Rail News – Late March 2022

Two engineering firms have said they are creating about 200 jobs in Derby. Train builder Alstom, which replaced Bombardier in the city, said it wants to hire 100 mechanical fitters. And an on-site supplier, Motherson, said it needs the same number of electrical fitters to join it. Both companies are working with recruitment agency Shorterm to fill the positions which are being offered to meet their manufacturing demands for the year ahead For the roles at Motherson, no experience is required, and full paid training ... Read more

Industrial Metals News – Late March 2022

  The US has agreed to ease Trump-era tariffs on UK steel and aluminium shipments, resolving an issue that had strained relations between the allies. The move follows earlier deals with the European Union and Japan over the controversial taxes, which were imposed by former President Donald Trump in 2018 in the name of national security. In exchange, the UK will suspend extra taxes it had put on US products such as bourbon and Levi's jeans. Business groups welcomed the decision. Under the agreement, the US ... Read more

Power Generation News – Late March 2022

HydrogenOne Capital Growth plc (LON:HGEN) and the corporate venture arm of French aerospace company Safran Group (EPA:SAF) announced a common investment in Cranfield Aerospace Solutions Ltd (CAeS), an UK aircraft innovation company. https://renewablesnow.com/news/hydrogenone-safran-invest-in-uk-hydrogen-aircraft-firm-778338/ ----------------------------------- More jobs are on the horizon after a company which makes wind turbines announced a new generation of the green energy machines. Vestas currently employs 650 people manufacturing wind turbine blades on the Isle of Wight, it is thought 50 new jobs will be created. The Danish company said the longer 85m ... Read more

Manufacturing News – Late March 2022

UK manufacturing output grew at a brisk pace in the three months to March, but the balance of manufacturers expecting to increase prices rose to a survey record high, according to the latest monthly CBI Industrial Trends Survey. https://www.cbi.org.uk/media-centre/articles/strongest-manufacturing-price-expectations-in-survey-history/ Read more

Aerospace News – Late March 2022

Delta has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to become the first US-based airline to collaborate with Airbus on the latter’s existing efforts to commercialise the use of hydrogen for aircrafts.   Airbus recently agreed to a partnership with engine manufacturers to enable the use of hydrogen in combustion engines, with an overall aim of integrating it into a zero-emission aircraft by 2035.   Airbus signed a partnership agreement with CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines. The companies will work ... Read more

Automotive News – Late March 2022

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said today a relocation of car manufacturing back to the UK would be “good news” for the sector. “If supply chain resilience provides the opportunity to reshore more of the supply chain in the UK, we would certainly support and encourage that,” SMMT’s chief executive Mike Hawes told City A.M. Automotive makers started moving production away from eastern Europe following Russia’s decision to invade Ukraine and the consequent set of sanctions imposed on Moscow. According to ... Read more

Medical News – Early March 2022

Background news of importance to medical sector is the ever closer convergence of ISO13485 with FDA quality system approval, see this link…. This alignment makes it easier to manufacture for global supply (particularly into the USA market). https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=e164b27f-89ba-4010-8376-cc8b01f9c68d Source: Lexology.com Read more

Nuclear News – Early March 2022

A report has been published by the Nuclear AMRC part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, on behalf of the Supply Chain Woking Group of the CCUS Council. The report “CCUS supply chain intervention strategy,” is the first key output from the CCUS Council Supply Chain Working Group, Chaired by Dame Judith Hackitt. Today’s report concludes that there is a significant opportunity to increase UK manufactured content in the Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage sector, contributing to economic growth and creating export ... Read more

Shipbuilding News – Early March 2022

The Department for Education (DfE) is calling on experts from the shipbuilding industry to apply to become a member of the first UK Shipbuilding Skills Taskforce. Following the publication of the refreshed cross-government National Shipbuilding Strategy, which sets out a package of government measures aimed at fostering a shipbuilding renaissance across the UK, the DfE will lead work to establish a UK wide Taskforce to develop a world-leading skills strategy to support the industry.  https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-shipbuilding-taskforce-launched-to-boost-skills-and-jobs--2?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications-topic&utm_source=31a0fa71-1346-49cf-b337-2e7912ae90f4&utm_content=daily   Read more

Power Generation News – Early March 2022

Siemens Energy has announced an investment in a new digital platform for on-demand additive manufacturing services. The platform, named MakerVerse, is a joint venture initiative between ZEISS and financial/venture capital investors including 9.5 Ventures, and is designed to be a ‘one-stop fulfilment platform’ for everything from prototypes to spare parts by connecting industrial clients with a global network of certified additive manufacturing suppliers. Set to make its public launch towards the middle of 2022, MakerVerse will be based in Berlin and focus on ... Read more
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