Category Archives: Automotive

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. (What’s Happening In Manufacturing) boasts “no frills; just facts”. It’s “where busy people who … Continue reading

Posted in advanced manufacturing, Aerospace & defence, apprenticeships, Automotive, chemical, Company results, compressed air, Construction, Continuous improvement, corporate responsibility, Education & Training, Electronics, employment law, energy, engineering, europe, exports, fabrication, Finance, Food & beverage, Government/statistics, health & safety, High-tech, Innovation, jobs, legislation, Logistics, machinery, Maintenance, Manufacturing management, Manufacturing operations, marine, medical, metals, Motors/machinery, Moves/expansion, MRO, MRP, Other discrete, Packaging, Pay, People, Pharma, plastics, Process, R&D, robotics, sales & marketing, skills, Supply chain, Technology, textiles, waste management | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Automotive, exports, Government/statistics, Manufacturing management | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Aerospace & defence, Automotive, Manufacturing management, Moves/expansion, sales & marketing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

JLR jobs fest begins as bosses pick up top industry awards

The fairy story that is Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) under the ownership of the Indian steel-making conglomerate Tata continues to be happy but shows no signs of ending. Yesterday, the company’s CEO Dr Ralf Speth picked up an industry award … Continue reading

Posted in Automotive, Innovation, jobs, Manufacturing management | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

£7m BMW contract will push Cab Automotive towards £40m sales

Car interiors specialist Cab Automotive, says the re-emergence of the UK car industry as a global leader is helping it towards the fastest growth in its nine year history. Cab Automotive has secured £7m of new contracts to supply parts … Continue reading

Posted in Automotive, Company results, jobs, Manufacturing management | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Toyota recalls 31,000 UK Prius hybrids

The Japanese car maker Toyota today announced the recall of some of its current, third-generation Prius models because of a fault that the company says may cause the petrol/electric hybrid system to shut down, causing the car to stop. The … Continue reading

Posted in Automotive, Manufacturing management | Tagged , | Leave a comment

BMW Mini launches graduate recruitment programme

BMW has launched a new graduate recruitment programme with 13 places available across its Mini UK production network. Developed alongside the company’s graduate schemes in Munich, BMW’s UK graduate programme is looking for applicants in variety of areas ranging from … Continue reading

Posted in Automotive, Education & Training, jobs, Manufacturing management, skills | Tagged , | Leave a comment