracts from drink makers deliver solid results for Stobart

New contracts from leading beverage manufacturers helped logistics icon Stobart Group to “solid” results despite tough economic and operating conditions. Among the highlights for the leading UK multi-modal logistics firm were significant new contract wins including Scottish Irn Bru manufacturer … Continue reading

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Rising energy costs are top concern for UK manufacturers

Rising energy costs are of a greater concern to manufacturers than labour costs, falling consumer spend and the administrative burden of regulation, with 60% saying rising energy costs are top of their list of concerns, according to the new survey … Continue reading

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