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Product Spotlight: Compressor 

22 Nov

Product Spotlight: CompressorDid you know that we produce approximately 20,000 compressors per year? This equipment is used for the air suspension on Land Rover, and compresses and stores air in the system.


New Filtermist apprentices benefit from state-of-the-art training facility 

20 Nov

As an ever-expanding organisation, industrial air filtration specialist Filtermist recognises the importance of ensuring effective succession planning across all aspects of its operation.


Council’s controversial Service Birmingham IT company to be wound up in January saving £43 million over four years 

17 Nov

Parent company Capita will still provide IT support to city council...


Jaguar Land Rover tests driverless vehicles on public roads 

17 Nov

Luxury car manufacturer has taken to city centre streets for trials among everyday traffic...


Mazak Open day 2 

16 Nov

Here is our Andy...


Mazak open day 2 

16 Nov

Here is our Andy...


Mazak Open House Day 2 

16 Nov

Our Andy at Mazak ...


Virgin Trains’ West Coast staff vote to STRIKE in pay dispute 

16 Nov

The Rail, Maritime and Transport union said the dispute involves almost 1,800 train managers...


New GKN chief leaves firm before starting the job 

16 Nov

Kevin Cummings was meant to take over top job in January as company prepares for another write off...


£7m deal for Longbridge housing development 

16 Nov

St Modwen sells land overlooking Cofton Park to Taylor Wimpey...


New housing plans for site once courted by Tesco 

16 Nov

Long-running saga over proposed supermarket moves forward with new plans for apartments on derelict site...


Mazak Open House 

14 Nov

Come and see us at Mazak.


Filtermist and Multi Fan Systems are proud to partner the MCMT 

13 Nov

Filtermist and one of its subsidiary companies, Multi Fan Systems, are delighted to be supporting the Marches Centre of Manufacturing Technology (MCMT) by ensuring all apprentices, tutors and visitors benefit from breathing clean air.


£4m employer-led training hub opens in a bid to flood UK industry with talent 

13 Nov

A £4m state-of the-art training hub has been officially opened on Friday, with bosses urging other manufacturers to step forward to avoid a skills drain caused by the uncertainty of Brexit.


UltraZED Purlins Selected by Agricultural Specialist for new Grain Store at TV FARM 

10 Nov

As a specialist contractor dedicated to constructing the various types of properties required by the farming industry, Cheshire based Fowler & Gilbert makes extensive use of the structurally advanced profiles produced by the Hadley Group -...


Tesco rumoured to be opening new store in Sutton Coldfield and people aren’t happy 

10 Nov

Traders in Sutton Coldfield fear retail giant will force them out of business...


Hands-on college event aims to challenge student minds and morals 

9 Nov

VISITORS to Cadbury College's open day are in for a surprise as traditional talks with teachers have been replaced with live interactive experiences.


adi Group Outlines Apprenticeship Commitment During Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 

6 Nov

In conjunction with Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (6-10 November), midlands-based engineering solutions firm, adi Group, is championing future generations by expanding its Apprentice Academy and addressing the growing skills gap.


Brumpic launches culture card to celebrate city heritage 

3 Nov

Ticket discount deals are in place with 40 venues including The Glee Club, Cadbury World and art gallery Ikon...


Case Study: Block House Increases Energy Savings and Reduces of CO2 Emissions with a Centralized Vacuum Supply 

3 Nov

Block House Fleischerei GmbH has made increasing energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions its declared objective.


Manufacturers’ Day 

3 Nov

Manufacturers' Day Join the MTC on the 28th November to explore techniques to increase productivity.


Legal 500: What’s mine is yours – or is it? 

2 Nov

Emma Birch, partner and head of family at Enoch Evans, looks at the potentially complex issue of asset division when a marriage breaks down...


Jaguar landmark gets poppy makeover 

1 Nov

F-Type mounted to side of Birmingham factory has been wrapped in special livery to mark Remembrance Sunday and UK tour...


IS THE TIDE TURNING FOR UK MANUFACTURING’S SKILLS GAP? 

1 Nov

Industry 4.0 and factory automation are fast approaching, but many manufacturers are concerned that their workforce is not going to be able to adapt, with the phrase “skills gap” hanging like a dark cloud over UK industry.


4 essentials for shipping heavy goods 

1 Nov

Working in the manufacturing industry can mean you're often dealing with products that weigh a lot! If you’re shipping heavy goods, you’ll know that they can be hard to pack.


