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News
26/02/2015

EEF urges incoming government to 'embed growth plans'

Britain's manufacturers have set the next government four key priorities to build on and secure the economic recovery, or risk failing to build the better balanced economy the UK urgently needs.

The priorities - contained in a business manifesto 'Securing a Manufacturing Renaissance' launched today by EEF, the manufacturers' organisation at its ...
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25/02/2015

Engineering firm in court

A Cumbrian engineering firm has been fined £12,000 and ordered to pay £501 ...
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25/02/2015

Disaster mitigation service

Professional engineering consultancy Hydro International has launched a ...
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25/02/2015

BGF lands Chemoxy a £20m fund

Contract chemical manufacturer Chemoxy has received a £10 million growth ...
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25/02/2015

V-MARQ certification scheme

An independent certification scheme has been developed in response to a ...
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24/02/2015

SMEs defy slowdown

Small and medium sized manufacturers (SMEs) in England are defying ...
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24/02/2015

Compressor cuts costs

The Gateshead outlet of work wear and hygiene equipment supplier Johnsons ...
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Features
23/02/2015

Premium efficiency

Since 1 January 2015, IE3 premium-efficiency motors have been compulsory for new machines in the range 7.5–375kW. Brian Tinham examines the implications of the second phase of EU MEPS

Since 1 January 2015, rules governing the efficiency of new, low-voltage electric motors permitted for sale in the European Union have changed. Virtually all ...
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23/02/2015

Main event packs a punch

Last year’s Maintec broke records, attracting more than 3,670 visitors. On its return to the NEC, Birmingham on 24–26 March 2015, it will be even bigger thanks to its co-location with other shows including the Health and Safety Event
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23/02/2015

Automation architectures

As control system developers increasingly adopt the technologies and techniques of mainstream IT, the results are reducing costs and improving flexibility.
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25/01/2015

Occupational health department

Setting up an occupational health department in your company or using an outside service for preventive healthcare can result in a healthy profit as well as a healthy workforce, says Ian Vallely
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Norgren changes name
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Automation architectures
As control system developers increasingly adopt the ...
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Premium efficiency
Since 1 January 2015, IE3 premium-efficiency motors have ...
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Main event packs a punch
Last year’s Maintec broke records, attracting more than ...