Monthly Archives: July 2013

Jaguar Land Rover invests £1.4m in Warwick automotive research

Jaguar Land Rover has announced a £1.4m, five year investment to create a new Chair at the National Automotive Innovation Campus (NAIC) with Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) at Warwick University. The Chair will lead a team working on advanced propulsion … Continue reading

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Aston Martin to team up with Mercedes

Luxury car manufacturer Aston Martin has announced that it is to team up with the Daimler-owned German carmaker Mercedes to develop a new generation of engines. Daimler will take a stake of up to 5%, depending on the progress of … Continue reading

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Re Pet wraps up green packaging market

The pet food manufacturer Re Pet has reported 40% year-on-year growth with demand for its food grade packaging “rocketing” after adapting its systems to meet standards set by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The firm, which employs 20 people at … Continue reading

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UK manufacturing orders and employment break new ground – CBI survey

New orders increased in the manufacturing sector in the three months to July for the first time in a year while production and employment headcount continued to rise. According to the latest CBI quarterly Industrial Trends Survey. optimism among manufacturers … Continue reading

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Pay rises resume for manufacturing workers

A third of the UK’s smaller manufacturing businesses surveyed by the Close Brothers Business Barometer have rewarded their staff with pay rises over the last 12 months. Among them, almost two thirds said that the increases were in line with … Continue reading

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Bentley to build the market’s ‘most powerful SUV’ at Crewe

The luxury car maker Bentley Motors has confirmed that it is to develop a powerful Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) to be manufactured at its Crewe factory. The 4WD vehicle, which the Volkswagen-owned company says “will be a thoroughbred Bentley true … Continue reading

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Worker crushed and burned by falling machinery

A Hereford company that produces nickel alloys has incurred a fine and costs totalling £175,000 after an employee suffered life-threatening injuries when he was crushed and burned by falling machinery. Foundryman Stephen Bond-Lewis was removing waste material from a metal … Continue reading

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