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

Manufacturers United

01 Jun 2020 by Engineering Capacity

A new initiative designed to build UK industrial capability and increase reshoring has got off to a flying start after £625,000 of orders were placed in the first few weeks.

UK Manufacturing Unite (#UkMfgUnite) has been launched in response to the national effort to produce more critical components and essential equipment at home and is the first step in the sector’s fightback against the damaging effects of Covid-19.

Reap reshoring benefits

01 Jun 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Even before Covid-19 highlighted the fragility of extended global supply chains, a trend toward reshoring of critical component and part manufacture was well under way. Precision engineering specialist Dawson Shanahan, a long-time proponent of UK-based manufacturing, spells out the growing advantages of this approach and addresses its challenges.

End-to-end understanding

01 Jun 2020 by Engineering Capacity

With disruption driven by COVID-19 continuing to overwhelm business across the globe, the need for end-to-end supply chain visibility and management has never been so urgent says by Richard Seel, Managing Director, delaware North America.

 It has become increasingly clear that if businesses across the manufacturing space want to manage disruption and adapt to new demands quickly, they need to have a good understanding of, and visibility over, their supply chain, in order to de-risk their operations.

Pledge to support skills

01 Jun 2020 by Engineering Capacity

One of the UK’s leading training providers has launched a new campaign to ensure apprenticeships are protected as manufacturers seek to find ways of coping with the Covid-19 pandemic.

In-Comm Training, which operates three academies at Aldridge, Bridgnorth and Shropshire, is asking firms in the West Midlands to sign-up to its ‘Skills Pledge’, which will see them commit to supporting apprentices, raising the profile of vocational learning and ‘upskilling’ their workforces.

ACE aims for Gold

27 May 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Advanced Chemical Etching (ACE) is hoping to achieve Gold Supplier status after being selected to take part in a supplier development by Collins Aerospace.

It is working with Collins, a world leader in aerospace and defence technologies, on a host of continuous improvement and training activities to help it strengthen its ability to supply group factories across the globe.