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Latest From The Blog

May 2020

Employers urged to take ‘Skills Pledge’ to protect pipeline of apprentices

May 19th, 2020|

One of the UK’s leading training providers has launched a new campaign to ensure apprenticeships are protected as companies seek to find ways of coping with the Covid-19 pandemic.

In-Comm Training, which operates three academies at Aldridge, Bridgnorth and Shropshire, is asking firms in the West Midlands to sign-up to its ‘Skills Pledge’, which will see […]

Covid-19 places Augmented Reality at the heart of the ‘new working normal’

May 19th, 2020|

Covid-19 will accelerate the business world’s move to Augmented Reality (AR) and other IoT solutions, as companies across the UK look to adapt to a ‘new working normal’.

Jim Heppelmann, CEO of industrial innovation technology specialist PTC, believes the way frontline workers have seamlessly adapted to the benefits of AR to continue to perform their roles […]

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 […]