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MAN creates 125 jobs after record-breaking year 

20 Feb

A unique industrial collective is casting aside the shadows of Brexit by recording its bestever year, with a £10m increase in sales paving the way for 125 new jobs.


Reports claim jobs could be at risk at the Lichfield Mercury 

20 Feb

A number of jobs could be at risk at the Lichfield Mercury newspaper.


New FARO® Design ScanArm® 2.0 Improves Product Design Workflow 

19 Feb

Upgraded Functionality Enables Better Efficiency Across Entire Design Process Rugby, February 6th, 2018- FARO® (NASDAQ:FARO), the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions for factory metrology, product design, ...


Post-Brexit, with an ageing workforce and a shortage of graduates with science, engineering or mathematics qualifications, effective training is needed for younger and older workers 

18 Feb

In April 2017 an apprenticeship levy was introduced.


Comment: Message to GKN shareholders – stick with it 

16 Feb

Shareholders now have a choice between what Melrose and current GKN Management are offering, says Professor David Bailey...


West Midlands Mayor guest speaker was at grant-giving charity’s dinner 

16 Feb

Heart of England Community Foundation trustee Sir Dominic Cadbury welcomed key figures from across the area to a dinner at Muirhead Tower, within the University of Birmingham campus.


GKN to pay shareholders £2.5bn as firm fights off Melrose takeover 

14 Feb

Latest twist in hostile acquisition drama will see GKN sell off division which could be valued at 2 billion...


Installation 

14 Feb

Two nice 65 combi mini chucks on a DMG CTX beta 500.


Breaking Ground on our New Offices & Vision2025 

13 Feb

To get where we want to go as a company, we engaged all staff, imagined what could be, dreamed a little and then set our Vision2025 in place.


Business Must Protect Employee Data Under New Rules 

12 Feb

A landmark High Court case has highlighted the need for employers to be ready to comply with new data protection laws due to come into force in May.


KPMG hosts debate to mark the launch of MidlandsAbility 

10 Feb

KPMG hosted a panel debate to mark the launch of the new MidlandsAbility network.


BirminghamLive publisher buys Northern and Shell titles including Daily Express and OK! 

9 Feb

Trinity Mirror acquires household names such as Daily Star and celebrity magazine New! in 126.7m deal...


HAINBUCH to Demo Quick-Change Clamping at MACH 2018 

8 Feb

For manufacturers looking for a flexible, effective and efficient clamping system for holding components up to 300mm, the Hainbuch stand H19-120 at MACH 2018 is certainly the place to visit.


Recycling Management Ltd joins leading Midlands industry network 

8 Feb

Recycling Management Ltd are delighted to announce that we have joined the leading Midlands manufacturing and engineering membership group Made in the Midlands.


Debenhams to slash 320 store manager roles in cost-cutting drive 

8 Feb

The retailer said efforts to drive down the complexity of management positions...


Comment: Councillors are right on GKN and Street’s silence isn’t good enough 

7 Feb

Councillors Ward and O'Reilly and local MPs are right in stressing the strategic importance of GKN, says Professor David Bailey...


Righton Fasteners joins Made in the Midlands 

7 Feb

Righton Fasteners joins leading Midlands industry network.


Theresa May vows to ‘act in the UK national interest’ over GKN takeover bid 

7 Feb

Prime Minister says the Government is 'looking closely' at the hostile takeover bid from Melrose, as she's asked to intervene...


Carillion chiefs admit failures at Parliamentary hearing 

6 Feb

Raft of former execs from collapsed group appear before MPs as inquiry in group's collapse continues...


Comment: JLR – sales up, profits down 

6 Feb

Professor David Bailey casts his eye over Jaguar Land Rover's third quarter figures...


Former home of Alstom and van manufacturer LDV will become new rail maintenance depot for HS2 

6 Feb

Once home to Metro Cammell and LDV vans, the site at Washwood Heath is set to become HS2's depot...


Virgin Trains set to have West Coast rail contract extended 

5 Feb

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is due to make a statement to Parliament on Monday about rail franchising...


Hundreds more job losses after Carillion collapse 

5 Feb

Construction and infrastructure group was working on a variety of public and private projects but more than 800 staff have now been axed...


Weld Section 

3 Feb

Always maintaining a good quality weld section is paramount for us.


377 staff to be made redundant after Carillion collapse 

2 Feb

On January 15, the construction giant said it had no choice but to take steps to enter into compulsory liquidation with immediate effect...


