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

Subcontracting market drops

15 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

The subcontract manufacturing market fell by 15% in the third quarter of 2019 and is down 47% year-on-year according to the latest Contract Manufacturing Index (CMI).

The overall number of projects is at quite a high level, but these are mainly from smaller companies and the large OEMs are not putting out any new work.

Machining has seen the biggest drop, down over 30% on the previous quarter, while fabrication is actually up by 5%.

Fasteners reshored from China

15 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Albert Jagger Engineering, which supplies fasteners to the commercial vehicle bodybuilder, boat builder, agricultural and engineering industries, is to bring the manufacture of up to a million product back to the UK.

Investment from its parent company Albert Jagger Holdings, means the production of its Antiluce product range will be reshored from China.

Electric re-birth for Morris Van

15 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Morris Commercial, a UK-based automotive engineering and manufacturing start-up, is set to unveil a new electric light commercial vehicle, the Morris JE.

With an advanced, full electric, lithium-ion battery powertrain, the new Morris JE is designed as a premium product with a focus on styling, functionality and a practical driving range for business and pleasure.

Focus on business growth

09 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Newbury Electronics has appointed Francesca Stockwell to the new role of Business Development Manager and expanded its offices and assembly facilities.

Francesca has over 10 years' experience in the electronics sector in a variety of sales and business development roles. continues to go from strength to strength with recent investments in both staff and facilities.

Machining complex lightweight castings

09 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Alucast is targeting new automotive opportunities with a £2.25million machine shop and casting investment.

Alucast has upgraded its casting capability and opened a new 7,000 sq ft machine shop to support the growing demand of its automotive customer base for lightweight, complex components.

The UK’s leading independent aluminium foundry can now call upon 20 CNC machines at any one time, with five of those 5-axis, providing bed sides ranging from 400mm to 630mm.