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Coventry manufacturer forced to close with the loss of 31 jobs 

11 May 16

A COVENTRY engineering company has been forced to close with the loss of 31 jobs after encountering funding problems.


Business
New £15m manufacturing and materials grant through Innovate UK 

10 May 16

Introduction The aim of this competition is to stimulate
and broaden innovation in manufacturing and materials.


Business
New £15m manufacturing and materials grant through Innovate UK 

10 May 16

Introduction The aim of this competition is to stimulate
and broaden innovation in manufacturing and materials.


Business
Jaguar Land Rover pledges to recruit 1,000 ex-armed forces personnel by 2020 

10 May 16

VEHICLE manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has pledged to increase the number of ex-service men and women employed across its global operations to 1,000 by 2020.


Blog
Gavin visits Broyce Control 

9 May 16

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Broyce Control, off Penn Road in Wolverhampton last week.


News
Jaguar Land Rover to increase the number of ex-service men and… 

9 May 16

Jaguar Land Rover to increase the number of ex-service men and women employed by 2020.


Business
Sales records keep tumbling at Jaguar Land Rover 

7 May 16

VEHICLE manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has announced record global sales for April the companys fourth consecutive record-breaking month.


Business
More manufacturers are failing to protect their online data 

6 May 16

ALMOST half of manufacturers in the West Midlands have failed to increase their investment in cyber security in the past two years, leaving them vulnerable to hacks.


Business
Manufacturing Hub sets its sights on replacing support gap left by MAS 

5 May 16

A new business
support collective has been launched today to help manufacturers unlock their
potential and grow.


News
Bo Gilbert the first 100 year-old model to appear in British… 

5 May 16

Bo Gilbert the first 100 year-old model to appear in British Vogue.


Business
City Briefs: Victoria; Sprue Aegis; Carillion 

4 May 16

Victoria rolls out new incentive planWORCESTERSHIRE carpet manufacturer and retailer, Victoria, has agreed a new long-term management incentive plan.


Business
FREE SOFTWARE AT MIM EXPO 2016 

4 May 16

VISIT STAND 96 AT THE MADE IN THE MIDLANDS EXPO 2016, LEAVE US A BUSINESS CARD AND WE WILL SUPPLY YOU WITH OUR LATEST ERP SOFTWAREFOR FREE.


News
World leading robotics manufacturer to create 20 jobs in £20million move to Ansty Park 

4 May 16

Fanuc UK will invest around 20million in joining the likes of London Taxi Company on the site…


Business
Future of UK manufacturing hot topic for Made Here Now founder 

4 May 16

The future of UK manufacturing will be the hot topic for Made Here Now founder Peter Marsh when he speaks at this year’s Made in the Midlands exhibition taking place on Thursday 12th May, at the GTG Training and Conference centre, Wolverhampton…


Business
Apprenticeship Levy is a car crash waiting to happen say manufacturers 

3 May 16

THE Government must delay launching the Apprenticeship Levy until at least September next year, manufacturers have said.


Business
Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credits – What are they and how can I claim? 

3 May 16

Are you interested in boosting your RD budget? Read on for an event just for you… TBAT Innovation is hosting a free RD Tax Credits breakfast event at the Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry.


Business
Midlands manufacturers vote to remain in the EU 

3 May 16

Made in the Midlands recently hosted the Great Brexit debate at Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre to examine the proposed question: “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?”Prior to…


Event
Tales From History: The History of The Coffin Works, 9 May 2016 

2 May 16

9 May 2016 – Spoken Word at Waterstone’s, High Street Newman Brothers operated for over a 100 years in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, making some of the finest coffin fittings in the world – including those for Winston Churchill and Princess Diana.


Business
Manufacturer to invest £20m in new UK headquarters 

29 Apr 16

AN industrial robot manufacturer is taking 170,000 sq ft at Coventry\’s Ansty Park as it relocates its UK headquarters across the city.


Business
UK Manufacturing – a step-by-step guide! 

29 Apr 16

Granger’s International is a UK-based company with a passion for excellence and an obsession with traditional British weather…From our home in the heart of the United Kingdom we’ve spent nearly 80 years perfecting the science of protection…


Business
Jonathan Lee Recruitment spreads its wings with launch of international contracts division 

28 Apr 16

Engineering and
manufacturing recruitment specialist Jonathan Lee Recruitment has appointed
Adrian Mansfield as associate director in a move that plans to further
strengthen its position in the Middle East, in its core specialisms of defence…


Business
Alloy Wire International hails best ever ‘Wire 2016’ with hundreds of new enquiries 

28 Apr 16

BOSSES of one of a Brierley Hill manufacturer of round, flat, shaped profile and electrical resistance wire have hailed ‘Wire Dusseldorf 2016’ the best yet.


