Monthly Archives: December 2011

H T Brigham pressing ahead

A Coleshill, West Midlands presswork manufacturer has taken the unusual step of admitting that 2011 “will not go down as one of the most explosive for H T Brigham”, but expects 2012 “could be the most important year in the … Continue reading

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FB Chain announces biggest ever gauge order

  FB Chain, which specialises in leaf chain and associated products for the mechanical handling industry, has won its biggest ever order from the leading materials handling equipment specialist Jungheinrich’s Italian division. The order, for more than 400 of its … Continue reading

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Rolls engines to power new Thai Airways fleet

Engines from Rolls-Royce are to power 20 new aircraft for Thai Airways International. Trent XWB and Trent 1000 engines will power 12 Airbus A350 XWB and eight Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The aircraft are part of Thai’s fleet modernisation programme … Continue reading

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BAE confirms sale of historic Woodford site

BAE Systems has confirmed the sale of its historic Woodford site, in Cheshire to Avro Heritage Limited which “has vowed to ensure that Woodford’s proud association with the aviation industry is reflected in the future development of the site”. BAE … Continue reading

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Deal secures Yorkshire bus maker’s future

The long term future of British bus maker Optare plc has been secured thanks to a refinancing agreement announced yesterday (20 December). The deal involves Indian company Ashok Leyland increasing its holding in Optare to 75.1% allowing Optare to become … Continue reading

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Honda announces 500 new jobs at Swindon plant

The Japanese car maker Honda has announced that it is set to create 500 jobs in the New Year at its Swindon plant, having overcome parts shortages caused by the Japanese earthquake in March and the September floods in Thailand. … Continue reading

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Duke’s visit caps right royal progress for Penso

The automotive specialist manufacturer Penso which has created more than 40 jobs in the last two years has received a royal seal of approval via a visit from His Royal Highness The Duke of York. Penso Group, which specialises in … Continue reading

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