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EU referendum: Most mechanical engineers back Remain but 60 per cent say EU bureaucracy is detrimental to UK manufacturing and engineering

10th June 2016

A majority of mechanical engineers back the UK's membership of the EU as it gives better access to markets, but are concerned about EU bureaucracy hampering UK manufacturing and engineering. A surv...

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UK manufacturing output leaps unexpectedly but still below pre-recession level and economists cautious

9th June 2016

UK manufacturing output jumped by 2.3 per cent month-on-month in April, wrongfooting economists who had expected a flat position, but British Chambers of Commerce emphasised it was still below pre-r...

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Growth Through Automation

7th March 2016

With innovations in robot safety and remote monitoring, through to collaborative equipment and predictive maintenance; AABTLN's flagship conference - Automate UK, provides the opportunity to hear...

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UK car production and Brexit: what's at stake?

25th February 2016

Car production in the UK has had its fair share of changing fortunes over the years. The demise of British Leyland in the 1980s and '90s was offset by investments in car plants by Japanese automaker...

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Manufacturers have improved productivity but more needs to be done, study says

24th February 2016

Manufacturers' organisation EEF say its members are making strides in increasing productivity, one of the key issues for the economy Nearly two-thirds of manufacturers have improved productivi...

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EEF: EU 'Out' campaign offers only abyss of uncertainty and risk

24th February 2016

The 'out' campaign to persuade Britain to leave the EU has no tangible benefits to show voters and can only offer an abyss of uncertainty and risk, the chair of the body representing Britain's ma...

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Automation & Robotics: reach out and touch the future

23rd February 2016

Will tomorrow's factories be lights-out operations populated entirely by machines or will automation enable new heights of productivity? According to a recent report from Barclays Bank - Fu...

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Confidence boost for manufacturers

23rd February 2016

Manufacturing has the potential to be a major driving force behind improving the UK's productivity performance, but must also tackle its own concerns about lagging behind global peers, according ...

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Manufacturing body EEF says majority of members are pro-EU

22nd February 2016

A new poll by manufacturers' body EEF shows clear support from members for remaining in the EU. New research, conducted by GfK on behalf of manufacturers' organisation EEF, shows that...

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The CBI has responded to the deal, which Prime Minister Cameron secured, and the announcement that the UK will have a referendum.

22nd February 2016

The CBI has responded to the deal, which Prime Minister Cameron secured, and the announcement that the UK will have a referendum. After the Prime Minister secured a new deal for the UK in t...

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UK manufacturers must take note of the focus on innovation following Sturgeon's announcement

19th February 2016

Following the news that Nicola Sturgeon has committed to a centre of excellence for manufacturing in Scotland, manufacturers in the UK as a whole should take note of the focus on technology and...

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RIDDLE THURSDAY 18TH FEBRUARY

18th February 2016

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UK Manufacturing Bags £9.2bn Growth

17th February 2016

UK production of handbags and luggage grew 3% to £364 billion as at the end of 2014 - the equivalent of £9.2 billion - according to analysis of the latest official PRODCOM Report ...

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New graphene development centre opens in County Durham

16th February 2016

The CPI (Centre for Process Innovation) Graphene Centre has opened its doors for business. The new facility integrates with existing development facilities at CPI's printable electronics and formul...

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New metrology facility to open at Silverstone Park

16th February 2016

Property developer MEPC's development of Silverstone Park as a global business destination for high-performance technology and motorsport (HPT&M) companies is about to skyrocket with the install...

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