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Latest From The Blog

October 2020

New contracts and new jobs provide a welcome relocation present for Deritend

October 30th, 2020|

25 new jobs could be created at a Black Country engineering solutions provider after it finalised the creation of its new regional centre of excellence in West Bromwich.

Deritend Group, which celebrated 121 years in business in 2019, is moving a lot of its operations for the Midlands from Wolverhampton into the modern facility in Brandon […]

Report shows that weaker supply chains are hitting SMEs looking to recover from Covid-19

October 30th, 2020|

SME manufacturers already hit hard by Covid-19 are being squeezed between a huge drop in demand and weaker supply chains according to a new report out today.

64% of the 289 respondents, who are engaged with the Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP), said orders had dropped due to the pandemic, with furniture, software and general engineering the […]

August 2020

Companies back apprenticeship investment as In-Comm announces 23 new apprentices

August 9th, 2020|

Employers are still investing in apprentices despite the pandemic according to a leading West Midlands training provider.

In-Comm Training, which operates three technical academies across the Black Country and Shropshire, has just released 23 new vacancies for young people and mature workers looking to train in administration, operations or various disciplines of engineering.

Apprenticeships range from toolmaking, […]

May 2020

Report predicts commercial drones will take to UK skies

May 19th, 2020|

Challenges posed by Covid-19 are accelerating the willingness to embrace drone technology and the UK is leading the way, according to a new European aerospace study released today.

The first findings of Protolabs’ Horizon Shift report, which involved 325 aerospace business leaders from across Europe, highlights an increased appetite for ‘low space’ innovation and more investment […]

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 […]