Monthly Archives: November 2011

MCS celebrates 25th anniversary with growth and record investment

Ambitious Midlands based high precision machinists Machined Component Systems (MCS) is celebrating a significant growth in turnover and complementing it with a record investment in six new CNC machine tools, as the company looks to expand further in 2012 by … Continue reading

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Autumn Statement: Question marks remain on achieving investment forecasts, says EEF

Question marks remain over whether or not the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s autumn statement did enough to restore the manufacturing community’s battered confidence, experts say. Commenting on the statement, the manufacturers’ organisation EEF’s chief executive Terry Scuoler said … Continue reading

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ABB supports new college energy efficiency centre

The drives and motors specialist ABB is lending its name and support to a new facility built by City College Plymouth aimed at encouraging the uptake of energy efficient, sustainable technologies in UK industrial projects. Named the ABB Energy Centre, … Continue reading

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Bentley apprentice wins VW award

A junior engineer from the luxury car manufacturer Bentley’s Crewe factory is among 27 young achievers to receive one of the Volkswagen Group’s Best Apprentice awards. VW, which owns the top peoples’ car brand, makes the annual award to its … Continue reading

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Lending to manufacturers gets tougher and dearer, says EEF

Britain’s manufacturers are seeing lending conditions worsen with availability of finance declining and the cost of credit rising according to a major survey published by the manufacturers’ organisation EEF today (28 November). Its latest Credit Conditions Survey for the fourth … Continue reading

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Industry calls on Europe for new approach to climate change

Britain’s manufacturers have urged the government to push for a new approach from Europe in tackling global climate change and warned that failure to do so risks prolonging its current isolation. In a new paper published today (25 November) ahead … Continue reading

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CBI manufacturing outlook ‘will invariably mean job losses’

New manufacturing data published today (24 November) by the CBI painted a gloomy picture greeted by a leading market analyst as confirming “the downbeat picture of a sector that is clearly struggling in the face of rapidly deteriorating export markets … Continue reading

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