Category Archives: Moves/expansion

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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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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Unipart opens new manufacturing site

Unipart – a company that boasts it  adapted the techniques of operational excellence and continuous improvement from its manufacturing sites into its distribution centres, offices and even its restaurant – has opened a new manufacturing facility in Coventry. It says … Continue reading

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RDM targets £25m sales and promises 25 new jobs

The engineering group RDM today unveiled a new advanced engineering and vehicle build centre, promising to create 25 new jobs and bring “exciting new projects”  to Coventry where it claims to be one of the fastest growing manufacturing firms in … Continue reading

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Spirax-Sarco acquires Bio Pure in £8.5m deal

The steam control and pumping specialist Spirax-Sarco Engineering has acquired Portsmouth-based Bio Pure Technology for £8.5 million. Bio Pure,which specialises in the design and production of advanced single use tubing connector systems for the biopharmaceutical industry, will operate as part … Continue reading

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Rolls-Royce and Wartsila pull out of takeover talks

Britain’s blue chip aero and marine engine maker Rolls-Royce and the Finnish marine and energy power plant company Wartsila each issued statements today (Thursday) confirming they had been in talks on a takeover deal, but that the discussions were now … Continue reading

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111 jobs saved as Pukka takes on Concord

The investment banking firm Duff & Phelps, has confirmed the sale of the business and assets of the Liverpool-based stationery manufacturer Concord Filing to south coast rival Pukka Filing Products (pictured), securing the jobs of 111 employees. The 60 year-old … Continue reading

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