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Handicare joins leading Midlands industry network 

24 May

Kingswinford-based Handicare has joined leading Midlands manufacturing and engineering membership group Made in the Midlands to share best practice, win new business, collaborate, and raise its profile within the local community.


Air Products join the MIM network 

24 May

Air Products are delighted to announce that we have joined the leading Midlands manufacturing and engineering membership group Made in the Midlands.


Made in the Midlands Patron helps manufacturer achieve 15% cut in energy usage 

24 May

Made in the Midlands Patron CEC Direct has enabled a leading tier one supplier of castings and machined components to better control its energy costs.


Made in the Midlands Patron helps manufacturer achieve 15% cut in energy usage 

24 May

Made in the Midlands Patron CEC Direct has enabled a leading tier one supplier of castings and machined components to better control its energy costs.


JLR pledges to continue with £4.5bn investment programme 

24 May

Jaguar Land Rover has pledged to continue with its massive investment programme despite a slowing in sales.


West Midlands Mayor to open Made in the Midlands Exhibition 

23 May

Hundreds of manufacturers will be demonstrating their resilience in the face of a slowing sector when they take part in this year’s Made in the Midlands exhibition.


Chemique Adhesives Celebrates 25 Years of Employee Service 

21 May

This year, three employees of Aldridge-based adhesive manufacturer Chemique Adhesives are celebrating 25 years of continuous employment with the company.


Welded Presswork (1982) Ltd joins Midlands industry network 

18 May

Title: Welded Presswork (1982) Ltd joins Midlands industry network Welded Presswork (1982) Ltd are delighted to announce that we have joined the leading Midlands manufacturing and engineering membership group Made in the Midlands.


CPE Precision Engineering Co. Ltd Join the MIM Network 

16 May

CPE Precision Engineering Co.


Rhopoint Metrology are now part of the MiM Family 

15 May

Rhopoint Metrology is delighted to announce that we have joined the leading Midlands manufacturing and engineering membership group,Made in the Midlands.


AM Hydraulics joins leading Midlands industry network 

15 May

AM Hydraulics are delighted to announce that we have joined the leading Midlands manufacturing and engineering membership group Made in the Midlands.


AM Tooling Join the MIM Network 

15 May

AM Tooling are delighted to announce that we have joined the leading Midlands manufacturing and engineering membership group Made in the Midlands.


The Times, the FT and the Chancellor focus on late payment 

13 May

o Earlier two football clubs were commended on this site: Liverpool managed an average of 27 days, beating Arsenal’s 35.


Made in the Midlands welcomes new members 

11 May

New members to the Made in the Midlands were welcomed into the network at a special induction meeting at the organisation’s home base in Birmingham.


Cooper Freer joins leading Midlands industry network 

11 May

Cooper Freer are delighted to announce that we have joined the leading Midlands manufacturing and engineering membership group Made in the Midlands.


In-Comm boss warns manufacturing stereotypes threaten industry growth 

10 May

One of the West Midlands leading training providers believes the growth in manufacturing will be hampered if more people do not take up vacant apprenticeship opportunities.


Graduate made redundant by Carillion collapse lands role with Burntwood building firm 

10 May

A graduate made redundant by the collapse of Carillion has been taken on by a Burntwood building company.


MBO sees Metal Processes continue into the future 

9 May

A change of ownership has seen the management taking over at a Black Country laser cutting and metals company.


Training boss warns about growth as 100 apprenticeships sit vacant 

9 May

More than 100 apprenticeships for top engineering jobs are sitting vacant in the Black Country, raising fears that manufacturing still has a poor image at schools in the regionOne of the West Midlands leading training providers believes recent...


Businesses given the chance to sponsor Burntwood traffic islands 

8 May

Businesses in Burntwood are being given the chance to sponsor local traffic islands.


FAMILIAR FACE RETURNS TO HELM HEXAGON’S UK BUSINESS 

3 May

A familiar face has returned to take charge of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence's operations in the UK.


The Sky is the Limit for adi Group Employees as Firm Holds ‘Our People’ Conference 

2 May

Rapid business growth is great.


April PMI suggests slow start to Q2 for manufacturers 

1 May

Growth in the manufacturing sector slowed at the start of the second quarter of the year, latest figures have shown.


Nominations are now Open for the MIM Ambassador Awards 

1 May

Made in the Midlands is widely recognised as the leading industry support group in the region, representing more than 400 of the Midlands’ top manufacturing businesses.


Lichfield Clock Tower goes orange as part of train operator’s campaign 

27 Apr

Lichfield Clock Tower lit up by West Midlands Railway Lichfield’s Clock Tower has been lit up as part of campaign to show how rail services are being connected across the Midlands.


