Monthly Archives: December 2012

Industry group calls for new national manufacturing body

A new report, generated by SME manufacturing and engineering businesses, is calling on the government to beef up its commitment to manufacturing in Britain. The report, Future Makers: Supporting UK SME Manufacturers, makes a strong appeal for government to do … Continue reading

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Allison Transmission appoints new UK boss

Allison Transmission – the world’s largest manufacturer of fully-automatic commercial, bus and military vehicle transmissions – has appointed James Coleman (pictured) to manage its UK and Irish operations. Coleman has worked for Allison for more than 30 years and was … Continue reading

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Majorfax sponsors student engineering award

Majorfax, a specialist suppliers of machined and finished castings is to sponsor a student engineering award for the Black Country University Technical College with the aim of encouraging the next generation of skilled engineers into the manufacturing industry. The Walsall-based … Continue reading

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Nissan to build new premium car in Sunderland

The global automotive giant Nissan has announced that it will build the European version of its premium car brand, the Infiniti, at its award winning production base in Sunderland. The move was, the company confirmed in Yokohama this morning, consistent … Continue reading

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Rolls-Royce wins $1bn Japanese airline contract

Power systems giant Rolls-Royce has signed a $1bn (£618m) contract from Japan’s Skymark Airlines for Trent 900 engines to power six Airbus A380 aircraft (pictured). The airline has also signed a letter of intent for Trent 700 engines to power … Continue reading

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Orders rebound but manufacturers predict a flat start to 2013

The final Industrial Trends Survey of the year from the CBI sees manufacturers reporting an increase in their total order books for the third month running but remaining cautious in their expectations for output at the start of the new … Continue reading

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New engineering centre to drive growth for Norgren

The pneumatic motion and fluid control technologies specialist Norgren has announced that it is to relocate its UK headquarters to a new state-of-the-art facility at Fradley Business Park, near Lichfield in Staffordshire. The new 104,000 sq ft Norgren Engineering Advantage … Continue reading

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