Press Release Category: Manufacturing

NIS expansion puts it on track to support the rail sector’s 120,000 recruitment push

A Wolverhampton-based training provider is ramping up activities to help the rail sector meet an anticipated 120,000 staff shortfall.National Infrastructure Solutions (NIS), launched by former youth international footballer and Royal Marine Commando Davie Carns, in 2018, is looking to support hundreds of local workers to retrain and upskill to take advantage of a ‘once in…

Why innovation is a double-edged sword for the circular economy

What do stone-age hunter gatherers, weavers from the 18th century, and 21st-century chip manufacturers have in common? Each experienced large increases in productivity due to innovative advances in technology. And they are not alone: innovation has been renewing the world for a long time and new ways of doing and making things have been changing…

DispatchTrack accelerates global expansion with new UK headquarters

DispatchTrack has announced new UK headquarters and further operational growth throughout EMEA and APAC.The announcement comes hot on the heels of DispatchTrack’s massive expansion in Latin America with the acquisition of Beetrack, a logistics software provider in the region, and adding a further 850 customers across 20 Latin American countries. DispatchTrack powers deliveries each year…

ABB and UK Power Networks switch to a sustainable future

UK Power Networks has commissioned ABB to supply the world’s first 36kV medium-voltage double busbar AirPlus Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS).It features AirPlus gas, which acts as an insulator between the electrical contacts with almost zero global warming impact. As part of its Environmental Action Plan to pass on a sustainable planet for future generations, the…

Go-Ahead selects Air Products as partner for pioneering hydrogen bus fleet

Public transport company The Go-Ahead Group has agreed a 15-year hydrogen supply deal with Air Products, a world leading industrial gas company, to power a fleet of fuel cell buses for deployment in the Gatwick Airport, Crawley and Horley area.The single-decker GB Kite Hydroliner buses, manufactured by Wrightbus in Northern Ireland, will be delivered in…

UK IIoT provider celebrates £2.1m investment

A UK Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions provider is celebrating a record 12 months in style after it completed a successful £2.1m investment raise.Konektio, the new name for InVMA, is taking advantage of the sector’s desire for digital transformation by rolling out its AssetMinder SaaS platform to help clients improve processes, runtime, safety and…

Made Smarter Innovation showcases activities at DMW

The Manufacturer’s Digital Manufacturing Week in Liverpool succeeded in highlighting the role digitalisation in manufacturing must play in the net zero agenda. Simon Edmonds, Innovate UK’s Deputy Executive Chair and Chief Business Officer reports.The events highlighted the best manufacturing case studies, collaborations and stories of tech developers supporting manufacturers on the road to digital transformation.…

Big boys increasingly turning to start-ups for help with innovation

Digital Catapult’s 12-month Made Smarter Technology Accelerator has concluded and has undoubtedly contributed to helping manufacturing giants recognise the benefits of working with start-up technology specialists to help them with innovation.The programme resulted in four start-up-led minimum viable products (MVPs) developed in record time for industry giants BAE Systems, Babcock International Group, Northumbrian Water Group and Safran Landing…

Huddersfield manufacturer secures new Far East distribution partner

A Huddersfield-based electron beam (eBeam) additive manufacturing (AM) specialist has announced it has secured a new distribution partner in the Far East.Wayland Additive says it has signed a partnership agreement with HTL Co Japan Ltd, which will see the latter operate as a distribution partner of Wayland Additive in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. HTL…

Needham Group aims for laser technology expansion with PP C&A manufacturing deal

A new strategic deal – born in the heart of the West Midlands – is set to create one of the UK’s leading laser marking authorities.Needham Group, which employs 70 people at its Whitchurch base, has selected PP Control & Automation (PP C&A) as its new manufacturing partner responsible for the assembly of its N-Lase…