Category Archives: energy

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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Amarinth leads the way to growth

Suffolk pump manufacturer Amarinth says the implementation of “an effective leadership strategy” has helped it to boost exports, increase sales and take on eight new people. Amarinth, a specialist in the design, application and manufacture of centrifugal pumps and associated … Continue reading

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Manufacturers face ‘significant barriers’ on energy-saving

UK manufacturing bosses have told their ‘union’ and the energy giant npower that, when it comes to managing gas and electricity costs, they face “significant barriers”, including extensive payback periods for the cash they put into saving energy. In answer … Continue reading

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UK manufacturers look to renewables in the face of spiralling energy costs

UK manufacturers are being forced to consider changing their energy source to a renewable supply for fear of succumbing to soaring electricity prices, says a newly published study. The latest Close Brothers Business Barometer suggests that, with government policies on … Continue reading

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Future Manufacturing Award winners announced

Prosthetics manufacturer Chas. A. Blatchford & Sons has been declared the ‘winner of winners’ for its “ambition to delivering quality products to improve people’s lives” at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards 2013 which celebrate the strengths of UK manufacturing. The … Continue reading

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