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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...


Manufacturing apprentices build skills for the future 

27 Oct

The first apprentices have joined the University of Wolverhampton’s Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills – with focus on building skills for the future.


FFG DMC Offer a Wide Range of Machine Tools 

27 Oct

Since 1944, FFG DMC has been manufacturing high quality, high productivity and high performance machine tools, many sold under well-known branded names.


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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.


OHSAS18001 Certification for DURA 

17 Nov

Dura Automotive has recently undergone a process to gain Occupational Health And Safety Management System 18001 Certification.


Successful breakfast morning at SMB Pressings Ltd 

17 Nov

Last Thursday's Made in the Midlands Breakfast Networking event was hosted by SMB Pressings and attended by over 50 delegates from fellow member firms.


4 packaging ideas for metal fabricators 

17 Nov

Do you work for a metal fabrication business?In the Midlands alone, there are hundreds of companies trading in this industry.


Hampshire special secondary school gets basketball court 

16 Nov

A basketball court at a Hampshire special school is up and running after a £4.4m project of remodelling and refurbishment.


Mazak Open day 2 

16 Nov

Here is our Andy...


Mazak Open House Day 2 

16 Nov

Our Andy at Mazak ...


ICONSYS install ABB DCT880 AC Power Controllers – a first for the UK 

16 Nov

The DCT880 is a new product and this is the first application of this type to be installed in the UK.


New Bondseal Brochure 

16 Nov

Our brand new Bondseal brochure has just landed from the printers! It includes a variety of quality technical adhesives with structural bonding properties - Read more here: http://bit.


Photogenic Ltd to exhibit at Filtech 2018 

16 Nov

Photogenic Ltd will exhibit at Filtech 2018 between 13th and 15th March 2018 in Cologne, Germany.


Rolling Program November/December 2017 November Full 

16 Nov

Please see our Rolling Program for November-December Roll!!November is full, and December is filling quickly due to a 2 week Production Month, so if you have any requirements please contact us immediately.0121 525 3110kieran@bisteel.


Case Study: Paragon Toolmaking Move to Mitsubishi EDM 

16 Nov

Learn why Mitsubishi EDM were first choice for a leading press tool manufacturer – Paragon Toolmaking…For more information on the Mitsubishi EDM machines we offer please click here.


Network Packaging receives updated ISO 9001:2015 accreditation 

16 Nov

We’re pleased to announce that we have a new ISO9001:2015 accreditation.


Promote your business with branded workwear 

15 Nov

Unless your brand is well recognised regionally, nationally or internationally how can you stand out from your competitors?  We have found that one of the most costs effective methods of making your mark is by wearing personalised workwear...


Food Wholesaler fined £60,000 for Health and Safety Breaches 

15 Nov

A food wholesaler in Swindon has been fined £60,000 for not having a suitable Health and Safety plan in place.


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