Rail Industry remains buoyant despite recent lockdown

Over the last 12 months and with the recent lockdown we have seen a decline in business in both the automotive and aerospace sectors, however, the rail industry remains buoyant.  Over 60 GTMA members have now registered to join the Rail Cluster Group and we will be working closely with these companies over the coming months. Click here to read the full article in MEM Magazine October 2020   Read more

Railway Industry Association joins Reshoring UK to promote the UK’s Rail Industry

The Railway Industry Association, the UK trade body for the rail supply community, has joined Reshoring UK, a collaboration of industrial engineering associations focused on connecting manufacturers with trusted, accredited UK suppliers capable of delivering products and services that match their requirements Click here to read the full article in September 2020 issue of MEM Magazine   Read more

Industrial Metals News, September 2020

A company looking for lithium in hot springs in Cornwall has found the metal at "globally significant" levels. Global demand for lithium, which is used in batteries for mobile phones and electric cars, is increasing. Cornish Lithium has been sampling deep geothermal waters near Redruth and said initial tests indicated some of the world's highest grades of lithium.  Chief Executive Jeremy Wrathall said the results gave Cornwall "potential for a real new industry". He said: "This is an exciting step towards the realisation of ... Read more

Energy & Power Generation News, September 2020

The UK is achieving less than half of the required build rate to deliver energy systems that will reach net-zero emissions by 2050, according to a new whitepaper from engineering consultancy Atkins. The “Race to Net-Zero” whitepaper explores the capacity requirements of low-carbon technologies based on the Committee on Climate Changes’ (CCC) recommendations to the UK Government on the net-zero legislation. Under the requirement, Atkins has found that 48 natural gas units, 66 biomass facilities, six nuclear power stations, and 6,520 offshore ... Read more

Manufacturing News, September 2020

The SME Group at WMG, University of Warwick, has secured a £6m extension to their programme to help small manufacturing companies in the East and West Midlands. The programme, which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the High Value Manufacturing Catapult at WMG, is designed to support Midlands manufacturers, helping them overcome manufacturing challenges, improve productivity and boost their competitiveness. The WMG team behind the programme has a wealth of industry experience, with expertise in materials and manufacturing, sustainability, ... Read more

Aerospace News, September 2020

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland, has announced that it has signed a lease with property investment firm Canmoor for a unit at Westway Park in Renfrew, part of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland. The facility will be primarily used for the Group’s £11.8 million research and development programme with the world’s largest aerospace company, Boeing. The space, which is around the size of a football pitch, will be refurbished to accommodate the personnel and equipment needed for the Boeing programme. It ... Read more

Automotive News, September 2020

UK and European carmakers have warned a no-deal Brexit could put a £100bn dent in the region's car industry in the next five years, adding to heavy losses already caused by Covid-19. A letter signed by 23 trade groups across Europe urges the government to make a deal rather than default to World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.  It says without one, there will be a "catastrophic" rise in tariffs. A government spokesperson said it was "working hard" to reach an agreement. The industry has ... Read more

Reshoring UK initiative gains momentum

The number of leading industrial engineering associations currently behind the Reshoring UK initiative has recently been expanded with the addition of the Railway Industry Association (RIA), British Plastics Federation (BPF), Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC) and Invest Northern Ireland. Now, the members of the 26 sector and technology specific business groups are adding further momentum to Reshoring UK, a collaborative development that assists manufacturers connect with trusted, accredited suppliers capable of delivering UK-based products and services. The Railway Industry Association, the UK trade body ... Read more

British Coatings Federation (BCF) collaborates with GTMA to encourage more UK manufacturing

The BCF is proud to be part of the Reshoring UK initiative, a web-based supplier and buyer portal which has been developed as a comprehensive map of the vast number of capabilities available within the UK. Currently holding the details of 4,500 companies from 22 Trade Associations, it allows users to build a connected network that forms the foundation of a robust, end-to-end supply chain for any manufacturing or technology focused businesses. Julia Moore is the CEO of GTMA, the Trade Association ... Read more

Reshoring UK initiative gains momentum with new recruits

The number of leading industrial engineering associations currently behind the Reshoring UK (www.reshoring.uk) initiative has recently been expanded with the addition of the Railway Industry Association (RIA), British Plastics Federation (BPF) Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC) and Invest Northern Ireland - taking the number of sector - and technology - specific business groups to 26. Reshoring UK is a collaborative development that enables manufacturers to connect with trusted accredited suppliers capable of delivering UK based products and services. The full article is courtesy of ... Read more
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