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Garage of the Year 2018

22 Mar 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Independent garages from across the UK are being urged to enter Automechanika Birmingham’s renowned ‘Garage of the Year’ awards which is now open for entries, celebrating the unsung heroes of the aftermarket.

Sponsored by the Independent Garage Association and run in partnership with Garage Wire, the competition is open to all garage businesses up and down the country.

Entrants may enter more than one category, explaining why their garage deserves to win the much-coveted prize, with the chance to walk away with £1000.

The six categories are:

Online GDPR help for auto sector

21 Mar 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Automotive learning technology providers Redware Limited has launched a new learning portal for the automotive industry in response to calls for GDPR training.

The new learning portal, The Automotive Academy, is designed to help individual learners and organisations across the automotive industry learn and develop with a range of eLearning courses handpicked for their relevance to the industry.

Cleaner CNC parts faster

21 Mar 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Stourbridge Turning and Grinding has uprated its component washing and degreasing facilities to speed throughput and deliver even cleaner products.

The company, which produces of CNC turned, machined and ground components for customers in the global hydraulics, automotive, construction, industrial vehicle and agricultural sectors has installed a new MecWash aqueous cleaning and degreasing system.

This will allow it to manage a 30% increase in production demand and offer a enhanced levels of cleanliness to its customers.

Handing on NDT baton

21 Mar 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Non-destructive testing provider Lavender is moving into a new era as the last founder retires and leaves the business in the hands of its 39 employees.

After over 40 years working in the NDT industry, Dave Lavender, one of the business’ original founders and last remaining Lavender still working in the business, is retiring. As part of the business’ succession plans, Lavender International became an employee-owned business in 2015, making all of the employees at the Sheffield-based company co-owners in the business.

Siemens backs 3D printing with €30m

21 Mar 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Siemens is investing in a new factory in Worcester that will double its footprint to allow for a fleet of 50 3D printing machines.

The €30m manufacturing plant for Materials Solutions Ltd, Siemens’ additive manufacturing specialist will be set up to fully harness the potential of digitalisation.