Monthly Archives: February 2012

Manufacturers could help save £400m with efficient boilers

Industry could save over £400m a year by taking simple, low-cost actions to improve the efficiency of their hot water boilers, according to new guidance published by the Carbon Trust. New analysis by the Trust reveals that heating and hot … Continue reading

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GKN hails profit records

The UK industrial giant GKN hailed 2011 a year of good growth and predicted further progress in 2012. Reporting increased sales and profits, chief executive Nigel Stein said each of the company’s four achieved record or near record profits. GKN’s … Continue reading

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UK manufacturers lose £1.4 billion a year using 1950s lighting systems

UK manufacturing operations could save £1.4 billion a year on their energy spend and save 10 million tonnes of CO2 emissions annually according to a new paper released by energy consumption specialist Vita Energia. Vita says the savings would enabled … Continue reading

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Siemens sees over £1 million worth of growth for motion control business

Siemens Industry Automation & Drive Technologies has announced over £1 million worth of new business growth of its engineered drives and motion control business over the last 12 months. This growth was, Siemens said, a result of the implementation of … Continue reading

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Government urged to deliver on credit easing

Against the background of a banking performance and bankers’ bonuses debate that continues to rage, the manufacturers’ organisation EEF says that still more needs to be done to increase the availability and reduce the cost of finance available to the … Continue reading

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‘Encouraging improvement’ for UK manufacturers: CBI

UK manufacturers have reported an encouraging improvement in total and export order books in February, following a much weaker period over late 2011, according to the CBI’s latest monthly Industrial Trends Survey. As a result, firms expect solid output growth … Continue reading

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Award winning manufacturer InterfaceFLOR to shed 115 jobs as it closes factory

The multiple award-winning Yorkshire factory of carpet tile manufacturer InterfaceFLOR is to close its manufacturing operations in Shelf, Halifax as part of a rationalisation of its European manufacturing business. The company, which has won many accolades for its manufacturing operations … Continue reading

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