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Latest From The Blog

October 2018

Aurrigo targets £900million ‘opportunity’ after leading on world first autonomous vehicle demo

October 14th, 2018|

A Coventry manufacturing specialist played the largest role in the world’s first ever multi connected and autonomous vehicle demonstration last week and is now targeting its share of a £900million marketplace.

Aurrigo, which employs 81 people at its advanced engineering centre and trio of international offices, used its whale of Pod Zeros to showcase an autonomous […]

Boeing contract seals record year for high-flying technology specialist

October 14th, 2018|

A leading mechanical engineering specialist is celebrating a record-breaking year after securing a landmark contract with Boeing.

MetLase, which is a joint venture between Rolls-Royce and Unipart, has been announced as the tooling and fixture partner for the world’s largest aerospace manufacturer’s new Sheffield facility in a deal that will initially increase the workforce by 15%.

The […]

£600,000 Chiron investment seals Shawpak’s future growth

October 14th, 2018|

A leading manufacturer of thermoforming machinery has made its biggest ever capital investment to help it target new business in the food and medical sectors.

Shawpak, which is a division of Derby-based Riverside Medical Packaging, has spent £600,000 with Engineering Technology Group (ETG) on purchasing a 5-axis Chiron 1250 vertical milling machine that will help it […]

January 2018

First cohort graduates from the UK’s ‘Faculty on the Factory Floor’

January 9th, 2018|

A groundbreaking initiative to develop industry-ready engineers has seen its first cohort of students graduate.

The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME), a joint collaboration between Coventry University and Unipart Manufacturing, held a special ceremony in the Cathedral grounds to mark three years since its launch.

Seven graduates picked up their BEng degrees, including Alicia Prior, […]

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 2016

Ticket to superfast broadband for Stafford

July 25th, 2016|

More than 2000 Staffordshire companies could benefit from super fast connectivity as part of a £250,000 expansion programme by a local Internet service provider.

Internet Central, which is based at Keele Science Park, has installed an exchange in the County that allows it to offer firms access to 100Mb connections at half the cost of current […]

Unipart boss receives Royal Seal of Approval

July 11th, 2016|

One of the West Midlands leading female manufacturers has been given a royal seal of approval to get more young people involved in engineering, manufacturing and technology.

Unipart Manufacturing’s Carol Burke is one of six sector specialists to be appointed by HRH The Prince of Wales as Ambassadors of the Industrial Cadets initiative, a workplace […]

April 2016

Droplet announces ‘Zero Touch™’ payment and loyalty breakthrough at Money 20/20

April 2nd, 2016|

Customers in the UK can now pay and collect rewards for their loyalty without needing to touch their wallet or phone thanks to the launch of a new innovation.

Droplet CEO Steffan Aquarone unveiled Zero Touch™ at Money 20/20 Europe in Copenhagen and believes it offers merchants the opportunity to improve the consumer experience.

It means […]

February 2016

New sales and jobs for ACE

February 15th, 2016|

Investment in new processes and the latest machinery is reaping dividends for a Shropshire manufacturer after it announced a 20% rise in sales.

Advanced Chemical Etching (A.C.E.), which offers precision metal components, prototyping and low volume products, has used its additional capacity to win a string of domestic and international orders from clients involved in the […]

January 2016

RDM boss welcomes ‘appetite’ for LUTZ

January 25th, 2016|

The Coventry-based manufacturer behind the design and build of the LUTZ Pathfinder pod has welcomed a new online poll that highlights a positive reaction to self-driving vehicles in Milton Keynes.

David Keene, Chairman of automotive experts RDM Group, believes the survey – carried out by YouGov – highlights a growing interest in driverless pods and the […]