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10/07/2020 Electric mini excavator from JCB wins the 2020 MacRobert Award The UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering has announced that JCB’s ‘ultra-quiet’ and zero emissions 19C-1E electric digger has won the 2020 MacRobert Award. » Read More

10/07/2020 AMTC apprentices join WES Apprentice Board Two apprentices at the Coventry-based Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (AMTC) have been appointed on to the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) Apprentice Board. » Read More

09/07/2020 Kawasaki robots support pastry operation When Italian pastry manufacturer Sfoglia Torino identified a need to speed up production on the line making its vol-au-vent cases, it began discussions with system integrator and automation specialist Tiesse, based in Visano, just south of ... » Read More

09/07/2020 Proud2bSafe invests in virtual approach for manufacturers looking to boost ... A UK motivational speaking company has invested more than £50,000 into launching a new virtual offer for manufacturers that are keen to improve their safety, health and wellbeing cultures. » Read More

08/07/2020 JCB secures new military deal JCB has been awarded a contract to supply the U.S. military with a fleet of specialised high-speed excavators over the next eight years in a deal worth up to $269 million (£217 million). The deal centres on the supply of High Mobility ... » Read More

08/07/2020 Atlas Copco Bolting Solutions expands rental operation Ensuring that companies operating across the energy production arena have access to tooling and equipment for infrastructure assembly and maintenance projects is the objective of an extended agreement between Atlas Copco and its bolting ... » Read More

07/07/2020 ABB teams up with Yinson on offshore oil and gas project in Brazil ABB is to deliver complete electrical, control and telecommunication solutions to a new floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel in the Marlim 2 oil field in Brazil. » Read More

07/07/2020 North Star appoints new CEO as it invests in offshore wind sector North Star has appointed Mathew Gordon (pictured) as its new chief executive officer. » Read More

06/07/2020 SKF pledges carbon neutral factories by 2030 SKF has announced that it is aiming to achieve a fully carbon neutral manufacturing footprint by 2030. » Read More

06/07/2020 Sensonics achieves ISO 45001:2018 certification Condition monitoring specialist Sensonics has revealed that it has achieved ISO 45001 certification and it now has a fully integrated management system that also encompasses ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. » Read More

03/07/2020 HSE releases annual workplace fatality figures for 2019/20 The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released its annual figures for the number of work-related fatalities in 2019/20, as well as the number of people known to have died from the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma, in 2018. » Read More

03/07/2020 Veolia submits planning application for new Advanced Energy Recovery Facility ... Veolia has submitted a planning application for an Advanced Energy Recovery Facility near Alton, Hampshire. » Read More

02/07/2020 JCB unveils hydrogen powered excavator JCB has developed what it says is the construction industry’s first ever hydrogen powered excavator. » Read More

02/07/2020 Grundfos enter into agreement with Eurowater Pump and pump systems supplier Grundfos Pumps has entered into an agreement to acquire Eurowater. » Read More

01/07/2020 Space Hub Sutherland gets the go-ahead An orbital spaceflight from the United Kingdom has come a step closer following the Highland Council’s decision to give the go-ahead to Space Hub Sutherland spaceport. » Read More

01/07/2020 Filtermist warns cutting out mist extraction is false economy Telford-based industrial air cleaning specialist Filtermist Systems is urging companies investing in CNC machine tools to think carefully about leaving mist extraction off the order to cut costs. » Read More

30/06/2020 MSC & ROCOL halve cutting fluid consumption for A&M EDM Engineering solutions company A&M EDM was looking to improve the performance of its metalworking coolant while maintaining high-quality machining. » Read More

29/06/2020 AESSEAL achieves International Standard for industrial cyber security Mechanical seals and support systems manufacturer AESSEAL has achieved certification for Information Security Management System (ISMS) ISO 27001 ( » Read More

29/06/2020 Royal Navy to trial autonomous boat from BAE Systems BAE Systems and the Royal Navy have announced a £3.2 million autonomous boat contract that will look to increase the Navy’s capabilities while protecting the lives of sailors. » Read More

26/06/2020 DHL Supply Chain launches software platform with Blue Yonder on Microsoft cloud DHL Supply Chain has launched a new ‘plug & play’ robotics platform in collaboration with Microsoft, and artificial intelligence (AI) driven digital fulfilment provider Blue Yonder. » Read More

26/06/2020 CKF Systems automates temperature-controlled manual handling process at the ... CKF Systems was recently commissioned to automate a process within the Rick Bestwick Chesterfield facility to reduce the manual handling requirements of the blast freezing process, increasing safety and streamlining processes. » Read More

25/06/2020 MTC launches Level 4 ‘Engineering Manufacturing Technician’ apprenticeship The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) is increasing its apprenticeship portfolio with the launch of a Level 4 apprenticeship programme to help manufacturing businesses develop specialist skills, knowledge and expertise within their ... » Read More

25/06/2020 Report highlights further drop in construction contract awards for May The total value of construction contract awards in May 2020 was £2.4 billion based on a three-month rolling average, according to the latest edition of the Economic & Construction Market Review from industry analysts Barbour ABI, which ... » Read More

24/06/2020 Carfulan Group on the lookout for new apprentices A South Derbyshire engineering specialist has reiterated its confidence in the skills of local youngsters by launching a search for a clutch of new apprentices. » Read More

24/06/2020 Car freighter with LNG propulsion now in service for Volkswagen Group Last Tuesday (16 June), vehicles from Europe began their journey to North and Central America on a car freighter powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). » Read More
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