Category Archives: sales & marketing

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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JLR revs up $5bn in 3 months

Jaguar Land Rover’s Indian owner Tata Motors has reported a 27% year on year hike in JLR sales over the third quarter of its 2013/14 fiscal year. Sales in the quarter increased to 112,172 vehicles worth £5.3bn and generating £842m … Continue reading

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Triumph claims big bike triumph

Britain’s largest remaining motorcycle manufacturer Triumph claims to be out-accelerating many other motorcycle brands which have seen UK sales fall during the past 12 months. Triumph, which was first established in 1902 and builds around 50,000 bikes a year, says … Continue reading

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Jaguar Land Rover hits new global sales records

The Indian-owned car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover today (Sunday) provided justification a-plenty for the aggressive recruitment campaign it launched at its UK manufacturing plants last week. JLR, which is owned by the Indian steel conglomerate Tata, chose the weekend to … Continue reading

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SMMT data shows ‘astonishing growth’ for UK auto industry

New automotive industry data published today (Tuesday) has been hailed as representing an “astonishing sequence” of growth. Figures for 2013 from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show registrations for cars, vans and lorries all recording their best … Continue reading

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Hornby predicts brighter future

Model railway to slot car manufacturer Hornby said today that its future was “looking brighter” following long-running supply chain issues and disruption to its sales channels. Announcing losses of £0.7 million for the six months to 30 September, executive chairman … Continue reading

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