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New Range Rover needs to be a winner 

22 Feb

Prof David Bailey says latest car from Jaguar Land Rover is entering a sector dominated by big German marques...


Jaguar Land Rover set to launch all-new Range Rover model 

22 Feb

Jaguar Land Rover has teased the launch of its latest new product, a mid-range Range Rover, in what is seen as another major boost for the West Midlands motor industry.


Canadian fund plans to reduce stake in Birmingham Airport 

22 Feb

The private sector investor in Birmingham Airport is looking to sell a minority stake to take advantage of its current attractiveness.


Revealed: First look at new Range Rover 

22 Feb

Jaguar Land Rover gives a glimpse of latest addition to the Range Rover family ahead of big unveiling next week...


City council pleads for investors to bolster Innovation Birmingham 

21 Feb

Birmingham City Council is hunting for a new investor to ensure the pioneering work conducted at Innovation Birmingham Campus can continue.


Controversial business rate changes will boost Midlands economy, insists Sajid Javid 

20 Feb

Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid insists tax changes will benefit Midlands employers as Government faces rebellion over impact on the south...


Brexit and UK car manufacturing: Industry expert David Bailey gives inaugural lecture 

20 Feb

Leading UK car industry expert and media commentator talks Brexit and the implications for industrial policy in his inaugural lecture for Aston University.


Tata Steel invests £4m in Black Country factory 

20 Feb

Steel group has created new high-tech robotic welding line at its service centre in Wednesfield...


Councillors fail to buy into new supermarket scheme 

17 Feb

Plans to build a discount supermarket next to a giant Asda store on the outskirts of Birmingham have been rejected by councillors.


Wasps out to sting the opposition after securing new JLR deal 

17 Feb

A Coventry sports team has secured a new sponsorship deal from one of the citys best known businesses.


GALM Europe launches with Daimler, PSA Group, Volkswagen, Aston Martin, JLR & more 

17 Feb

RAPRA are once again proud to be supporting the Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Europe Summit 2017 on the 25th - 27th April 2017, Birmingham, UK  GALM - The largest automotive lightweighting conference series in the world is returning...


Signalling change to meet the rail skill-gap 

17 Feb

The UK rail industry is rapidly growing.


Performing arts students prepare to stage National Theatre play 

17 Feb

Performing Arts students from Walsall College are to showcase their talents to the public with a performance of a National Theatre play entitled FOMO.


US airline pledges continued support for Birmingham Airport 

17 Feb

West Midlands companies looking to boost their exports by trading with businesses in the United States are set to energise the region and bring it to the attention of global investors.


Aldi Great Barr store plan rejected 

17 Feb

The company was told that its plans for the site next to the Asda store on Queslett Road would add to the already bad traffic in the area and lead to the loss of woodland.


Inflation set to out-pace manufacturing pay deals 

16 Feb

Average pay settlements in the manufacturing sector have gone up, while salary freezes have gone down, new research has shown.


Revealed: 360 firms named and shamed for cheating workers out of minimum wage 

16 Feb

Retail giant Debenhams was accused of failing to pay almost 135,000 to just under 12,000 workers...


ETG announced as the main sponsor for In-Comm Awards 

16 Feb

One of the West Midlands’ largest Apprenticeship awards programmes has received major backing this week,with news that the Engineering Technology Group (ETG) has agreed to be the main sponsor.


Deal sealed for Liberty to acquire Tata Steel’s Speciality Steels business 

16 Feb

International industrials and metals group, Liberty House, today (9th February) signed an agreement with Tata Steel UK to acquire its high-profile Speciality Steels business for a total consideration of £100 million.


Tata Steel workers back pension cuts to secure jobs 

16 Feb

Tata Steel workers including hundreds in the West Midlands have agreed to take a cut in their pensions in order to try and secure the future of the business, which has been sold to new...


Competition authority to examine Heineken’s Punch takeover 

16 Feb

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is to examine Heineken\'s £402.7m takeover of Punch Taverns to see if it will result in "a substantial lessening of competition".


Westgate Group celebrate 10th anniversary with new investment 

15 Feb

Westgate Group, the leading distributor and processor of Stainless Steel,Aluminiumand Copper Alloys are marking their 10th anniversary by investing in brand new cutting facilities for their Aldridge site.


Jaguar Land Rover in row over adverts funding extremism 

15 Feb

Luxury car maker is one of several big names which unknowingly had ads appearing alongside extremist videos...


Record Start to Year for Midlands Manufacturer 

15 Feb

Midlands manufacturing outfit AV Birch have started 2017 with a boost from multiple sectors.


A second new DMG MORI NHX 5000 Machine to arrive at Sentinel! 

