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UK manufacturing bosses hit out at government on immigration

UK manufacturing sector bosses today accused the government of acting unreasonably in restricting employers’ access to skilled graduates from outside of Europe. In a submission of evidence to the House of Lords’ Science and Technology Committee inquiry into international STEM … Continue reading

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MAS puts up ‘onshoring’ examples

The government funded Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) has put up evidence from two manufacturers in the south east of England to support the suggestion from its recent ‘barometer’ survey that a quarter of manufacturers in the region are now considering … Continue reading

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One in ten manufacturers suffer overdraft cut

A new survey has blotted a landscape of good manufacturing news this week by revealing that more than one tenth of UK manufacturers have had their overdraft cut in the last 12 months and among them, 25% said the cut … Continue reading

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Sun smiles on Henry the vacuum cleaner

Numatic International – which manufactures the iconic Henry vacuum cleaner – has installed a solar energy system that will reduce its carbon emissions by more than 120 tonnes per year as it helps to power the company’s computer-controlled injection-moulding machines. … Continue reading

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BAE lobbies US Congress on defence cuts

The British defence contractor BAE Systems is lobbying the US Congress to think again about budget cuts that it says will force “the loss of unique industrial capabilities, military preparedness, skilled labour and jobs”. BAE says that: “After more than … Continue reading

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MCS makes £400k machinery investment

Midlands based high precision machinist Machined Component Systems (MCS) has announced a £400,000 investment in a new, state of the art Miyano ABX-64SYY machine at its 25,000ft² facility in Redditch. The company said the investment would enable it to conduct … 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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