Category Archives: Manufacturing operations

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

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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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UK’s best factories announced

Cranfield School of Management has announced which British factories have been shortlisted for its prestigious 2013 Best Factory Awards (BFAs). The awards programme, now in its 22nd year, celebrates manufacturing excellence in the UK and is run by Cranfield School … Continue reading

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RediGroup receives £1m RGF grant for handling and storage research

Handling and storage systems manufacturer RediGroup has received a grant of more than £1 million from the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) to further develop its automated materials handling solution. The Yorkshire-based firm plans to create an automated warehouse innovation centre … Continue reading

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Architect improves manufacturing workflow and productivity

An architectural practice that has landed five manufacturing sector contracts and has two more in the pipeline says that manufacturers are increasingly looking to maximise the performance of their factories by utilising space and workflow better. Johnson Design Partnership (JDP), … Continue reading

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Syngenta awards CHP contract to Cofely

The crop protection chemicals manufacturer Syngenta has awarded a six year contract to Cofely to operate and maintain the company’s combined cycle Combined Heat and Power (CHP) energy centre at its Huddersfield manufacturing centre. Syngenta’s Huddersfield facility employs around 300 … Continue reading

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Aga counters downturn with new manufacturing processes

The upmarket cast iron cooker manufacturer Aga Rangemaster said today (10 January) that new manufacturing processes had brought it new opportunities for commercial success and efficiency and that they would be supported with further initiatives in the months ahead. Aga … Continue reading

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