New Group Head of IT appointed to drive Conservatory Outlet’s Digital Transformation

The UK’s leading manufacturer of high-quality windows, doors, home extensions and conservatory products has kick-started a major digital transformation project with the appointment of a new Group Head of IT. Conservatory Outlet Group, which employs over 400 people across it 60,000 sq ft factory in Wakefield and retail businesses Clearview and Pennine Home Improvements, has […]

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Dugard New Machines at EMO

At the forthcoming EMO exhibition, the principal partners of Dugard Machine Tools will be introducing a host of new machine tools that will be available from Dugard this autumn. The new arrivals include highly productive sliding head turning centres from Hanwha, robust turning centres from SMEC and multi-axis high-end machining centres from Kitamura. For manufacturers […]

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£250,000 polishing line investment puts the finishing touches to PPS’ recovery

A Black Country manufacturer that puts the finish on boutique hotels, nuclear reactors and life-saving medical equipment has just completed its latest investment drive. Professional Polishing Services (PPS), which has increased its workforce by 25% since lockdown eased, has just installed a new dull polishing line to help it boost capacity and achieve its target […]

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A leading industrial manufacturer was given a huge lift during Covid after securing a series of major energy projects and taking on new staff

Anglesey-based Mona Lifting has completed a raft of complex jobs over the past 12 months, most recently the design, manufacture and installation of an 18-metre maintenance footbridge at Maentwrog hydro-electric power station in partnership with Magnox Ltd. Since launching 16 years ago, the business has grown from directors Steve Jones, Robin Evans and Anita Davies […]

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RTITB Launches New Manual Handling eLearning to Reduce Alarming Rate of Logistics Sector Injuries

Lifting and moving by hand is the main cause of reportable accidents in the ‘freight by road’ industry* and the logistics sector has a rate of musculoskeletal disorders 50% higher than the national average**. To tackle this issue, RTITB has launched a new eLearning course focusing on the sector specific manual handling risks: ‘Manual Handling […]

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Micromachining the smart way

At the forthcoming EMO exhibition, CHIRON will present its Micro5 compact machining centre. The remarkably small machine that is now available in the UK from Wellesbourne based Engineering Technology Group (ETG) guarantees maximum precision for small workpieces. The smallest medical instruments and delicate parts for the micro-manufacturing, watchmaking and jewellery industries require machining that is […]

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Cheers! Carlsberg announces extension of digital manufacturing solutions across 28 breweries

Carlsberg, which employs more than 40,000 people across the globe, has tapped into Farnborough-based PTC®’s Digital Manufacturing Solution Suite to boost the performance of 28 of its breweries in Europe and Asia. Built on Microsoft Azure, the suite is comprised of the award-winning ThingWorx® Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) Platform to accelerate time-to-value and enable […]

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New RTITB eLearning for Managers and Supervisors offers advice on how to manage lift truck operations effectively

RTITB has launched a new eLearning course for those ‘Managing and Supervising’ Material Handling Equipment Operations’, highlighting that it’s not only lift truck operators at fault when an incident occurs and that many who are currently managing, or supervising lift truck operations are unaware of what their role entails, and that legislation requires them to […]

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