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08 May 2018 by Tefloturn Ltd
Yes that's right, we're no longer in a Farm building, but rather a nice purpose-built production Unit on the North Lynn industrial estate. Our move has already paid dividends, as a new skilled C.N.C. programmer / setter has been found. - His name is Arthur, and we are sure he will turn into a very valuable asset.
I will post more when I have more to report.
Mick Finney, M.D - Tefloturn Ltd
07 Dec 2017 by Qimtek Ltd
With the CMI index reporting increased diversity in outsourced processes, Southern Manufacturing – which has a heavy electronics presence – is an important event for us to introduce new industry buyers to our subcontract suppliers.
22 Jun 2017 by Qimtek Ltd
Tech innovation sees UK firm target £2m sales boost
World-leading manufacturer of cooling, heating and air condition products, Grayson Thermal Systems has unveiled new water pump technology. An innovation three years in the making, the technology promises to deliver high flow pressure at lower pump speed, can be mounted in various orientations and offers a motor with a performance life of up to 40,000 hours. Read more...
26 May 2017 by Qimtek Ltd
General Election: Are quick trade deals now off the agenda?
Just when Brexit negotiations were all set to start, the surprise announcement of a snap election has thrown yet more political uncertainty into the mix. Does this mean quick trade deals are now firmly off the agenda? Adam McGiveron, a partner at law firm Shakespeare Martineau, investigates. Read more...
03 May 2017 by Qimtek Ltd
Manufacturing rises to three-year high signalling solid start to the second quarter.
After a slack final quarter in 2016, Qimtek’s contract manufacturing index rose by 11% from 147 to a respectable 163. Continuing the trend, the index for April, and retrospectively the beginning of Q2, shows a value of 172 - an increase of 5.5% when compared to the first quarter.
21 Apr 2017 by Qimtek Ltd
Subcontracting manufacturing proves resilient
After a slack final quarter in 2017, the subcontract manufacturing market seems to be shrugging off concerns about Brexit. The Market is up 11% in Q1 vs the previous quarter and up by 5% in comparison to the previous year.
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13 Apr 2017 by Qimtek Ltd
Market up 11% in Q1 on previous quarter and up by 5% on previous year
After a slack final quarter in 2017, the subcontract manufacturing market seems to be shrugging off concerns about Brexit
The value of the UK contract and subcontract market rose by nearly 11% in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the final quarter of 2016, according to the latest Qimtek Contract Manufacturing Index (CMI) figures.
The index for the first quarter of 2017 was 163, compared to 147 in the final quarter of 2016.
10 Apr 2017 by Qimtek Ltd
Equality Challenge Unit survey reveals STEMM academics' experiences of gender equality
Research published by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) finds that women employed in academia in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) report significant disadvantages across their working life – including barriers to training, caring responsibilities, and greater administrative duties.
The Royal academy of Engineering brings you this story in full: http://ow.ly/1Idg30aIzGN
During March, our members received enquiries from buyers who spend over £17.4M on outsourced Machining services!
06 Apr 2017 by Qimtek Ltd
March Machining Project Round Up:
23 Mar 2017 by Qimtek Ltd
It has been brought to our attention that there is an anonymous slander letter circulating the country.
We have been advised that this letter is being sent to both business premises and residential addresses and in turn, we would like to take this opportunity to reassure recipients that Qimtek does not hold any personal details, nor do we share any information with third parties.
We believe the culprit is cross-referencing company names - found via our directory - against public information held on external websites, such as Companies House.
Since the start of the year, our fabrication members have seen £20.94m worth of new business enquiries
02 Mar 2017 by Qimtek Ltd
February Fabrication Project Round Up:
Since the start of the year, our machining members have seen £31.9m worth of new business enquiries from UK OEMS
02 Mar 2017 by Qimtek Ltd
February Machining Project Round Up:
21 Feb 2017 by Qimtek Ltd
Great British Bake Off helps raise ETG sales
In what would be an unlikely ally when two industries collide, Engineering Technology Group (ETG) has received a £750,000 boost from houseware manufacturer, What More UK, who has seen demand for products soar since the popular baking show aired last year.
ETG had been requested to supply three Quaser VMC machining centres for What More, who hope to increase capacity, reduce production time and improve their ability to handle large progression tools with the introduction of the systems.
08 Feb 2017 by Qimtek Ltd
Strong start to 2017 for British automotive sector
New figures, released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), have shown that the British automotive sector experienced its best January for 12 years.
With a year-on-year increase of 2.9%, statistics outline that 174,564 new vehicles left car show rooms last month – the highest since 2005. However, that’s not all; the report also highlighted that the alternatively fuelled vehicles sector grew by almost 20%.
03 Feb 2017 by Qimtek Ltd
January Machining Project Round Up:
03 Feb 2017 by Qimtek Ltd
January Fabrication Project Round Up:
01 Feb 2017 by Qimtek Ltd
UK Industrial Strategy: 10 key points
Speaking at the launch of a Green Paper – a document outlining the government’s industrial strategy thinking – Prime Minister Theresa May said the UK is set for a “new approach” to support and promote manufacturing.
The proposed strategy lists “10 strategic pillars”:
1. Investment in science, research and innovation
2. Develop skills
3. Upgrade infrastructure
4. Improve procurement
5. Drive growth across the country
16 Jan 2017 by Qimtek Ltd
Donald Trump: I’ll do a deal with Britain
In a new interview with MP Michael Gove for The Times newspaper, Mr Trump has “nothing but praise” for Theresa May, and commended the Brexit vote as a demonstration that British people “want their own identity.”
Speaking of the possibility of trade deals, the President-elect, whose inauguration will take place on 20th January, told Mr Gove: “We’re gonna work very hard to get it done quickly and done properly. Good for both sides.”
13 Jan 2017 by Qimtek Ltd
Virtual Reality set to transform customer experience
According to new research from Oracle, a growing number of manufacturing and engineering firms are looking to take virtual reality to the next level by incorporating the technology into the experiences delivered to customers.
13 Dec 2016 by Qimtek Ltd
Vince Cable: Brexit must not undermine industrial strategy
In a recent article for The Engineer, former business secretary Vince Cable shared his views on the industrial challenges that are facing the government, addressing the skills gap as well as the future of engineering.
30 Nov 2016 by Qimtek Ltd
EEF publishes report on fourth industrial revolution
Designed to prepare manufacturers on the practicalities of the fourth industrial revolution, the report uses real-life manufacturing case studies to envisage how advanced technologies and techniques can be applied.