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Manufacturing news across diverse industry sectors in Cambridge & the East of England.

Froggy goes a courtin world markets with £2m hypercar

Lister Cars has bounced back to notch sales of over £3 million in 12 monthsIconic Cambridge sportscar maker Lister Cars has bounced back from a period in mothballs to notch sales of over £3 million in 12 months with a comeback 60th anniversary model.

Rail platform puts Dura £17m blueprint on track

Dura-CompositesAn Essex manufacturer is targeting a £10m jump in turnover after launching a new solution for the rail sector.

Cambridge role in nuclear power station revolution

Dr Geoff Parks, who is leading the Cambridge team on the nuclear projectTeams from Cambridge, the UK and the US are exploring a radical new type of nuclear power station that is safer, more cost-effective, compact, quicker and less disruptive to build than any previously constructed.

Johnson Matthey completes Chinese acquisition

Johnson-Matthey-ChinaJohnson Matthey, the Cambridge UK precious metals technology specialist, has completed its acquisition of A123’s cathode materials manufacturing facility in Changzhou, China, which produces lithium iron phosphate cathode materials.

Xaar slashes jobs amid carnage of broken China

Xaar-DinwoodieInkjet printing technology business Xaar is set to axe 20 per cent of its workforce – around 160 jobs – and has started slashing costs after a fresh business crash in China.

Domino sales surge ignites share price

Domino-Peter-Byrom-decIncreased international sales and the promise of more jam tomorrow from Domino, the Cambridge-based inkjet technology world leader, excited a UK stockmarket already buoyed by the vote against Scottish independence.

MAHLE recruits manufacturing apprentices

MAHLE-apprenticeshipWellingborough-based engineering firm MAHLE has welcomed three new apprentices to its manufacturing team following an unprecedented number of applications.

Manufacturing staff cash in as pay runs ahead of wider economy

EEF-Jim-DavisonManufacturing employees are continuing to see the benefit of economic recovery in their earnings, according to the latest pay data from EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation.

Growing engineering firm moves into fuel cells

53-Pembroke-avenueHuxley Bertram, a bespoke engineering and automation company serving international markets across industry, medical and other technology segments, has expanded with a move to new UK headquarters.

World-class materials imaging hothouse created

Credit-Diamond-Light-SourceAn Oxbridge collaboration between Cambridge company Johnson Matthey, Oxford University and Diamond Light Source has created a world-class materials imaging hothouse for the UK.

Cambridge role in Sumitomo Bakelite $265m US acquisition

David-SchofieldMarket and technical intelligence from Cambridge UK based Future Materials Group has helped Japanese client Sumitomo Bakelite conclude a 100 per cent acquisition of Vaupell Holdings Inc in Seattle.

Domestic orders power manufacturing recovery

Katja-HallThe recovery in British manufacturing continued apace in the last quarter, with faster growth in domestic orders and output, according to the latest CBI quarterly Industrial Trends Survey.

Redring invests £10m in manufacturing base

Lord-Livingston-at-RXGPeterborough-based Redring Xpelair Group (RXG) and its parent company Glen Dimplex have reinforced their commitment to British manufacturing by announcing a major investment programme at RXG’s state-of-the-art production facilities.

Marshall Mildenhall site sold to UK manufacturer

Marshall-MildenhallA new venture is being formed at the Marshall site at Mildenhall, Suffolk.

Coatings company takes off at Farnborough

Wallwork-standCambridge specialist coatings company, Tecvac, chose the Farnborough International Airshow this week to announce its rebranding as Wallwork Cambridge.

Marshall wins major defence contract

Marshall-workshopSupport for a range of containerised deployable systems for the UK Ministry of Defence is to be provided by Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, with G3 Systems as its partner, following the award of an enabling contract. Named ‘Project Amphora’, this framework contract will last up to seven years and will enable numerous and varied equipments to continue to operate successfully as Force 2020 develops.

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