15 Feb

Following on from the investment of our new DMG Machine ast year, Sentinel have officially ordered another new DMG MORI NHX 5000 Horizontal Machining Center!Arriving in July 2017!This is an investment of £500,000 made by Sentinel on CNC Machinery...


West Midlands CBI reveals new vice chairman 

15 Feb

The CBI in the West Midlands has appointed a leading Coventry businessman as its new West Midlands vice-chairman.


Dramatic Q3 profit decline for Jaguar Land Rover 

15 Feb

Vehicle manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has reported record third quarter revenues, although pre-tax profit for the period is down almost 50% compared with the same period in the previous year.


Ineos goes off road with ‘Defender-inspired’ 4×4? 

14 Feb

Professor David Bailey on chemicals group Ineos stating that it will enter automotive production, aiming to launch an off-road vehicle inspired by the Land Rover Defender...


Billionaire plans new vehicle inspired by Land Rover Defender 

14 Feb

Jim Ratcliffe claims the car will be a major improvement on previous incarnations of the famous model...


Budget supermarket set to be loser in Birmingham store wars 

14 Feb

Plans to build a low-cost supermarket next to a giant Asda store look set to be rejected by Birmingham councillors.


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QMP Canteen Furniture Range 

22 Feb

Standard Canteen FurnitureThe QMPStandard Canteen Furnitureare theeconomical seatingfor refreshment, vending or rest areas.


Come visit us at Southern Manufacturing 

22 Feb

Southern Manufacturing 2017!The Tri-Tech 3D Team are excited to announce we will be exhibiting at the Southern Manufacturing show this March.


Carrier Rental Systems Acquire Watkins Hire 

22 Feb

Watkins Hire Ltd acquired by Carrier Rental Systems as part of strategic growth planCarrier Rental Systems (UK) Ltd, a UK subsidiary of US public company United Technologies Corp (UTC), has acquired Watkins Hire Ltd with immediate effect.


1500kg Of Handy Weights Sent to London Waterbus Company 

22 Feb

Today we have sent 1500kg of ballast packaged in our 'Handy Weight' containers.


Romi at Southern Manufacturing 2017 

22 Feb

Romi Machines (UK) Limited will once again be exhibiting at the upcoming 'Southern Manufacturing' show from the 21st-23rd March,2017 at Five, Farnborough, Hants, GU14 6XL.


THREEWAY TRUMPS BREXIT 

22 Feb

Whilst the business and political elite come to terms with a year of unpredictable results and instability Threeway Pressings celebrates a successful year of positive change.


OUR FOCUS IS UK MANUFACTURING 

22 Feb

2017 has begun with the same air of instability that 2016 ended with.


adi Director Joins Midlands Aerospace Alliance Board 

22 Feb

A director at Birmingham-based engineering company adi Group has joined the board of directors at the Midlands Aerospace Alliance (MAA).


Innovation Birmingham seeks new investor to double size of Campus 

21 Feb

Innovation Birmingham Ltd – which is wholly owned by Birmingham City Council – is seeking a new investor, as it continues with the development of the Innovation Birmingham Campus.


Anodised Brise Soleil 

21 Feb

As one of the UK's foremost architectural anodisers we work closely with our clients to meet the demands of their ever changing market .


UKF Stainless Ltd announce their purchase of a Lasertube LT5 

21 Feb

UKF Stainless Ltd – suppliers of high quality stainless steel tubing are excited to announce their purchase of a state of the art Lasertube LT5 – offering an even more specialist cutting service.


Why choose Filtermist for effective fume removal? 

21 Feb

Established in 1969, oil mist filters manufacturer Filtermist has almost 50 years’ experience in oil mist removal.


Zaun unveils corrugated 10-minute fence 

21 Feb

A high-security fence that resists for more than 10 minutes sustained attack with specialist power tools has been developed by steel mesh fencing manufacturerZaun.


Key Industry Figures visit Subcon Laser 

21 Feb

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BUMPER BENEFITS ON OFFER IN NEW HEXAGON PROMOTION 

21 Feb

Free access to a selection of online training courses is just one of the new benefits available to holders of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence's PC-DMIS software maintenance agreements.


DURA to Present at The Manufacturer Live Launch in the House of Commons 

20 Feb

Dura are sending a team to talk about their experiences at last years prestigious TMMX Awards.


Welding solutions from AEO 

20 Feb

Our in-houseweldingfacilities, some of which are automated, give greater control and tracking of finished articles to enable on-time deliveries to our customers.


Brexit and UK car manufacturing: Industry expert David Bailey gives inaugural lecture 

20 Feb

Leading UK car industry expert and media commentator talks Brexit and the implications for industrial policy in his inaugural lecture for Aston University.


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