Network Packaging Celebrates 20 Years of Trading 

1 Nov

The team at Network Packaging is excited to be celebrating 20 years of trading in the packaging industry this year.


Legal 500: Recognition for Enoch Evans after year of hard work 

1 Nov

Corporate and commercial teams at Walsall-based practice receives significant praise from Legal 500 assessors...


MPs debate laws to help electric vehicle manufacturers such as Jaguar Land Rover 

31 Oct

MPs have asked the public for contributions as they debate the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill, designed to help firms like JLR succeed...


Raft of promotions at KPMG 

31 Oct

Big Four financial services firm promotes almost 100 staff in its Birmingham office...


£800,000 worth of new machinery here at Sentinel! 

30 Oct

In a commitment to continually develop our capacity, in-house capabilities, and stay up to date with the latest technology, Sentinel have now invested in 5 new CNC machines in the last 12 months! The £800,000 investment consists of: 3 DMG...


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Product Spotlight: Compressor 

22 Nov

Product Spotlight: CompressorDid you know that we produce approximately 20,000 compressors per year? This equipment is used for the air suspension on Land Rover, and compresses and stores air in the system.


5 things you need to know before selecting your workwear 

22 Nov

You won’t believe how many businesses end up buying workwear in the wrong size which costs them more in the long term!We offer you some of our tried and tested tips to ensure that everyone in your workforce has a uniform that will fit them...


Sports pitches take shape at new £330m Northampton campus 

21 Nov

A £330m state-of-the-art university is taking shape in Northampton, ready to open in 2018 with a floodlit all-weather pitch and three Multi-Use Games Areas for use by the community as well as students.


M Steel 

21 Nov

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What Metalast Limited can do for you 

21 Nov

We supply a variety of industries not just the marine.


adi Group Employees Prepare To Sleep Out For St Basils 

21 Nov

adi Group employees are preparing to join hundreds of Midlands based businesses and individualsfrom the local community on Friday 24thNovember in support of St Basils Big St Basils Big Sleep Out.


FBCMB trip to Newquay – Bloodhound SSC 

20 Nov

FBC Manby Bowdler have been composite sponsors of theBloodhound Projectfor the last 2 years and it was with great excitement that @FBCMBMFG joined the Team in Newquay at the end of October for its first test run.


Exhibiting 2018 

20 Nov

We are going to be exhibiting during the beginning of 2018.


Hadley Group at Ecobuild 2018 

20 Nov

We’re delighted to announce we’ve signed up for Ecobuild 2018 at the ExCeL London on 6-8 March 2018.


Burnetts Manufacturing Ltd Reap The Rewards Of Working With Control Energy Costs Ltd 

20 Nov

Burnetts Manufacturing Ltd are a UK manufacturing company specialising in rubber, silicone and thermoplastic moulding.


Summit Engineering (Birmingham) Ltd Tidy Their Energy Contracts Up By Working With Control Energy Costs 

20 Nov

Precision machining subcontractor Summit Engineering (Birmingham) Ltd based in Solihull have recently benefited from becoming a client of Made In The Midlands Patron Control Energy Costs.


2 Awards For Dura at the TMMX Awards 17′ 

20 Nov

The elite of the UK manufacturing community gathered on the 16 November to celebrate The Manufacturer MX Awards 2017.


New Filtermist apprentices benefit from state-of-the-art training facility 

20 Nov

As an ever-expanding organisation, industrial air filtration specialist Filtermist recognises the importance of ensuring effective succession planning across all aspects of its operation.


Banelec take on new Graduate 

20 Nov

Banelec have just taken on a graduate from Aston University.


Food manufacturers are optimistic despite Brexit challenges 

17 Nov

Jonathan Lee RecruitmentFMCG divisionexhibited at the Food and Drink Engineering and Processing Summit last week and are pleased to report that the food and drink sector is upbeat despite market uncertainty.


Adey Steel New Delivery 

17 Nov

Adey Steel Group have just received the first delivery of Castellated Beams from Kloeckner Metals UK | Westok.


Honda Green Excellence 2017 

17 Nov

On the 14thNovember - Hondaheld a Green Excellence Award Convention.


Tri-Tech 3D are now Desktop Metal Platinum Partners 

17 Nov

Tri-Tech 3D are delighted to announce we are now Desktop Metal resellers! Desktop Metal was founded across the pond in 2015 and are rapidly leading the way in 3D printing with metals.


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