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  • £80m invested in green propulsion projects

    The government is investing £80m for four new project through the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) that will bring fuel cells into van fleets, develop high efficiency transmissions and create the next generation of electric and hybrid buses. 27 Mar 2015 - Engineering Capacity

  • Fiftieth year is a record-breaker for Barkley

    Birmingham-based plastic injection and toolmaking specialist, Barkley Plastics, is on track to smash the £7m turnover mark for the first time in its 50-year history. 26 Mar 2015 - Engineering Capacity

  • Maximising offshore wind opportunities

    The GROW:OffshoreWind programme has been granted a six-month extension as part of the government’s industrial strategy to help more manufacturers take advantage of investment in supply chain infrastructure. 26 Mar 2015 - Engineering Capacity

  • Formaplex targets growth

    Formaplex is investing £3m over the next year to increase its capacity and capability with support from its private equity backer, Dunedin. 25 Mar 2015 - Engineering Capacity

  • Low energy firing technology

    Development of a new low energy firing technology has moved a step closer after scientists from Lucideon used the technology to produce tiles which have the same strength as ones made using traditional, energy-intensive methods. 25 Mar 2015 - Engineering Capacity

  • Automation key to aero win

    An automated EDM cell gave Di-Spark the productivity and competitive advantage to win a major aerospace contract. 25 Mar 2015 - Engineering Capacity

  • Are you focused on growth?

    Manufacturers in England are being urged to see if they have the ‘high growth’ mindset by completing an online tool that could help them expand. 25 Mar 2015 - Engineering Capacity

  • Mouldings up to 3.5kg

    Stockton-on-Tees plastic injection moulding expert, Icon Plastics, has invested in more new technology to achieve future growth taking its total investment over the last year to £1m. 24 Mar 2015 - Engineering Capacity

  • Manufacturing still going strong

    The manufacturing sector is staying strong in the face of uncertainty with activity remaining stead in March, according to the CBI’s latest Industrial Trends Survey. 24 Mar 2015 - Engineering Capacity

  • WES launches innovation competition

    Wave Energy Scotland (WES), a new research and development body funded by the Scottish Government, is issuing a competitive project call for innovative power take-off (PTO) systems. 23 Mar 2015 - Engineering Capacity

  • Foundry chills out

    Sarginsons Industries in Coventry has cut energy bills in half by investing £250,000 in the very latest energy efficient furnaces at the foundry. 23 Mar 2015 - Engineering Capacity

  • CAV Aerospace sold to Better Capital

    Investment company, Better Capital PCC Limited, has acquired CAV Aerospace Limited from an overseas holding company through the General Partner of BECAP12 Fund LP (‘2012 Fund’). 20 Mar 2015 - Engineering Capacity

  • Supply chain threatens manufacturing

    Potential supply chain disruption is the biggest threat to a third of businesses in the manufacturing sector, according to research released by BSI, the business standards company and the Business Continuity Institute (BCI). 19 Mar 2015 - Engineering Capacity

  • Kent Cams tunes up

    New turning capacity at Kent Cams has enabled the company to cut machining times by two thirds and increase accuracy through one hit machining. 18 Mar 2015 - Engineering Capacity

  • Engineering recruitment show

    The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition will take place at the NEC, Birmingham on 24 & 25 April 2015. 18 Mar 2015 - Engineering Capacity

  • Quality accreditation in just four months

    Subcontract engineering company Sheldon Precision has achieved certification to BS EN ISO 9001:2008. 18 Mar 2015 - Engineering Capacity

  • GTMA Manufacturing UK 2015

    The GTMA’s ‘Manufacturing UK’ event is returning again this year, taking place on 23 April at Yamazaki Mazak’s state-of-the-art machine tool manufacturing plant, Worcester. 18 Mar 2015 - Engineering Capacity

  • Young Engineer of the Year’ award

    A West Midlands apprentice has been named as one of the future stars of engineering at the Manufacturing Technologies Association’s annual awards. 17 Mar 2015 - Engineering Capacity

  • Cash prizes for STEM ambassadors

    Submissions are being invited for two award schemes, The Armourers and Brasiers’ Gauntlet Trust, in partnership with The Welding Institute, that recognise individual achievements in engineering. 17 Mar 2015 - Engineering Capacity

  • British-built components drive the way

    British domestic component makers are seeing a surge in orders from UK vehicle producers, with 19% more products sold last year than in 2013, according to a new Automotive Council report. 16 Mar 2015 - Engineering Capacity

  • Element enters into new purchase agreement

    International materials testing expert, Element Materials Technology, has entered into a binding share purchase agreement with Bioquell PLC to purchase fellow testing expert, TRaC Global Ltd (TRaC). 16 Mar 2015 - Engineering Capacity

  • Adding value with apprenticeships

    With the ongoing need for high level skills in the engineering and manufacturing sectors, it’s vital the number of apprenticeships is increased if businesses are to grow and compete. Rachael Doyle reports. 15 Mar 2015 - Engineering Capacity