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Manufacturing News, November 2017

Business innovation is key to manufacturers’ success at home and overseas, and is seen as a critical part of their growth strategies, according to a new survey published by EEF and Santander.   Business innovation helps manufacturers to do things better; it also helps them to enter new export markets, as well as to seek […]

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Lloyds Bank Manufacturing Outlook, Q4 2017

UK MANUFACTURING OUTLOOK (Q4 2017) Recent data paint a more positive picture of the sector than was previously believed to be the case. Manufacturing now looks to been one of the fastest growing parts of the economy during 2017. This echoes a more global-wide acceleration in manufacturing output, reflecting an upturn in world trade. Some […]

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Manufacturing News, November 2017

UK political uncertainty, particularly around Brexit, has dented British manufacturing’s appetite to invest in new plant and machinery, according to a study published by EEF and Santander.  The EEF/Santander Annual Investment Monitor – which is based on discussions with 328 companies – claims that while demand conditions should be spurring on investment just one third […]

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Manufacturing News, October 2017

A weaker exchange rate helped the manufacturing sector expand for the 14th month in a row in September, according to a survey of purchasing managers working in the industry.   The amount of growth in new export business was close to its highest level of the past six-and-a-half years, respondents said. They cited the fall […]

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Manufacturing News, July 2017

Sheffield Forgemasters International has announced a £2m investment into its melting facility to make refined steel with reduced energy consumption. Forgemasters inward investment is part of the company’s turnaround plan and drive towards operational efficiency improvements, and follows its announcement of a new intake of apprentices for 2017 across all of its business divisions. Operations […]

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Manufacturing News, May 2017

Organisations which have introduced advanced automation into their workplace are seeing revenue growth, job creation and greater employee satisfaction, according to a new global survey. By 2018, almost half of companies (46) said they would need greater automation to handle the volume of tasks being generated. By 2020, nearly nine in 10 companies (86%) are […]

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