Monthly Archives: April 2012

Brandauer appoints Crabtree as chairman

The Birmingham-based precision pressings and stampings specialist Brandauer has appointed senior West Midlands’ business figure John Crabtree (pictured) as its new chairman. Brandauer has welcomed Crabtree to the Board as part of its expansion plans that will see it target … Continue reading

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Students and bankers in tune with manufacturing

Students of the newly formed Black Country University Technical College (UTC) impressed delegates during a one-day Barclays-backed event aimed at boosting the image of manufacturing to young people. The Made in the Midlands exhibition at the Banks’s Stadium in Walsall … Continue reading

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‘Raptor’ powers to an electric world first

Two manufacturing brothers from the Midlands have launched what they claim to be the world’s first ‘road legal’ electric powered vehicle and are already taking enquiries from the Metropolitan police and firms in Dubai and Singapore. Paul and David Loomes, … Continue reading

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UK manufacturing stages modest bounce-back – CBI

The UK manufacturing sector is showing signs of bouncing back from the fragile conditions seen at the end of 2011 and start of 2012, and sentiment has improved for the first time in a year, the CBI said today (Wednesday). … Continue reading

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Wolverhampton-made classic car celebrates manufacturing

Wednesbury-based Malcolm Enamellers has put on show its prized 1934 Sunbeam 20HP coupe to help celebrate manufacturing in the Midlands. The collector’s car was manufactured in Wolverhampton prior to World War Two – the model itself being produced between 1933 … Continue reading

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35,000 apply for 1,000 JLR jobs

More than 35,000 candidates have applied for 1,000 new jobs at Jaguar Land Rover’s Halewood manufacturing facility, near Liverpool. Over 6,000 registrations were received within 24 hours of the new jobs being announced by JLR in March and after just … Continue reading

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Global skill gap leaves 10 million manufacturing positions unfilled

The future of global manufacturing is turning into a competition for talent according to a new report, The Future of Manufacturing Opportunities to Drive Economic Growth, released today by the World Economic Forum. The report, produced in collaboration with Deloitte, … Continue reading

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