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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.

Cambridge super steel creates world’s strongest ever armour

Harry-BhadeshiaA super strong form of steel created through a collaboration between Cambridge University, the MoD and Indian industrial giant Tata Steel is being manufactured in the UK for use as stronger and cheaper armour for front-line military vehicles.

Engineering enabler drives global product design from Cambridge

The team at engineering dotcom GrabCAD in CambridgeAn organisation that has developed the world’s largest community of mechanical engineers with over 1.3 million members is helping to drive technology product design for global clients from a Cambridge UK base.

Marshall and AW in hot 100 private firms

Robert Marshall, Marhall Group chief executiveThe two companies that dominate the Cambridgeshire business landscape in terms of revenue, profit and staff numbers – Marshall of Cambridge and Anglian Water – are in the top third of the UK’s top 100 private enterprises.

Lloyds Register backs TWI engineering venture with £15m

Christoph Wiesner, chief executive at TWIThe Lloyd’s Register Foundation has signed a heads of agreement with TWI, the materials joining technology specialist, to provide £15 million research funding to establish the new National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC) nearing completion at TWI in Cambridge UK.

Domino sales soar on market bounceback

Domino chairman Peter Byrom Coding and marking technology world leader, Domino Printing Sciences, reports a surge in global sales in the first half of the year as it continues to expand from its Cambridge UK springboard.

Carson leaves Matthey on crest of a wave

Neil-Carson-Johnson MattheyJohnson Matthey chief executive Neil Carson bowed out after 10 years today with a set of annual results that had shareholders throwing back the bed covers and groping for their iPads and smartphones.

Treatt flexes international muscle

Treatt-Daemmon ReeveAn international innovation strategy is paying handsome dividends for Bury St Edmunds flavour and fragrances specialist Treatt plc.

IfM maps out the future of global manufacturing

IfM-Sir-Mike-GregoryMore than 150 senior representatives from industry and government as well as UK and multinational companies attended the annual IfM briefing day.

Ford hosts manufacturing masterclass

Wrightform-L.ActionA new event aimed at preparing Essex manufacturers for expansion is taking place on Wednesday (May 21) at Ford Motor Company’s factory in Basildon.

Hayward Tyler wins new Korean nuclear contract

Ewan-Lloyd-BakerNew orders of £46 million and a fresh contract in the South Korean civil nuclear market have handed Luton UK manufacturer Hayward Tyler a double boost ahead of the company’s results announcement next month.

Manufacturers set to increase output

EEF-BDO-BarclaysForty per cent of manufacturing companies in East Anglia expect to increase output as the sector experiences a strong bounceback.

Cambridge operation a shining light for Heraeus

Heraeus-NoblelightSpeciality lighting innovation from its subsidiary in Cambridge UK is one of the key planks of a revitalisation strategy by German precious metal and technology group Heraeus as it plans resurgence after two slow financial years.

Million manufacturing workers needed in UK by 2020, warns EEF

Jim-Davison-EEFBritain’s manufacturers are facing a perfect storm with a million workers needed by 2020 to replace lost souls – and all at a time when skills in UK industry are in crushingly short supply.

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