Monthly Archives: March 2013

Manufacturing jobs go as Bosal UK ceases production

Bosal (UK), one of the country’s largest manufacturers of aftermarket vehicle exhaust systems has ceased production with the loss of more than 100 jobs, it was announced today. The unhappy Easter news for the Preston, Lancs-based workers came after administrators … Continue reading

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Sun smiles on Henry the vacuum cleaner

Numatic International – which manufactures the iconic Henry vacuum cleaner – has installed a solar energy system that will reduce its carbon emissions by more than 120 tonnes per year as it helps to power the company’s computer-controlled injection-moulding machines. … Continue reading

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Manufacturing sector pay pressures remain subdued – EEF/JAM survey

UK manufacturing companies continue keep a tight hold on wages in the face of difficult economic conditions with the average settlement level for the three months to the end of February being 2.3%, the same figure for the previous three … Continue reading

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Cross-sector industrial partnerships gather pace

Plane-maker Airbus and automotive giant Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) are among those spearheading an industrial partnership scheme to bring together employers of all sizes to discuss how they can help tackle common issues as well as those specific to their … Continue reading

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Takeover deal will put Precision Polymer alongside FTL Seals Technology

Blackburn-based Precision Polymer Engineering’s parent company Idex Corporation has announced the acquisition of Leeds firm FTL Seals Technology, a specialist in the design and application of high integrity rotary seals, specialty bearings, and other custom products for the oil & … Continue reading

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Kemppi welds deal with Williams F1

The Williams F1 Team and Kemppi have announced an upgraded sponsorship agreement that will see the welding equipment manufacturer’s logo positioned on the front wing endplate of the Williams Renault FW35 and the sleeve of the drivers’ overalls. Kemppi and … Continue reading

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UK manufacturing output set to accelerate – CBI

Growth in UK manufacturing output over the last three months remained steady but subdued but manufacturers expect it to accelerate sharply in the coming quarter. According to the CBI’s latest monthly industrial trends survey, the much brighter outlook will see … Continue reading

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