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Latest From The Blog

September 2015

New training academy opens with promise of boosting Shropshire’s manufacturing skills

September 30th, 2015|

A new £300,000 training academy has been officially opened in Shrewsbury today to boost the County’s ability to develop the engineers of the future.

In-Comm has joined forces with metal pressing and assembly specialist Salop Design & Engineering Ltd to create the 10,000 sq ft facility, which will support up to 60 apprentices every year and […]

UK ‘machinery’ first proves a perfect 40th birthday for BMI Engineering

September 30th, 2015|

A UK first has been installed in the Black Country and is set to help a local manufacturer secure £1m of new orders.

BMI Engineering, a specialist supplier of repetition turned parts, fittings and plugs, is about to start production runs on its new £300,000 Metra 6.45 CXZ, which offers both multi-spindle and CNC capabilities.

Backed by […]

‘Twistlock’ heads back home thanks to new Black Country manufacturing partnership

September 23rd, 2015|

A partnership made in the Black Country is helping bring castings for a crucial transport locking device back from the Far East as the reshoring drive continues to gather pace.

Tipton-based Multi-Stroke, a leading provider of metal components, has been working with experts at Thomas Dudley to come up with a new approach that will see […]

Droplet arrives as Cambridge set to play a key role in payment revolution

September 20th, 2015|

Retailers, bars and coffee shops in Cambridge will be among the first businesses in the UK to take advantage of a mobile payment app officially launched this week.

‘Droplet Rewards’ – the brainchild of tech entrepreneurs Steffan Aquarone and Will Grant – is offering firms in the City the chance to take advantage of the world’s […]

Coventry-based RDM Group completes first self-driving ‘pod’

September 20th, 2015|

The first of three “pod” vehicles was unveiled in Milton Keynes yesterday as part of a pioneering project to trial automated vehicles in pedestrianised areas.

The electric-powered LUTZ Pathfinder pod was presented to commuters and other members of the public outside Milton Keynes Central train station, with members of the Transport Systems Catapult project team on […]

West Midlands manufacturer backs young athlete to become a world star

September 14th, 2015|

A specialist fastener manufacturer has stepped in to help a young athlete realise her dream of competing for Great Britain in the World Aquathlon Championships this week.

Hague Fasteners – a critical supplier of components for prestigious oil and gas, transport and infrastructure projects – has agreed to become Zoe Hague’s main sponsor for the next […]

West Midlands firm overcomes Calais migrant crisis to boost international sales

September 10th, 2015|

An award-winning removals firm has posted 20% growth in the last twelve months, despite being caught up in the Calais migrant crisis.

Bosses at Burke Bros Moving Group have revealed tales of 24-hour delays, spiralling costs, managing customer expectation and the financial penalties of inadvertently carrying illegal migrants.

The company, which operates across Birmingham, Bridgnorth, Coventry, Rugby […]

Alucast sets its sights on £10m sales after securing automotive quality award

September 9th, 2015|

One of the Black Country’s leading foundries is celebrating after securing a prestigious automotive quality accreditation.

Alucast, which is a specialist supplier of sand, gravity and pressure castings, has secured TS16949 as part of its continuous improvement drive and believes this latest development will pave the way for 33% growth between now and 2018.

Boosted by the […]

UK manufacturer heads to SPE Offshore with million pound target list

September 5th, 2015|

Investment in expanding its range of high performance and anti-corrosive wires could hold the key to £1m of new opportunities according to Alloy Wire International (AWI).

The UK’s leading supplier of flat, round and profile wire is heading to SPE Offshore Europe in Aberdeen next month to showcase it’s ability to offer a range of raw […]

Fashion Enter dressed for success after specialist manufacturing support

September 5th, 2015|

A London social enterprise has secured a string of high street approvals after tapping into support from the Business Growth Service.

Fashion Enter has built on existing contracts with ASOS and Marks and Spencer by passing compliance audits for supplying high quality garments to Tesco, Harrods and Phase 8.

Chief Executive Officer Jenny Holloway, a retail expert […]