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Latest From The Blog

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 […]

Shrewsbury training academy invests £200,000 to create new apprenticeships

February 22nd, 2017|

40 more apprenticeship opportunities have been created after a Shropshire training academy invested a further £200,000 into new manufacturing facilities.


The In-Comm Training Academy Shrewsbury (ITAS), which is being run in partnership with Salop Design & Engineering, is set to benefit from new TIG, MIG and ARC welding bays, as well as a new fluid power […]

October 2016

£500,000 investment proves a prefect 35th birthday present for Avanti

October 28th, 2016|

One of the Black Country’s best-known manufacturers and retailers of kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms is celebrating its 35th year in business in style by completing a £500,000 investment drive.

Avanti has spent the largest sum in its history on upgrading its network of nine showrooms across the region to install state-of-the-art displays and to improve the […]

Brose UK records £195m sales haul

October 12th, 2016|

Achieving world class quality and delivery performance is helping a UK automotive supplier experience record growth.

Brose UK, which produces window regulators and seat structures for a number of global carmakers, has enjoyed a major surge in sales, with turnover rising £43m to £195m over the last twelve months.

The Coventry firm has seen its workforce increase […]

August 2016

Fuel Rail contract delivers 40 jobs

August 21st, 2016|

Unipart Manufacturing has secured a seven-year contract to supply engine components for Ford cars being produced in China. The contract will create 40 new jobs in Coventry.

Unipart is now one of only a small number of companies in Europe to produce gasoline fuel rails for Ford and other car manufacturers. The components […]