Monthly Archives: September 2011

Yorkshire company nominated for Made by Britain project

Yorkshire manufacturing firm Hiley Engineering, which designs and fabricates bespoke conveyor systems for the food industry – has been nominated for the government’s ‘Made by Britain initiative in recognition of its manufacturing abilities by Halifax Labour MP Linda Riordan. Recently … Continue reading

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Automotive Innovation Award finalists announced

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has unveiled the six shortlisted entries for its 2011 Automotive Innovation Award showcasing cutting-edge R&D work taking place in the UK automotive industry. Now in its second year, the Award, which was … Continue reading

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Bentley’s new engineering boss to bring ‘new ideas and technology’

Crewe-based luxury car manufacturer Bentley Motors announced today (28 September)the appointment of 53 year-old Rolf Frech (pictured) as its new Board Member for Engineering. Frech joins from Porsche AG where he was Director for Complete Vehicle Engineering and Quality. Frech … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Irn-Bru to move south

The Scottish soft drinks manufacturer A. G. Barr revealed today (27 September) that it is to open a new factory in the south of England to come on stream during 2012/2013. The Cumbernauld, Glasgow-based company, which makes the iconic fizzy … Continue reading

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Lightning bolted on to Midlands manufacturing group

A new member, Lightning Aerospace, is the latest company to join the ranks of the Midlands Assembly Network (MAN) – the group of sub-contract manufacturers focused on inter-trading, sharing best practice and winning new business in the commercial, nuclear and … Continue reading

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EEF hits out at European legislation

Ahead of today’s publication of the latest progress report on red tape, UK manufacturers have urged the government to redouble its efforts to reduce the burden of regulation to help get the economy growing and has hit out against more … Continue reading

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UK automotive manufacturing growth picks up

Latest figures show the UK car manufacturing rose 10.7% in August and is up 4.4% over the first eight months of 2011. Commercial vehicle output grew 9.3% in August, but remains down 4.0% over the January-August period. UK engine production … Continue reading

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