Still reasons to be optimistic despite slowing manufacturing growth 

27 Apr

Manufacturers need to understand that while the industry faces a series of challenges in the run-up to the UK’s exit from the EU, there remain opportunities for new business and that firms should not be despondent about latest growth figures...


Mid Fab and the Economic Outlook 

26 Apr

Unusually for me, I have been reading through the EEF / BDO “Manufacturing Outlook Q1 2018”.


We can help your company to get Grants up to £5,000 for LED upgrades 

26 Apr

Low Carbon Workspaces is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and offers £1,000 - £5,000 grants to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to reduce their resource costs and greenhouse gas emissions, through the installation...


AJR Precision Plastics Ltd joins leading Midlands industry network 

26 Apr

AJR Precision Plastics Ltd is a plastic injection moulding company specializing in prototype and development of products also incorporating small production runs, large runs and insert and over moulding of components.


Hallam Plastics Limited joins leading Midlands industry network 

25 Apr

Hallam Plastics are delighted to announce that we have joined the leading Midlands manufacturing and engineering membership group Made in the Midlands.


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Patrons support Breakfast Networking hosted by Encompass Group 

24 May

Innovation in product testing, procedures and processes experienced at Encompass Group,Nottingham.


Handicare joins leading Midlands industry network 

24 May

Kingswinford-based Handicare has joined leading Midlands manufacturing and engineering membership group Made in the Midlands to share best practice, win new business, collaborate, and raise its profile within the local community.


Filler for Orphan Teddy Bears 

24 May

A ton of steel ballast is on its way north, to become filler for these little fellows http://www.


Air Products join the MIM network 

24 May

Air Products are delighted to announce that we have joined the leading Midlands manufacturing and engineering membership group Made in the Midlands.


Laser, waterjet, plasma and flame cut programmed in Lantek Expert delivers flexibility and efficiency 

24 May

Pegasus Profiles has three sites.


Made in the Midlands Patron helps manufacturer achieve 15% cut in energy usage 

24 May

Made in the Midlands Patron CEC Direct has enabled a leading tier one supplier of castings and machined components to better control its energy costs.


Network Packaging supports Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity 

24 May

We recently partnered with Swanline Print to support Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.


JLR pledges to continue with £4.5bn investment programme 

24 May

Jaguar Land Rover has pledged to continue with its massive investment programme despite a slowing in sales.


Customer Installations by HBUK 

24 May

Another nice installation on an Okuma Multus U3000 using our Test it clamping force measuring equipment.


Seeing is believing…..so see us at the Expo! 

24 May

With opening speeds of up to 4 metres per second, our high-speed doors are impressive; in fact we design and manufacture the world’s fastest vertically opening door.


Shire Leasing PLC Confirmed as Made in the Midlands 2018 Show Partner 

23 May

Made in the Midlands is pleased to confirm that Tamworth based Shire Leasing has confirmed its position as Show Partners of the 2018 Made in the Midlands Exhibition at Ricoh Arena on 21st June.


FAT HACO EXHIBIT AT MACH-TOOL THIS SUMMER! 

23 May

This June, FAT Haco will be exhibiting at the MACH-TOOL exhibition in Poznan in Poland from 5th to 8th.


Automation Doesn’t Have to Always Mean Robotics 

23 May

A common misconception is that automation relies on robotics.


Erodex Group celebrate 20% growth and £1.75m investment with historic agreement 

23 May

Erodex, UK leaders in the provision of EDM supplies, graphites and graphite machining are celebrating 20% growth over the past 12 months, following a period of substantial investment.


Air dryer or Maizorb dryer? A practical guide from ActOn Finishing, to help you choose. 

23 May

At the end of a wet mass finishing process somecomponents need to be dried, to avoid staining and corrosion.


Ian Hart Appointed Business Development Director of adi Projects, part of adi Group 

23 May

Birmingham based engineering firm, adi Group, is delighted to announce the appointment of Ian Hart as Business Development Director of adi Projects, a key pillar of the group’s Vision 2020 growth strategy, which aims to more than double a ...


Demet & Colourcoat Ltd looking for a racing start at MIM Expo 

23 May

Demet & Colourcoat Ltd are really excited to be exhibiting for the first time at the MIM Expo in June.


West Midlands Mayor to open Made in the Midlands Exhibition 

23 May

Hundreds of manufacturers will be demonstrating their resilience in the face of a slowing sector when they take part in this year’s Made in the Midlands exhibition.


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