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£10m automotive paint plant
Brose UK has received a new £10m investment designed to increase capacity, boosting the industry further following the Brexit vote. 13 Dec 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Coating is key to lighter vehicles
Tomorrow’s energy efficient vehicles could still be based around internal combustion engines, thanks to coatings that allow smaller, lighter units, says Steve Montisci of Keronite. 14 Nov 2016 - Engineering Capacity
JLR engine block advance
Grainger & Worrall is working with Jaguar Land Rover and the Advanced Propulsion Centre to develop a new type of cylinder block that uses plasma coatings. 08 Nov 2016 - Engineering Capacity
UK builds 1.9m engines in nine months
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) says that 1.9m engines have rolled off UK production lines in the first three quarters of 2016 as domestic demand drives higher production. 31 Oct 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Mould blanks drilled by Mollart
Mollart Engineering’s subcontract division has secured orders from a UK automotive company to produce a family of mould blanks having up to 30 interconnecting cooling holes drilled from five faces of the component. 28 Oct 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Railway test rig unveiled
The UK railway industry is celebrating the completion of a multi-million-pound test rig and the inauguration of a new group that will help to fast-track innovations in railway technology. 17 Oct 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Record sales for Brose
Automotive supplier Brose UK has enjoyed a major surge in sales, with turnover rising £43m to £195m over the last twelve months. 13 Oct 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Welding automation for auto seats
William Hughes has invested over £1/4m in a high technology twin robot welding cell. 26 Sep 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Borough Plating for 50 years
Borough Plating is celebrating 50 years of chrome-plating plastic components, having been at the forefront of the technology during the 1960s. 22 Sep 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Faster cutting for auto press tools
A new wire EDM machine at Lynar Manufacturing has doubled cutting speeds on press tools for parts used on automotive trailers 06 Sep 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Autins performance awarded by JLR
An automotive components manufacturer is celebrating receiving the prestigious JLRQ production award from Jaguar Land Rover, which is only given to selected suppliers who meet the company’s high quality standards. 17 Aug 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Cleaner parts for JLR
Leading aluminium die casting specialist, JVM Castings, has ensured that the parts it makes for car giant Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will meet the highest possible standards of cleanliness by purchasing seven new cleaning machines. 10 Aug 2016 - Engineering Capacity
New auto audit standard
A new edition of the VDA 6.3 will be issued in its third revised version in early 2017. 10 Aug 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Automotive reshoring event
ReshoringUK has launched a new event to unlock opportunities in the multi-billion pound automotive sector. 03 Aug 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Unipart wins Ford China contract
Unipart Manufacturing has secured a seven-year contract to supply engine components for Ford cars being produced in China. The contract will create 40 new jobs in Coventry. 03 Aug 2016 - Engineering Capacity
New automotive lines for Chomarat
Chomarat, a specialist in engineered textiles and composite reinforcement, is investing in a new varnishing and finishing line for automotive coated materials. 01 Aug 2016 - Engineering Capacity
MD appointed at Autins
Automotive Insulations, part of the Autins Group, has promoted Paul Walker from operating director to manage the Group’s UK headquarters. 29 Jul 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Kloeckner Metals gains auto standard
The Dudley facility of Kloeckner Metals UK has been accredited with ISO/TS 16949 certification by BSI to manufacture products for the automotive industry. 13 Jul 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Clamping holds down costs
An investment in magnetic work-holding equipment allowed Bowyer Engineering to significantly reduce machining costs for its customers. 06 Jul 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Lightweight biocomposite for car parts
Wrexham-based Applied Component Technology (ACT) has used its appearance at the first ever UK Automechanika event to reveal a new biocomposite that can significantly reduce the weight of interior and exterior parts used in cars, commercial vehicles and some aerospace applications. 21 Jun 2016 - Engineering Capacity