Business
Skills for the Future – STEAM Breakfast Round Table Meeting 

27 Apr 16

Future proofing jobs for young people in the regionThis event is aimed at:West Midlands based employers across all sectors; engineering, manufacturing, trade, low carbon, creative, digital, training organisations etc etcemployers with Corporate…


Business
Autins sets up fifth site for new manufacturing venture 

27 Apr 16

The Autins Group is setting up its fifth site in
Europe as part of a venture to bring a new high performance insulation material
to market.


Business
Birmingham manufacturer looks to sell surplus space 

27 Apr 16

ONE of Birminghams oldest family firms is looking to let a 19,245 sq ft unit beside its Digbeth headquarters.


Business
MAN marks 10th birthday with £5m sales drive 

26 Apr 16

One of the
world’s first ever manufacturing collectives is celebrating ten years in
business and is immediately setting its sights on delivering £5m of new sales
by the end of 2016.


Business
Secure Trust Bank backs multi-million electronics acquisition 

26 Apr 16

SOLIHULL-based Secure Trust Bank has backed investment firm SKG Capital in making a new multi-million pound acquisition.


Business
Birmingham manufacturer expands workforce by 25% to meet demand 

26 Apr 16

BIRMINGHAM coffee machine manufacturer Fracino has grown its workforce by a quarter to help its meet rising demand for its products.


Business
Manufacturing sector stablises in Q1 but orders still weak 

25 Apr 16

OUTPUT in the manufacturing sector was stable during the first quarter of the year but the sector struggled with reduced order levels, latest data has shown.


Business
Come and see us at the Made in the Midlands Manufacturing Exhibition 

25 Apr 16

With the month of May fast approaching us, the team here at Ecolighting are very much looking forward toseeing it arrive.


Business
RCS Logistics will be exhibiting at the Made in the Midlands Exhibition! 

22 Apr 16

We will be showcasing our services at Stand
62 at this year’s exhibition to help support midlands manufacturing and further
assist our peers within the Made in the Midlands Network.


Business
New manufacturing hub opens in Wolverhampton 

22 Apr 16

MANUFACTURERS in the West Midlands will need more cohesive support to remain competitive, it has been claimed.


News
BREAKING NEWS: Jobs saved as Black Country manufacturer sold out of administration 

22 Apr 16

THE jobs of more than 100 people at a Black Country manufacturer have been saved following a deal to sell the business out of administration.


Business
Jaguar Land Rover expansion will drive Motor City growth 

21 Apr 16

TWO major investments in the automotive industry by Jaguar Land Rover will create world class manufacturing facilities for Coventry, it has been claimed.


Business
Stourbridge firm launches innovative new tool for manufacturers 

21 Apr 16

MANUFACTURERS seeking to get the most from their power presses now have access to new solutions to the age old problems of downtime, tool issues and high maintenance costs, with the launch of a new Black Country press monitoring specialist…


Business
Success in simultaneous trade shows separated by 5719 miles 

21 Apr 16

Telford based oil mist filters manufacturer, Filtermist International, has reported an encouraging outlook for 2016 following participation at two leading global trade shows last week.


Blog feature
Major motoring developments crown Coventry’s 120 year Motor City legacy 

21 Apr 16

Two major investments in the automotive industry in Coventry will create world class facilities for the automotive industry in a resurgent Motor City Coventry, and both will be built in the year that will mark 120 years of motor manufacturing history…


Business
Launch of Glastonbury Stainless Steel Cup 

19 Apr 16

Michael Eavis and his colleagues recently visited APS Metal Pressings Ltd as part of a tour of manufacturing plants celebrating the launch of thenew stainless steel pint cup.


Business
Disposable income soars in Birmingham 

19 Apr 16

New research suggests an average of more than 13,000 following on the back of a resurgence in engineering and advanced manufacturing in the region…


Business
Made Here Now announced as event partner for Made in the Midlands 

18 Apr 16

Made Here Now, a project aimed at encouraging the growth of manufacturing in the UK as well as attracting more young people to consider working in the industry, has been named event partner for Made in the Midlands.


