Monthly Archives: December 2013

Plastic card manufacturer draws £3.2m investment

Thames Card Technology (TCT), one of the UK’s largest plastic card manufacturers, has received a £3.2 million investment to acquire new manufacturing equipment and increase capacity and efficiency. The Rayleigh, Essex-based business was founded in 1994 by MD, Paul Underwood, … Continue reading

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Rolls faces SFO bribery investigation

In a short statement yesterday, Britain’s blue chip aero engine manufacturer – the second biggest in the world – announced that it had been informed that the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) had commenced a formal investigation into bribery and corruption … Continue reading

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Air Asia Airbus order will safeguard jobs – Cable

Business Secretary Vince Cable has welcomed news that the Malaysian airline AirAsia X has placed a firm order with Airbus for 25 more A330-300s – the largest A330 order received by Airbus in a single purchase agreement AirAsia X, the … Continue reading

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Close Brothers expands manufacturing division

The loans firm Close Brothers has announced the appointment of Timothy Hymas, who worked for the industrial distributor Cromwell for more than 20 years, to its manufacturing division. He will be responsible for generating new business and delivering bespoke asset … Continue reading

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H & S breaches from making dough to drilling

Manufacturing sectors dealing in activities as diverse as making dough and drilling were in the dock this week accused of paying insufficient attention to the safety of their employees. On Monday, Pontypridd bread manufacturer Easibake Foods was prosecuted by the … Continue reading

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Manufacturing jobs growth raises skills scare

New official labour market data published today suggests that 2013 will see a third consecutive year of jobs growth in the UK’s manufacturing industry for the first time in 16 years. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics … Continue reading

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US deal provides Linwave with $400,000 birthday present

Lincolnshire manufacturer Linwave Technology is celebrating its 10th birthday in style with a $400,000 (£245,000) contract win. Linwave – which supplies up-converters, amplifiers, radar sensors and detectors for microwave and RF applications – sealed the deal that will help satisfy … Continue reading

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