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COVID-19 accelerates Milton Keynes tech transition

COVID-19 accelerates Milton Keynes tech transition
As the tech sector and associated businesses rise to the pressures and opportunity presented by the reality of COVID-19, Sue Foxley, Research Director at property consultants, Bidwells delves into the impact of the virtual change within the Milton Keynes office market.
26th October 2020

Young futures turn the cogs at engineering company

Young futures turn the cogs at engineering company
Twelve fresh-faced youngsters have enrolled on a unique engineering pre-apprenticeship scheme in Birmingham. And the course will give the students hands-on experience and understanding of mechanical and electrical engineering at a time when skills development is at a premium.
23rd October 2020

How to optimise your stockholding power

How to optimise your stockholding power
Whatever line of business you are in, every company and sole trader needs to procure stock. The commodities and products required will vary between business sectors, but ultimately, goods out are directly controlled by goods in. By Paul McFadyen, Managing Director of metals4U
23rd October 2020


Manufacturing decline - how can the sector recover?

Manufacturing decline - how can the sector recover?
Following news that UK manufacturing activity continued to decline in the three months to October, as revealed by today’s CBI Industrial Trends Survey, Rafi Billurcu, Partner Head of ERP & Platforms Europe and Head of UK Manufacturing at Infosys Consulting, shares his thoughts.
22nd October 2020

Modernised mechatronics factory fully operational

Modernised mechatronics factory fully operational
Prevailing through challenging times, Electro Mechanical Systems (EMS), has officially opened its modernised factory. The new space provides a larger and more ergonomic work area that will allow EMS to further expand its high quality precision offering.
21st October 2020

WEG completes multi-million-euro investment

WEG completes multi-million-euro investment
WEG has now significantly expanded capacity at its WEG Centre of Excellence for Drive Development in Markt Piesting, Austria. Construction work for the new facilities on the grounds of WEG subsidiary Watt Drive Antriebstechnik GmbH is now complete, while modernisation of the machine pool will continue apace until 2023.
21st October 2020

IET increases match funding scheme for scholarships

IET increases match funding scheme for scholarships
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has increased its match funding scheme to £2m in order to support and inspire more future engineers. The original target of £1m, set as part of its 150th anniversary, has been met and the IET has agreed to continue matching donations for its Diamond Jubilee Scholarships, Engineering Horizons Bursaries and Education 4-19 programmes up to the value of £2m.
13th October 2020

It’s time to democratise quality assurance

It’s time to democratise quality assurance
Quality assurance is mandatory in all industries, tiers and geographies. But existing machine vision solutions are often so complex, that end-customers have no choice but to rely on machine vision experts and systems integrators to commission expensive, slow to deploy and highly tailored solutions. But quality shouldn’t be a luxury. Here Harel Boren, CEO and Co-founder of Inspekto, the company that developed Autonomous Machine Vision (AMV), explains why it’s time to democratise industrial quality assurance.
9th October 2020

Engineers make a stand for COVID-19 safety

Engineers make a stand for COVID-19 safety
A civil engineering firm in Pegswood has developed a new family of workstations offering a one stop central point for first aid and emergency resources which enables employees to quickly respond to onsite incidents and emergencies. The latest addition to the family is proving popular in the worldwide fight against COVID-19.
9th October 2020

Rethinking electrical and electronics supply chains

Rethinking electrical and electronics supply chains
By most measures, the UK industrial sector has returned to an overall state of growth in recent months, following the downturn caused by the COVID-19 lockdown. However, it’s important that electronics and electrical businesses adapt their operations and supply chains based on what the events of 2020 so far have shown us. Here, Steve Hughes, Managing Director of REO UK, outlines some of the lessons to be learned from COVID-19 in relation to electrical supply chains and how REO has adapted.
9th October 2020


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