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03 Dec 2007 by Jaguar Land Rover
Jaguar is pinning its hopes for the future on its new XF model sports saloon, for which production has now begun.
Ford, owner of Jaguar, has been suffering significant losses of late, and company leaders hope that the new car will boost sales and offer some stability for the brand, which is currently in the midst of a buyout alongside Land Rover.
03 Dec 2007 by Qimtek Ltd
major survey of 600 companies conducted by the EEF has suggested that the UK will continue to be the primary location for high value manufacturing for the ensuing five years.
The results of the survey showed that, where production operations were concerned, seven out of 10 companies intended to remain in a UK primary location, despite undergoing some moves to low cost economies. Moreover, 90 per cent of companies said that their research and development operations would continue to be based in the UK.
03 Dec 2007 by BAE Systems
BAE Systems has agreed the purchase of Pitch Technologies AB (Pitch), the Swedish high-tech firm, for 61.3 MSEK.
Linköping, Sweden-based Pitch is an innovator of simulation products and services, which have been adopted by some of the largest government and industrial organisations worldwide, including NASA and Boeing.
The acquisition is of special benefit to both companies, due to BAE Systems need for air traffic control simulators and advanced computer-based training.
03 Dec 2007 by Qimtek Ltd
Creative Outsourcing Solutions International (COSi), in Maesteg, South Wales recently announced plans to cut jobs there.
However, the company now says it has been bought by Dutch firm Budelpack, which provides contract manufacturing and packing, securing 560 jobs at the site.
COSi said last month that it was 'fighting to keep the jobs in Maesteg'.
It said there had been disappointing trading over the summer, resulting in lower sales for the year than previously expected. The company has an annual turnover of £70 million.
03 Dec 2007 by BAE Systems
Diamond, the third of the Royal Navy s new Type 45 class of anti-air warfare destroyers, was successfully launched from the BAE Systems' shipyard at Govan, on the Clyde, today.
27 Nov 2007 by Rolls Royce
One of Latin America s premier carriers, LAN Airlines S.A, has selected the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 to power a new fleet of up to 41 Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The order, which is the first LAN has placed with Rolls-Royce, covers engines for 26 firm and 15 option aircraft with deliveries commencing in 2012.
In addition, the engines will be supported under a long-term TotalCare® service agreement. The potential value of the engine order and service contract to Rolls-Royce is over $2.4 billion at catalogue prices.
26 Nov 2007 by Qimtek Ltd
Stepper motors fitted with flying leads often require elaborate and costly modification to adapt the wiring into applications, particularly where EMC, environmental protection or smart appearance is of importance. To address the problem, Mclennan Servo Supplies Ltd, the Surrey based mechatronics solutions provider has commissioned the acclaimed Japanese manufacturer Tamagawa Seiki to produce a new range of NEMA 23 and 34 frame hybrid stepper motors complete with a terminal block and a choice of cable gland or metal ring connectors.
26 Nov 2007 by British Sugar plc
Lord Rooker, minister for sustainable food and farming and animal health, opened British Sugar's bioethanol production facilities at Wissington in Norfolk yesterday.
The plant, said to be the first of its kind in the UK, produces bioethanol from locally grown sugar beet and has an annual production capacity of 70 million litres made from 110,000 tonnes of surplus sugar.
26 Nov 2007 by Carillion National & Regional Buildings
Carillion has won a £90m contract for the construction of two office blocks as part of the regeneration of King s Cross.
The contract, awarded by developers Argent and landowners London & Continental Railways and DHL-Exel, comprises the construction of 450,000 sq ft of office space of which 250,000 sq ft have been agreed for pre-letting to Sainsbury s.
19 Nov 2007 by Elesa UK Ltd
Much equipment in the medical, orthopaedic and photographic areas requires small, easy to use clamping wing knobs, such as the new Elesa CWN series. Likewise, collapsible or quick assembly equipment such as tripods or temporary stands where lightweight and quick easy use are of paramount important.
Elesa have taken a completely new design approach to the CWN series with a re-engineering of its manufacturing process to produce smaller 32mm (M6) and 40mm (M8) sizes at lower cost than previously available.
19 Nov 2007 by Qimtek Ltd
Government initiatives such as MAS and the manufacturing industry as a whole can t afford to rest on their laurels, says Stephen Timms, Minister for Competitiveness.
Stephen Timms, Minister for Competitiveness, launching the MAS 2007 Annual Report
The Minister was speaking at the House of Commons launch of the MAS 2007 Annual Report, where he also outlined the next phase of its activity. This included a new focus on sourcing and supply chain issues.
19 Nov 2007 by BAE Systems
BAE Systems has won a $25.8 million, 4-year recompete contract to provide technical support for the operation and maintenance of the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Pacific (NCTMAS PAC) facilities operating on Oahu and other communications sites throughout Hawaii.
'BAE Systems is excited about this win as it allows us to continue our partnership with NCTAMS PAC and the communications community, providing a valuable service to the Department of Defense and the Pacific Fleet, said Doug Belair, president of BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services.
19 Nov 2007 by Qimtek Ltd
The Government s British jobs for British workers initiative has kicked off with the promise of 7.5 million skills boosting training places to be implemented over next three years.
The plan, laid out by Prime Minister Gordon Brown, includes 3.5 million basic literacy and numeracy courses; 120,000 apprenticeships for the under-25s, 30,000 for those above age 25 and an extra 95,000 with poor qualifications, allowing them to gain GCSEs or equivalent. Many of the courses will be part-funded or supported by employers.
19 Nov 2007 by Bombardier Aerospace
Today, Bombardier Aerospace announced that the Government of Croatia has placed a firm order for another two Bombardier 415 amphibious aircraft. With this order, the Croatian government is increasing its fleet to six Bombardier 415 aircraft.
The contract is valued at approximately $62 million US, and includes spare parts, pilot training and multi-purpose equipment that will allow this aircraft to perform medical evacuations and emergency relief.
15 Nov 2007 by Rolls Royce
Rolls-Royce announced today at the Dubai Airshow that Emirates Airline has ordered Trent XWB engines to power up to 120 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft. The business is potentially worth up to $8.4 billion at list prices, if all options are exercised, including a long-term TotalCare® services agreement.
The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB is currently the only engine available on the A350 XWB family. Emirates has ordered 50 firm A350-900 and 20 A350-1000 aircraft, with 50 option rights, due for delivery from 2014.
Brunel - UK manufacturer of finished zinc die castings, metal pressings and assemblies - achieves ISO9001 BSI accreditation
13 Nov 2007 by Mike Smith Manufacturing and Business Consulting
12 Nov 2007 by Qimtek Ltd
Manufacturing has seen positive growth in new orders across most UK over the past three months, despite the impact of the global credit squeeze on confidence.
The latest quarterly Regional Trends Survey, published by the CBI and Experian, showed that recent financial turmoil has depressed business confidence and export optimism in virtually all regions, but there is little evidence that it has inflicted serious damage on manufacturing activity in the past three months.
12 Nov 2007 by Hornby Hobbies Ltd
Kent-based toymaker Hornby has attributed its rise in profits to the increase in Formula One popularity, following the success of homegrown star Lewis Hamilton.
The company reported a pre-tax profit of £2.6 million, rising from £1.8 million. Sales increased by 37 per cent in the six months to the end of September a rise to £24.6 million compared to £17.9 million at the same time last year.