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Latest From The Blog

May 2018

Shield aims to build on record-breaking £80m year with ‘energy saving’ drive

May 20th, 2018|

A leading tier one supplier of castings and machined components has tapped into specialist support to manage its energy costs after seeing sales rocket by £15m.

Shield Group, which operates from six different manufacturing divisions across Coventry, Leicestershire, Northampton and Oldham, has just hit £80m for the first time in its 69-year history after securing new […]

April 2018

New ‘Chiron’ technology signals the next phase of development for Bowmill’s £3.5m machining centre

April 2nd, 2018|

A new £3.5m state-of the-art machining facility in Tewkesbury has taken the next step in its development after installing the latest CNC technology.

The Bowmill Group, which provides precision engineering, grinding and surface processing services to the aerospace sector, has installed a Chiron FZ12 FX Magnum Vario single spindle, 5-axis simultaneous vertical machining centre to help […]

TotalKare champions vocational learning with another apprentice appointment

April 2nd, 2018|

The UK’s number one provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions has reinforced its commitment to developing its own staff by taking on another apprentice.

TotalKare, which works with commercial vehicle workshops and bus and coach operators across the UK, has recruited Joe Snipe as its latest employee meaning that 10% of the firm’s current workforce have […]

£3m Technical Academy opens to future-proof West Midlands manufacturing

April 2nd, 2018|

The West Midlands has received a major productivity boost today, with the launch of a new £3m Technical Academy that will help bridge the skills gap and get the region ready for the next industrial revolution.

In-Comm Training unveiled the 24,000 sq ft training space in Aldridge recently, which has been a true employer-led collaboration with […]

January 2018

£2m contract haul provides PP Control & Automation with a perfect 50th birthday present

January 9th, 2018|

One of the West Midlands’ fastest growing manufacturers is celebrating a major birthday in style by posting more than £22m of sales in 2017.

PP Control & Automation, which supplies electrical control systems, cable harnesses and sub-contract manufacturing solutions to many of the world’s largest machinery builders, turned 50 years-old in September and marked the occasion […]

Coventry company celebrates driverless first in Australia

January 9th, 2018|

A leading Coventry manufacturer is helping pioneer driverless vehicle technology ‘Down Under’ after it began trials on a new ‘last mile’ transport solution.

Aurrigo, the autonomous vehicle division of RDM Group, is testing its Pod Zero on a network of mapped courses at the Tonsley Innovation District in South Australia to explore a possible solution to […]

July 2017

ETG launches Norton Technical Academy as part of £6m plan to bridge the skills gap

July 20th, 2017|

A leading independent machine tool supplier is tackling the skills gap head on after making a £6m commitment to developing a network of Technical Academies.

Martin Doyle, Managing Director of the Engineering Technology Group (ETG), made the announcement at the launch of its first facility at Norton Motorcycles in Castle Donington yesterday and laid out the […]

February 2017

Wolverhampton seafood manufacturer feasts on new business launch

February 22nd, 2017|

One of the UK’s leading seafood suppliers has launched a new business to target restaurants and the general public.

 

Star Agro Marine Food, which provides more than £9m of sustainable shrimp and related products to supermarkets across the country, has invested over £250,000 into rolling-out Star Feast Foods in the Midlands.

 

The new company will immediately create […]

Investment in production line brings new orders to Alloy Wire

February 22nd, 2017|

Significant investment in a custom-built production line is helping a leading wire manufacturer prove that ‘size does matter’.

Alloy Wire International (AWI), which employs 28 people across its two factories in the UK, has spent more than £150,000 on a host of new machinery that gives its customers access to wider and thinner or bigger cross-section […]

£9.7m manufacturing support package for SME’s

February 22nd, 2017|

SME manufacturers have been given a major boost this week with news that a new £9.7m business support initiative is officially live and looking to support over 3000 companies.

 

The Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP), which is funded by ERDF and delivered by Economic Growth Solutions (EGS), is promising to fill the void left by MAS by […]