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Latest From The Blog

May 2019

Brandauer toasts Queen’s Award success with £1.5m export boost

May 5th, 2019|

A Birmingham metal stamping company is taking on the worlds press-workers and winning after announcing a £1.5m export boost.

Brandauer, which employs 67 people at its state-of-the-art facility in the city, has secured new orders to supply customers in the Netherlands, the United States and, for the first time ever, Israel.

It has helped the family-owned business […]

April 2019

£500,000 investment etched in metal for fast-growing Shropshire manufacturer

April 28th, 2019|

Supporting the automotive sector’s move towards electrification and the aerospace industry’s desire for lightweight parts has helped a Shropshire manufacturer boost its sales by 40%.

Advanced Chemical Etching (A.C.E.) has won over £2m of new orders over the last twelve months, with contracts being placed from customers in the UK, Europe and the Far East – […]

March 2019

Coventry University and FEV join forces to launch £50m centre for cleaner mobility

March 24th, 2019|

A £50m state-of-the-art facility for creating cleaner mobility has opened in Coventry today giving a major boost to the UK automotive industry.

The Centre for Advanced Low-Carbon Propulsion Systems (C-ALPS), an innovative collaboration between Coventry University and global engineering specialist FEV Group, is looking to harness cutting-edge academic and commercial expertise to support the development of […]

February 2019

AWI kicks off 2019 with ‘best ever’ £1m+ month

February 8th, 2019|

A UK manufacturing specialist is casting aside the uncertainty of Brexit by recording its best ever month in its 73-year history.

Alloy Wire International (AWI), which supplies more than 60 different ‘High Performance’ nickel alloys, has secured over £1.2m of sales in January, shipping 339 individual orders to customers in 27 different countries.

Boosted by a new […]

January 2019

Focus SB switches on to £multi-million China opportunity after MGP support

January 15th, 2019|

Support with controlling processes and improving production efficiencies is helping a Sussex manufacturer make the most of a multi-million pound Far East opportunity.

Focus SB®, which is a market leader in electrical wiring accessories, has accessed support from the Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP) to implement a tailored Materials Requirement Planning & Enterprise Resource Planning (MRP/ERP) system […]

October 2018

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 […]

£4m manufacturing support boost generates 2100 SME jobs

October 14th, 2018|

2100 new jobs have been created at small to medium-sized manufacturers across England thanks to dedicated support designed to boost performance and help them increase sales.

The Manufacturing Growth Programme, which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and delivered by Economic Growth Solutions (EGS), has just delivered its latest grant to boost 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 […]

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 […]

Upcycling TV star opens Wood Saints in Wolverhampton

April 2nd, 2018|

One of the UK’s best known ‘upcyclers’ is adding his support to a new community wood recycling business in Wolverhampton.

Local entrepreneur and TV star Jay Blades joined the Deputy Mayor of Wolverhampton Phil Page to officially open Wood Saints yesterday and immediately praised the social enterprise’s commitment to providing training, volunteering and employment opportunities for […]