Engineering Capacity is the UK's news source for subcontract and contract manufacturing.

Business forum in Bilbao

28 Oct 2020 by Engineering Capacity

The Subcontratación international subcontracting trade event will take place at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre from 1 to 3 June 2021.

This important business forum is an event not to be missed by subcontractor SMEs looking to find new contacts, improve and extend their business model, and keep on evolving. The event, which will be in its 20th year, has become the only trade show in Spain for manufacturing processes and equipment that is designed for subcontractor SMEs. It is also a benchmark platform within the advanced manufacturing framework.

What support do you need?

27 Oct 2020 by Engineering Capacity

SME manufacturers are invited to pinpoint the support required for economic recovery in England’s biggest survey.

The organisers behind England’s largest SME manufacturing survey are urging companies to take part in their latest report, which will aim to pinpoint the exact type of financial support firms need to recover from Covid-19.

Swapping diesel for hydrogen

27 Oct 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Permali has won UK Government funding to develop a lightweight composite solution that will allow existing diesel-powered buses to be retrofitted with zero-emission hydrogen powertrains.

The objective is to rapidly develop an affordable green technology alternative that can accelerate the ability for the UK to meet its net zero emissions target.

Automechanika Birmingham postponed until June 2022

27 Oct 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Messe Frankfurth has announced that the automotive aftermarket and supply chain event Automechanika Birmingham has been postponed to 7-9 June 2022.

The announcement comes following the postponement of Automechanika Frankfurt to September 2021, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The UK event decision has not been taken lightly say the organisers who have taken several months to discuss this with exhibitors and the NEC to deliver the best solution for the market.  

Sticking with apprenticeships

27 Oct 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Custom sheet metal and machining specialist KMF has kept up its investment in apprentices for the tenth year running

KMF Group invests in young people every year and despite COVID-19  has taken on a further five apprentices this year.

Over the past 10 years over 100 people have come through KMF’s programme including 12 adult apprentices. This year  Shay Johnston, Aiden Sneyd, Oscar Evans, Kelly Palin, and Kyle Marshall have joined the award-winning precision engineering business.