Business
THERMOTEC PLASTICS ANNOUNCE ACQUISITION OF NEW MACHINERY TO SUPPORT INCREASED DEMAND AND NEW CONTRACTS 

18 Apr 16

18 April 2016 – Thermotec Plastics Ltd.


Business
Carmakers join forces on new apprenticeship partnership 

18 Apr 16

LEADING UK car manufacturers have joined forces to help launch a new apprenticeship scheme.


Business
Marble firm solidifies business with funding deal 

18 Apr 16

A BLACK Country specialist manufacturer has solidified its business by purchasing its existing factory premises.


News
PRODUCT RECALL: Fears over shards of glass in rum sold at ASDA… 

16 Apr 16

SHOPPERS in Tamworth are being warned about potential glass fragments in bottles of rum.


News
Warning to Lichfield and Burntwood shoppers over glass in Aldi… 

15 Apr 16

SHOPPERS across Lichfield and Burntwood are being warned about potential glass fragments in bottles of rum.


Blog feature
Fabrication 

15 Apr 16

Fabrication Along with artists Brendan Jackson and Alicja Rogalska I will be working on an Arts Council funded project to work with the archives of the major manufacturing companies of the Black Country.


Business
Hall-Fast industrial supplies partner with Safety Footwear Manufacturer Rock Fall UK 

15 Apr 16

Rockfall Footwear or Rock Fall UK as they are also know are based on Alfreton Industrial Estate in Derbyshire, RockFall are designers and manufacturers of specialist safety footwear, safety shoes, safety hikers, safety trainers and rigger …


Business
Calling all aspiring engineers 

15 Apr 16

Explore opportunities in engineering at AMTC open evenings.


Blog feature
Sophisticated engineering scanning tech helps archaeologists identify rare ‘ghost coin’ 

15 Apr 16

Sophisticated CT scanning technology normally used by researchers from WMG at the University of Warwick to assist high tech manufacturing, has helped uncover the existence of a rare silver coin called an Indio discovered by archaeologists …


Business
City Briefs: Victoria; Carillion 

15 Apr 16

Victoria calls time on potential acquisitionWORCESTERSHIRE carpet manufacturer and retailer, Victoria, has announced it has pulled out of talks to acquire Lano Carpets.


Business
Jaguar Land Rover supports EU standardisation of new technology 

15 Apr 16

VEHICLE manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has further underlined its support for a united Europe by backing the EUs plans for autonomous vehicle technology.


Business
More Birmingham manufacturers in financial distress concludes Red Flag Alert 

15 Apr 16

THE number of Birmingham manufacturers at risk of significant financial distress has risen by more than a quarter, according the new figures.


Blog feature
Sophisticated engineering scanning tech helps archaeologists identify rare ‘ghost coin’ 

14 Apr 16

Sophisticated CT scanning technology normally used by researchers from WMG at the University of Warwick to assist high tech manufacturing, has helped uncover the existence of a rare silver coin called an Indio discovered by archaeologists …


Business
What are the non-energy costs in my electricity invoice? 

14 Apr 16

For all energy intensive businesses, particularly manufacturers it’s crucial to understand the ‘non-energy’ elements of your costs.


Business
MTC offers free robot technology consultancy for SMEs 

14 Apr 16

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) is offering companies free consultancy in robot technologies, and a chance to win funding up to €150,000 for automation projects, in a new EU-funded project called ROBOTT-NET.


Business
Gestamp is the 300th member to join Made in the Midlands 

13 Apr 16

Made in the Midlands are delighted to welcome our 300th member Gestamp, who are leaders in the design and manufacture of automotive components and are one of the major manufacturers in the automotive industry worldwide.


Business
£4m warehouse handed over to Coventry manufacturer 

13 Apr 16

FUSION Building Consultancy has handed over a new £4m warehouse to a Coventry-based family firm after a 12-month building project.


Business
Hybrid Additive Subtractive Materials Processing and Surface Engineering for Re-manufacturing 

12 Apr 16

Join the University of Birmingham on 18th May for this free one-day seminar.


Business
£5m investment in training centre to create 32 jobs 

12 Apr 16

A £5m investment in EEF\’s training centre in Aston has resulted in the creation of 32 jobs.


Business
Filtermist intend to celebrate Midlands manufacturing excellence 

12 Apr 16

Made in the Midlands are delighted that Filtermist have joined as one of our latest Gold members.