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Aggregate Industries signs £3m technology and training deal

Aggregate Industries signs £3m technology and training deal
Supplier of construction and building materials, Aggregate Industries has signed a £3m deal with Siemens marking the start of a new technology and training partnership. This agreement positions Siemens as Aggregate Industries UK preferred technology supplier across the company’s 330 UK sites. The partnership will deliver efficiencies, as well as maintenance savings, and substantially reduce the company’s carbon footprint.
21st August 2018

Manufacturing output and orders remain robust

Manufacturing output and orders remain robust
Manufacturing output growth eased in the three months to August, according to the latest monthly CBI Industrial Trends Survey. The survey of 379 manufacturers revealed that output growth slowed slightly in the three months to August but remained well above the long term average. Output growth remained broad-based, with 13 out of 17 sub-sectors reporting growth, driven by the ‘food, drink and tobacco’ sector. Manufacturers expect output growth to continue at a similarly firm pace over the next three months.
21st August 2018

Creating a passion for STEM

TIer Steven Zhou got interested in technology more than 20 years ago. 
21st August 2018


Manufacturing pay myth smashed in new analysis

Manufacturing pay myth smashed in new analysis
  UK manufacturing makes a contribution to the UK economy which goes way beyond just the sum of its sub-sector parts, according to an annual snapshot of the sector published by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation and Santander.
20th August 2018

Online platform to provide brand-neutral manufacturing resource

Online platform to provide brand-neutral manufacturing resource
As a brand-neutral online platform, A Faster Horse provides users in the manufacturing industry, at no cost, direct access to experts, knowledge, insights and solutions from a wide range of qualified partners. Partners provide groups through which subscribers can access specialised content, advice and solutions designed to optimise operational efficiency, reduce waste and envision the future.
20th August 2018

Retrospective digitalisation makes the most of legacy equipment

Retrospective digitalisation makes the most of legacy equipment
Four in five manufacturers believe that smart factory technologies will improve their supply chain relationships, according to the Annual Manufacturing Report, 2018. The proposed benefits of data collection from smart sensors are huge, but some manufacturers still feel that a smart factory is out of their reach. Here, Nick Boughton, digital lead at systems integrator Boulting Technology explains how plants with legacy equipment can retrospectively upgrade their facility to a smart factory.
16th August 2018

Friendly rivalry can drive success

Friendly rivalry can drive success
It is natural for business people to be cautious when it comes to dealing with competitor companies, but the world is not entirely dog-eat-dog; sometimes a bit of friendly rivalry, co-operation or mutual support can pay handsome dividends. 
15th August 2018

Bridging the gender gap and encouraging girls to pursue STEM

Bridging the gender gap and encouraging girls to pursue STEM
Following its successful debut in July 2017, the NEA International Mentoring Workshop in Science and Engineering returned to Japan for the second year. Joshikai II for Future Scientists was held on 8‑9 August 2018 in Tokyo, in co‑operation with the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), in order to motivate young female students to explore science and engineering careers, and to suggest ways to overcome any barriers they may face along the way.
14th August 2018

Bringing music to engineering

Bringing music to engineering
Renishaw has teamed up with the Bristol Music Trust charity to combine science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and music education for children in Bristol, UK. As part of the collaboration, Renishaw is demonstrating the role that fun and creativity plays in engineering by supporting Beat Lab, an interactive music-tech initiative. The company is also supporting the Trust’s ‘Transform the Hall’ project by sponsoring an education room.
14th August 2018

Big firms urged to grasp ten percent levy move

Big firms urged to grasp ten percent levy move
A leading apprenticeship provider, Develop Training, has reportedly welcomed news that large employers are now able to transfer their levy funds to other organisations. But the company cautioned that firms will have to manage the process well to maximise the potential business benefits. 
9th August 2018


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