News Archive

European Wooden Pallet Manufacturing Shows Significant Growth

9th December 2014

At FEFPEB's 65 th congress, entitled "Packaging and pallets in a competitive European Union" and held in Brussels, FEFPEB's secretariat reported on industry statistics, which showed an encouraging inc...

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Who's the most trustworthy automotive supplier?

9th December 2014

A worldwide survey has found that British firm, Jaguar Land Rover is the most trustworthy automotive supplier.   The annual survey, conducted by HIS Automotive, surveys 1,000 middle and sen...

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Continued business growth expected in 2015

8th December 2014

CONTINUED GROWTH EXPECTED INTO 2015 Order books for UK businesses have remained steady although confidence has faltered slightly, according to new research. The Output Index in the latest Bu...

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PM learns lessons from skills shortages and takes action

8th December 2014

Maths and science should be the priority for England's schools, says Prime Minister David Cameron. He is to announce the opening of a National College for Digital Skills in London in 2015, to enh...

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North of England set for long term investment fund

4th December 2014

A long-term investment fund is to be established for the North of England which will be aimed at creating both jobs and capturing the "economic benefits of shale gas". The as yet unnamed fund ...

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Engineering Skill Shortages - The Facts

4th December 2014

  Every year, the UK faces a shortfall of over 81,000 people with engineering skills in the workforce. To make the situation worse, alarge group of engineers in the UK nearing retirement age...

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Chancellor Osborne insists UKMFG thrives in balanced economy

3rd December 2014

CHANCELLOR George Osborne used the Autumn Statement to reiterate his central message that a rebalanced UK economy will thrive through a commitment to business support, and investment in science and ...

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Record production rate planned for Boeing 737

2nd December 2014

  Boeing has announced that it will increase the production rate of its 737 plane to 47 aircraft per month in 2017. If Boeing achieves the step up in production it will mean the prod...

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UK trailing in Automation race

2nd December 2014

  Increasing tax benefits, a greater understanding from banks and a longer term view on return on investment could all help the UK catch up in the automation stakes according to one of the...

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North East Expert Tooling and Automation Sector Grows

1st December 2014

Up to 25 new jobs will be created as a Sunderland manufacturer embarks on a major expansion. Expert Tooling and Automation, which was established in 2008, has grown into a multi-million p...

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"Engineering education has lost contact with its related profession"

1st December 2014

Blog: Academics Anonymous    Engineering education has lost contact with its related profession. University departments are, for the most part, staffed by scientists and graduates w...

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£20m Engineering Innovation Centre for UK University

1st December 2014

The Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC) is set to open in 2018 and will bring together the region's expertise from within academia and industry. It will be equipped with technology demonstrati...

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What district is creating more jobs than Liverpool and Manchester combined?

1st December 2014

South Ribble is leading the way in economic growth in the North West. With 10,677 new posts, as many jobs were created in South Ribble as in Manchester and Liverpool combined over an eight-...

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UK Manufacturing Industry on the up in November!

1st December 2014

  UK manufacturing activity increased in November after solid domestic demand offset weaker orders from overseas markets, a survey has indicated. The Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers' Index&nb...

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Marine Energy could still be afloat

28th November 2014

One of the few sectors where British engineering genuinely leads the world - marine energy - was hit by a double whammy of bad news this week. First, one of the country's leading marin...

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