Monthly Archives: February 2014

ABF sweet on retail as sugar goes sour

One of the UK’s  biggest food and beverage sector manufacturers is again being buoyed up by an operation entirely alien to its name and historical roots. See more at our new website: http://www.whimfing.com Advertisements

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EEF urges Osborne to tackle energy costs

Manufacturing bosses filed an early salvo across Chancellor George Osborne’s bows this morning, urging him to tackle escalating industrial energy costs during his Budget speech in just less than a month’s time. … more at our new website http://www.whimfing.com

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Xeros wants a manufacturer with balls

A company that invented a washing machine that does away with the need for water is reported to be heading for a £100m stock market flotation and is on the lookout for a manufacturer with the balls to make it. … Continue reading

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New manufacturing news website goes live

After over 1000 blogs, the Whats Happening in Manufacturing blog spot has grown up and become the sector’s newest fully functioning 24/7 manufacturing news website. WHIMFING.com (What’s Happening In Manufacturing) boasts “no frills; just facts”. It’s “where busy people who … Continue reading

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Manufacturing growth fastest for 40 years – CBI

Manufacturing order books remained robust in February and output growth accelerated faster than in almost 40 years, according to the latest CBI Industrial Trends Survey. Orders from abroad also put in their strongest performance since October 2011, with the automotive … Continue reading

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ACT strikes out Cobra to seize eco parts market

Just a year on from its takeover by industrial investors, the Wrexham-based manufacturer Cobra Automotive Engineering is to change its name in a bid to grab £3m of new contracts in automotive, aerospace and new generation low carbon vehicles. Cobra … Continue reading

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‘Solid’ year for BAE Systems

The British defence contractor BAE Systems said today that it had “delivered a solid performance in 2013, against the background of reduced government spending and challenging market conditions”. Announcing its financial results for the year, BAE chief executive Ian King … Continue reading

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