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

Aerospace subsidies in focus

17 Oct 2017 by Engineering Capacity

The latest news that Airbus is to take a majority stake in Bombardier's C-Series jet may mitigate the effect of the 300% tariff on imports of the planes sought by the US Department of Commerce, but there is still a serious threat to jobs at Bombardier in Northern Ireland.

Commenting on the tariff imposition Paul Adams, head of aerospace at management consultancy, Vendigital, said:

Driverless deliveries for Ocado

11 Oct 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Convert Ltd designed and supplied cable harnesses used by Ocado in Ocado's first UK driverless grocery delivery trials.

Composites manufacturer Shape Machining approached Convert to design and manufacture a cable harness for a project it was working on to build the cargo compartments for a prototype autonomous electric delivery van developed by Oxbotica, a leading driverless car software firm, and trialled by Ocado Technology.

European expansion for William Hughes

11 Oct 2017 by Engineering Capacity

William Hughes, which supplies custom-made springs, wire forms and assemblies, has  significantly expanded its European operations with the acquisition of a Polish automotive industry supplier.               

Nosag Polska is a major manufacturer of seat mats, wire frames and bent wire parts and has been established in Poland since 2005. With over 150 employees, it is a leading supplier to all the major car interior and car seat manufacturers.

UK aerospace contract for Australian gear maker

10 Oct 2017 by Engineering Capacity

An Australian company, Ronson Gears, has won a contract, subject to sample approval, to to supply bevel gears to an aerospace company in the United Kingdom.

The contract followed 12 months of discussions and is for a three-year term which commenced in June. Samples for approval are currently in production.

Minding the gap on Crossrail

10 Oct 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Sheffield specialist engineering firm SCX is playing its part in making travelling on the new underground lines of the Crossrail project easier, safer and more comfortable.

The Wincobank-based company is supporting Westinghouse Platform Screen Doors (WPSD), a division of Knorr-Bremse UK Rail, in optimising the installation of their platform screen system on the multi-billion-pound Crossrail project.

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