How much CO2, energy & money can you save?

As part of its corporate, social and environmental responsibilities, the Engineering Technology Group (ETG) is now offering manufacturers the opportunity to cut costs, cut CO2 and reach their environmental responsibilities with its new Powerstar Amorphous core transformers. The new Powerstar Amorphous Core Transformers are available for new and used machine tools. So, if you are […]

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Report shows appetite for Apprenticeships remains strong, but inflation a worry for employers looking to attract and retain staff

Investment in apprenticeships has remained resilient in the face of the pandemic according to a new report released today. In-Comm Training’s 3rd annual Training Barometer revealed that 67% of companies had taken on apprentices during the last twelve months, whilst a staggering 97% kept all their learners on despite the pressures of Covid-19. The confidence […]

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International Women’s Day: Plant Manager at Building Products Manufacturer Encourages Women into Manufacturing Industry

Whilst females working in manufacturing have increased steadily recent years, the proportion is still significantly lower than men, something Forterra Plant Manager Nicki Durrans is keen to see change. Nicki, 38, has been working in the manufacturing industry for 18 years in a broad range of roles, including health and safety, human resources and quality […]

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Conservatory Outlet Group going for gold after Investors in People success

Conservatory Outlet Group is vowing to add to its 34 apprentices and empower its 312 staff members to ‘gold level’ standards, after securing a prestigious Investors in People (IiP) accolade for the first time. The UK’s leading manufacturer of high-quality windows, doors, home extensions and conservatory products has been recognised with a ‘We Invest in […]

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Research and Development for the Manufacturing and Engineering Industries Explained

Manufacturing/engineering firms could claim tens of thousands back in tax relief  The HMRC Research and Development Tax Scheme was created to encourage business innovation and stimulate the economy, through supporting firms to bring new products and services to market.  Yet, due to time constraints, lack of awareness and doubts around eligibility or the legitimacy of the […]

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Pharma’s future is at the edge

According to ABI Research, pharmaceutical manufacturers will spend USD 1.2 billion on data analytics by 2030. The industry is accustomed to one way of operating — large batch size production. As pharmaceutical production moves to a more personalized approach, manufacturers may struggle to keep pace and remain agile. How can the industry catch up? Here […]

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Why the engineering sector should be putting cyber-security at the heart of their business

Lee Wrall, Director, Managed Services Provider, Everything Tech In a world of complex cyber attacks, and a customer base that is more clued up than ever about the use of their data, the need for thorough protection against sophisticated cyber threats is vital for engineering. From simple phishing scams, which target people’s email addresses and […]

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AWI contribution takes Chris Westwood Charity past the £1m fundraising mark

One of the West Midlands leading charities for supporting children with physical disabilities is celebrating a major funding milestone thanks to the generosity of a local wire manufacturer. The Chris Westwood Charity, which helps fund the purchase of mobility, sensory and vision equipment for children living within a 50-mile radius of Stourbridge, has become the […]

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