Morrisons to axe 1,500 jobs in huge supermarket shake-up 

1 Feb

The supermarket giant said the shake-up is part of a restructure which would see more customer service staff and fewer managers...


Marks and Spencer to close up to thirteen stores – is yours affected? 

31 Jan

A West Midlands store has been included in programme of shop closures...


Biggest asset on Carillion’s books was ‘goodwill’ 

30 Jan

MPs hear that the collapsed construction giant had 1.57 billion of goodwill on its books...


APMG Invitation to Skills Commission Reception with keynote from Angela Rayner MP 

30 Jan

INVITATIONSkills Commission Reception: Building a skills system that works for everyoneWednesday 21st February 2018, 14:00-16:00Macmillan Room, Portcullis HouseOn the steps of 10 Downing Street, Prime Minister Theresa May set out her ambition...


GKN warns pension scheme could need for capital 

29 Jan

Engineering giant lays bare to investors the prospect of it having to top up pension fund if Melrose's takeover bid is successful...


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Sneak Peek – Wire Dusseldorf 2018 

21 Feb

Want to catch a sneak peek of wire 2018? Here’s a virtual tour of our fair stand.


Can solid carbide end mills be replaced by indexable end mills? 

21 Feb

The cutting tool industry has been trying for years to replace solid carbide end mills with indexable end mills.


GRUPPO PARPAS EXHIBIT AT METAV 

20 Feb

Gruppo Parpas will be exhibiting at this year’s METAV exhibition in Dusseldorf.


Wilmat successfully transition to ISO 9001:2015 

20 Feb

After our recent assessment by BSI,Wilmat Limitedare delighted that we have successfully transitioned to ISO 9001:2015 with zero non-conformance's! #MadeinBritain#British Manufacturing#MIMfamily...


HBUK Demo Area 

20 Feb

Come along and see how we work.


MAN creates 125 jobs after record-breaking year 

20 Feb

A unique industrial collective is casting aside the shadows of Brexit by recording its bestever year, with a £10m increase in sales paving the way for 125 new jobs.


How to reduce your packaging admin 

20 Feb

Have you ever given much thought to the true cost of your packaging?Whilst you might think that the unit price you pay is what your packaging costs, there’s a lot more behind it!What contributes to the true cost of your packaging?Six key factors...


Manufacturing the future: navigating uncertainty and rising to the challenge 

19 Feb

Manufacturing the future: navigating uncertainty and rising to the challenge In times of political uncertainty and rising cost pressures, the months ahead pose considerable challenges for UK manufacturers; but there are also opportunities ...


New FARO® Design ScanArm® 2.0 Improves Product Design Workflow 

19 Feb

Upgraded Functionality Enables Better Efficiency Across Entire Design Process Rugby, February 6th, 2018- FARO® (NASDAQ:FARO), the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions for factory metrology, product design, ...


Kuda UK team up with Spatz! 

19 Feb

After listening to our customers requests we are pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Spatz! Spatz spray suppression equipment has developed into a complete range of products and services that are distributed throughout Europe and...


New Brochure 

19 Feb

A picture from our new brochure which will be used for the Made in the Midlands and Sub Con shows later this year.


Tungaloy Feeds a New Milling Solution to Machine Shops 

18 Feb

Tungaloy’s high-feed DoFeed milling line has transformed the way manufacturers think about milling.


I am very please to announce our successful transition to ISO 9001 : 2015 

17 Feb

Registration to BS5750 Part 2 was originally attained by MTP in October 1993.


Who are Tungaloy? What can they do for me? 

16 Feb

Dear MIM Family,Happy Friday to one and all, if you have a bit of spare time this afternoon and interested in finding out more about Tungaloy then please sit back and watch the following video.


Chemique Adhesives has solutions for all at Dubai Woodshow 

16 Feb

At this year’s Dubai Woodshow, Chemique Adhesives is highlighting the wide scope of its product range, which includes convenient, environmentally friendly and cost-effective bonding, filling and potting solutions for almost every application...


Students Learn About The World of Engineering At Local Careers Event 

16 Feb

Staff from Birmingham headquartered engineering solutions firm, adi Group, recently attended a local careers event in Kings Norton.


First tenants move into new £10.1m Science Centre 

16 Feb

The first three businesses have moved into the University of Wolverhampton Science Park’s new Science Centre.


How Green Are Your Suppliers 

15 Feb

Ovako has today published climate declarations, outlining the carbon footprint rendered by the company’s products from cradle to gate.


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