Monthly Archives: November 2012

Reaction announces ‘biggest breakthrough in aerospace propulsion since the jet engine’

A British firm has announced what it claims to be “the biggest breakthrough in aerospace propulsion technology since the invention of the jet engine”, hailed by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers as bringing us “a step closer to flights from … Continue reading

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Manufacturers call for review as bank disengagement continues

Manufacturing bosses are calling for an immediate review of small business banking and finance options following the latest data from the SME Finance Monitor which shows continued disengagement from finance providers by SMEs. As well as an immediate review of … Continue reading

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72 tonne crane for new cable manufacturing factory

A 72 tonne overhead crane for reel loading and unloading has been installed in a new JDR Cable Systems’ marine cable factory where it will be used to ensure high volume production from a new vertical lay-up machine (VLM). The … Continue reading

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Asmech aims to double turnover and add new jobs

Mansfield engineering firm Asmech Systems, founded by a man who left school at 16 to become an apprentice plater/welder, is set to double its turnover and create 10 new jobs for young people as a result. The firm’s three-year plan … Continue reading

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Manufacturing investment holds steady – ONS

Investment in the UK manufacturing sector held steady in the third quarter of the year but remained at a low ebb compared with the same period in 2011, according to official figures announced today (27 Nov). The data from the … Continue reading

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Recall, rain and recession knock back Britvic

Soft drinks firm Britvic said today (Tues 27 November) that despite some “noticeable successes” it had been knocked back by its Fruit Shoot product recall, negative economic trends and an inclement summer. Chief executive Paul Moody (pictured) said that although … Continue reading

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Government supply chain awards to support over 2000 manufacturing jobs

The government has announced that the successful bids from round one of its £125 million Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI) are projected to create or safeguard over 2,160 jobs supported by approximately £80 million of joint public and private … Continue reading

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