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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

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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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‘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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£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

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Rolls resolves to move production away from high cost countries

Britain’s bluest of blue chip manufacturers warned today that it expected “a pause in our revenue and profit growth” before normal service is resumed in2015. Announcing its annual results for 2013, the aero and marine engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce also said … Continue reading

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Auto industry demand boosts Worcester press sales

The mechanical and hydraulic press provider Worcester Presses is aiming to mark 65 years of manufacturing in Stourbridge by hitting £1.75m annual sales in 2014, helped by capital investment by the automotive industry which has generated demand for its machines. … Continue reading

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Sales flat but GSK reports ‘exceptional’ year for R&D

Pharmaceutical giant GSK today reported relatively flat sales in 2013, a year in which it disposed of more than 50 products it said were not core to its business – including Lucozade and Ribena – for £1.35 billion. However, GSK … Continue reading

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