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Jobs boost for Duxford as Hexcel begins work on £6m R&T facility

Olivier Cauquil of Airbus Business Secretary, Vince Cable joined management, staff and clients at Hexcel’s Duxford site to celebrate the ground-breaking for a new £6 million R&T facility and additional investments for capacity expansions. These investments will add up to 100 jobs to the Duxford workforce by 2017.

Cable triggers £80m spend and over 5,000 jobs for Cambridge hinterland

UK Business Secretary Vince CableUK Business Secretary Vince Cable today unveils an £80 million-plus infrastructure bonanza for the Cambridge technology and industrial hinterland, with a potential payback of more than 5,000 jobs.

Domino invests In new India factory

Domino-IndiaCambridge UK coding and marking technology world leader Domino has opened a new factory in India.

Swiss climb into acquisition of ladder supplier

Darren-Bear-2014Youngman Group, an Essex-based supplier of innovative access equipment and systems has been acquired by Werner Access Products UK Holdings Ltd. in a multi-million pound deal supported by Cambridge financial and business advisers Grant Thornton LLP.

Norfolk banjo company announces five new models

Shackleton-prototype-banjoThe Great British Banjo Company, which launched just over a year ago with a Kickstarter campaign that raised nearly £50,000 has announced five new banjo models which will come on stream from January.

Seaglaze reshores production after £1m investment

Seaglaze-MDA £1m investment into a new glass toughening plant is set to help a Norwich manufacturer target £3m in sales – for the first time in its 44-year history.

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.

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