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Latest From The Blog

October 2019

Protolabs speeds forward with £5m expansion and 60 new jobs

October 17th, 2019|

The world’s fastest digital manufacturer of custom prototypes and low-volume production parts has released investment on a £5million expansion plan at its European Headquarters in Telford.

Protolabs, which works with thousands of product designers and engineers across Europe every year, is building a bespoke 50,000 sq. ft. extension to its Halesfield facility. It will house at […]

PP Control & Automation on course for £3m of new business with ‘Ready 4 Electrification’ support

October 17th, 2019|

Tapping into expert academic support is helping a manufacturing outsourcing specialist access up to £3m in new business in the niche vehicle sector.

PP Control & Automation (PP C&A), which already works with many of the world’s largest machine builders, is one of the first participants of the Ready 4 Electrification Programme run by WMG, at […]

July 2019

ETG delivers new manufacturing technology blueprint with HK Holdings acquisition

July 28th, 2019|

Engineering Technology Group (ETG) has acquired HK Holdings and all of its subsidiaries from the Pexion Group in a deal that is promising to transform the way manufacturers access the latest technologies.

The Wellesbourne-based company, which celebrates its 25th birthday later this year, has reacted to industry’s growing appetite for new production techniques to make yet […]

In-Comm Training announce new Operations Director as it looks to build on £7.5m investment drive

July 28th, 2019|

One of the West Midlands leading training providers has announced a new senior management team, as it looks to capitalise on recent investment and a record year of performance.

In-Comm Training, which has supported more than 2500 people with apprenticeships and upskilling opportunities in 2018, has promoted Chris Reeves to Operations Director, overseeing the further expansion […]

Filtermist International completes Kerstar Ltd purchase

July 28th, 2019|

Telford-based air extraction and filtration specialist Filtermist International Ltd has completed a deal to acquire industrial vacuum cleaner manufacturer Kerstar Ltd.

Established in 1960, Kerstar produces a range of cleaners, including ATEX-accredited machines for use in explosion risk environments, from its facility in Northampton, exporting to more than 19 countries worldwide through a network of approved […]

Schools show the ‘need for speed’ at MAN Design & Make Challenge

July 28th, 2019|

An East Staffordshire school showcased its engineering excellence last week when it won the main prize for ‘Efficient Design’ at the Manufacturing Assembly Network’s (MAN) Design & Make Challenge.

John Taylor High School beat off the challenge of eight other schools from across the UK to take the title for its hand-crafted vehicle that ran the […]

May 2019

£200,000 robotic investment helps Arrowsmith Engineering deliver soaring sales

May 19th, 2019|

A leading Coventry aerospace supplier is tapping into the ‘march of the robots’ to help it capitalise on 20% growth over the last twelve months.

Arrowsmith Engineering, which is part of the AS.G Group, has invested over £200,000 into a new Doosan 4th axis machining centre and robotic cell that will help it boost production speed […]

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 […]

Made in the Midlands success for MAN Group

May 5th, 2019|

The Manufacturing Assembly Network (MAN) was celebrating last night after two of its member companies were recognised at the prestigious Made in the Midlands Awards.

Brandauer, a leading metal pressing and stamping specialist, was named as ‘Exporter of the Year’, whilst PP Control & Automation’s outsourcing expertise saw it ‘Highly Commended’ in the Manufacturer of the […]

Dorset manufacturer goes robotic to boost productivity and sales

May 5th, 2019|

A specialist in precision machined components has invested in its first ever robot to help it boost capacity and achieve ‘lights-out’ automation.

Dorset-based Brimor Engineering, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, has installed a new HALTER LoadAssistant® from the Engineering Technology Group (ETG) as part of ambitious plans to capitalise on a recent 20% increase […]