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11 Dec 2007 by EEF - East Midlands and Mid Anglia
The lack of a proper, consistent strategy on business taxation is damaging UK industry, say manufacturers.
11 Dec 2007 by Selex Galileo
BAE Systems and the Malaysian Ministry of Defence have today signed a contract that will see BAE Systems continue to provide support to the Royal Malaysian Air Force s (RMAF) Hawk fleet.
The contract, a Direct Purchase Agreement (DPA), enables the RMAF to buy goods and services from BAE Systems, within an identified budget and under a set of agreed terms and conditions. This latest DPA, the RMAF Hawks have been supported under similar agreements since they were delivered in during the 1990 s, will run until 2010.
11 Dec 2007 by MAS - Manufacturing Advisory Service
An impressive £10 million of value has been added to manufacturing businesses across the south east thanks to the regional Manufacturing Advisory Network s (MAS) Best Practice Network initiative.
The eight local networks allow manufacturers to come together and share ideas, knowledge and experience in order to help each other in achieving continuous improvement. Covering topics such as leadership, processes, consumer demand and equipment, the meetings are also audited by MAS South East to monitor progress.
11 Dec 2007 by Nexia Solutions Ltd
A UK company has developed a mobile decontamination system that uses foam technology and could aid the lengthy process of decommissioning Sellafield.
Consisting of two components a wheelie bin-sized stainless steel pressure vessel that is the foam generator and a separate 1m x 1m x 1.5m encapsulation receptacle Cheshire-based Nexia Solutions' air-powered system can be wheeled into a plant and attached to contaminated equipment.
11 Dec 2007 by Rolls Royce
Rolls-Royce announced today that the engine element of the Salam Project, covering the purchase and support of Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, will be worth up to £1 billion for the EJ200 engines and support.
The Salam government-to-government contract covers the sale and support of a fleet of 72 Typhoon aircraft that will be operated by the Royal Saudi Air Force.
11 Dec 2007 by BAE Systems
11 Dec 2007 by Rolls Royce
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.