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"Stonger together": Manufacturing and engineering sector trade shows co-locate for greater success

Three key engineering and manufacturing UK trade show organisers - Messe Frankfurt UK, Nineteen Group and Rapid News Group - will co-locate their events in a new three-year partnership, which will see Automechanika Birmingham, Design Engineering Expo, Engineering Expo, Manufacturing Expo, Med-Tech…

🕘 8 hours ago

ABB is acquiring ASTI Mobile Robotics Group to drive next generation of flexible automation with Autonomous Mobile Robots

ABB is poised to acquire ASTI Mobile Robotics Group (ASTI), a manufacturer of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). The acquistion will expand ABB’s robotics and automation portfolio, making it the only company to offer a complete portfolio for the next generation of flexible automation.

🕘 5 days ago

Bona Furtuna announces new ancient grain pasta in three new, novel pasta cuts

Italian food producer, Bona Furtuna, has expanded its organic ancient grain pasta category with four new cuts: Casarecce, Rigatoni, Paccheri and Linguine. "What I love about this particular product release is we are not only introducing cuts that are well-known to our customers but also bringing…

🕘 6 days ago

PP C&A targets training boost with investment in Bright Sparks initiative

One of the UK’s leading strategic manufacturing outsourcing specialists has signalled its intentions to ramp up investment in its recently launched Bright Sparks University (BSU). PP Control & Automation, which works with twenty of the world’s largest machinery builders, is offering…

🕘 7 days ago

Big talking ‘greenprint’ not enough – we need proper investment and plan, says GMB

The UK government publishes the world’s first ‘greenprint’ to decarbonise all modes of domestic transport by 2050. There's a transport decarbonisation plan for cleaner air, healthier communities and tens of thousands of new green jobs. The plan provides a ‘greenprint&rsquo…

🕘 14/07/2021

AO Logistics opens 'rework' facility to tackle returned appliances

Online electricals retailer AO announces today that it has opened a new ‘rework’ facility to give returned appliances a new lease of life. Operating out of its ‘Latchford’ warehouse in Crewe, appliances returned by customers will be thoroughly tested with the aim of…

🕘 13/07/2021

Cross-industry CEO Alliance backs EU plan to cut carbon emissions by 55% by 2030

As the EU Commission prepares to present its Fit for 55 legislative package, the European CEO Alliance has issued policy recommendations supporting a progressive and ambitious push to achieve climate neutrality. Tackling climate change requires strong collaboration between the public sector and…

🕘 09/07/2021

DPD to trial new EV tyres to reduce air and microplastic pollution

The parcel industry sustainability leader DPD is joining forces with the electric vehicle (EV) tyre innovator ENSO to conduct full road trials of an innovative new tyre for commercial EVs, that are designed to reduce air and microplastic pollution. The DPD/ENSO trial is a part of Transport for…

🕘 08/07/2021

Market Surveillance Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 is in force from July 16th

Changes in the complex law of product safety and market surveillance are brought about by Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 ('Market Surveillance Regulation'), which generally comes into force on 16 July 2021. It pursues a Europe-wide unified, simplified and clearer design of the requirements for all…

🕘 07/07/2021

British-built satellites will help fight climate change and save wildlife

Monitoring and tackling climate change and tracking endangered wildlife are among the exciting features of three UK-built satellites set to launch on a SpaceX rocket on Friday 25th June. “At a critical time for our planet, and with COP26 taking place later this year, we need to be able to map…

🕘 25/06/2021