Hayley Toth, Journalist

As the newest member of the team, Hayley is an accomplished writer and literature enthusiast. With a specific interest in emerging technologies and the application of these to the manufacturing cycle, Hayley has a specific interest within tooling, control systems, telematics and the achievement of lean manufacturing processes; noting that this can only be achieved through improved efficiencies and the production tools to facilitate this, Hayley is a keen champion of those pushing the boundaries of production capacities and efficiencies.

Volvo

Volvo Increased Profits Despite Falling Demand in US

Vehicle manufacturer, Volvo Group has beat profit forecasts even though demand in North America for the firm’s heavy vehicles continues to fall. The drop was predicated; the increase – perhaps less so. The firm had lowered its expectations with regards to North America for the third time this year after US vehicle orders dropped by …

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Mollart Engineering

Mollart Engineering Secures Export Orders Worth More Than £2m

Mollart Engineering has secured export orders of its gundrilling machine worth a huge £2m. The nine-machine order is reported to have put the company on target for its build ambitions for this financial year as well as setting the firm up nicely for even better 2018. The machines have been snapped up by automotive industry …

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COSLA

Scottish Goverment and COSLA Shake Hands On £420m Flood Defence plan

In light of recent flooding and the significant disruption caused by floods when they hit, the Scottish government, together with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA), have agreed on a multimillion pound investment scheme toward better protecting the country from risk of flooding. The plan will run for the next 10 years and see …

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London Power Tunnels

London Power Tunnels Project Gets Safe with FSP

The challenge of properly managing health and safety often results in the most extraordinary innovations, and this one is no different. Telford-based, steel manufacturing firm Fabweld Steel Products (FSP) has design-engineered pioneering, new stretcher access covers for use in service shafts in power tunnels under London. It comes as part of the London Power Tunnels …

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HEEPs Loan Scheme

Energy Efficient Scotland a Strong Possibility With HEEPS Loan Scheme and SWIGA

The government in Scotland has launched a new energy efficiency incentive with a view to fostering new enthusiasm for environmental-friendly practices of construction within the residential sector. The HEEPS Loan Scheme is open to owner-occupiers, private tenants and registered landlords within the private sector and provides loans of up to £15k toward a range of …

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Blueberry Therapeutics

Blueberry Therapeutics Awarded £3m to Develop Pioneering Fungal Treatment

After a major fundraising drive, the Greater Manchester and Cheshire Life Sciences Fund has managed to raise a huge £3m which will go toward developing a medicine to treat fungal infections at Alderley Park. The fund is borne out of a collaboration of local authorities, Cheshire East Council and Greater Manchester Combined Authority, and champions …

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Martin Jetpack

First Commercial Personal Jetpack Launched by Martin Jetpack

There are few of us who haven’t dreamed of getting our hands on the jetpacks seen in James Bond films and the Star Wars movies but, despite millions of pounds worth of investment, the market has struggled to deliver. Until now. Peter Coker, Chief Executive of Australia-based firm, Martin Jetpack, has unveiled what he’s described …

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Ford

Ford Becomes the First to Make Foam and Plastic from Recycled CO2

Leading automotive manufacturer, Ford Motor Company has become the first to create both foam and plastic components by harnessing capturing carbon dioxide. Made with up to 50% carbon dioxide-based polyols, the material – used widely for a number of vehicle components – has been proven to meet even the most stringent automotive test standards and …

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financial management

Thinking Commercially: Innovative Financial Management

It’s not unknown that the world remains in a state of economic uncertainty; following the UK recession, stories of financial insecurity have hit the headlines on a daily basis. Whether referring to manufacturing or retail industries, the UK or abroad, economic problems appear omnipresent and are undoubtedly re-shaping the way businesses operate – most predominantly, …

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Airbus

Airbus Makes Headway on 3D Printing Solutions for Aircraft

Global aircraft manufacturing specialist, Airbus has revealed it is ever-closer to realising the ultimate ambition of aerospace business: the ability to produce highly complex and highly competent planes with additive manufacturing. The leading manufacturer continues to invest heavily in pioneering additive manufacturing technologies with a view to revolutionising the aerospace industry’s production line and has, …

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Winbro

Winbro Opens New Advanced Machining Facility Following Accelerated Growth

US-based, advanced manufacturing specialist, Winbro Group Technologies has further extended its global identity with the establishment of its new Winbro Advanced Machining Facility near Loughborough. The 43,000 sq ft facility, located in Shepshed, was opened last week by Rt Hon Anna MP, Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise. Since its founding over 30 years …

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