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11/11/2019

Jingye Group contracts to buy British Steel

The Official Receiver confirmed that a sales contract has been entered into with Jingye Steel (UK) Ltd and Jingye Holding Ltd to acquire the business and assets of British Steel Limited.  The sale includes the British Steel steelworks at Scunthorpe, UK Mills and shares of FN Steel BV, British Steel France Rail SAS and TSP Engineering […]

5/11/2019

UK car sales down in October

UK new car registrations in October were down -6.7% at 143,251 units according to SMMT data. Sales to fleet buyers remained almost unchanged year on year but sales to private buyers fell -13.2% and to business buyers by -30.3%. Petrol car registrations accounted for 60.1% of the market. Diesel car share fell to 24.2% from […]

5/11/2019

SHEP seminar press release

SHEP seminar aims to prepare engineering SMEs for 2020 HSE inspections 31st October 2019: The Safety and Health Engineering Partnership (SHEP) is running a one-day welding fume and metalworking fluid seminar on November 26th to help SMEs keep their workforces safe and their companies on the right side of the law. The main focus of […]

4/11/2019

UK Construction new work drops

The IHS Market/CIPS UK Construction Total Activity Index® improved slight in October to read 44.2, up from 43.3 in September. However, it still indicated a sustained decline in UK construction output for the sixth consecutive month. The latest survey also revealed a sharp drop in new works, with new orders dropping for the seventh consecutive […]

4/11/2019

Eurozone manufacturing continues to contract

The Eurozone manufacturing sector continued to contract sharply in October. The IHS Markit Eurozone Manufacturing PMI® read 45.9, virtually unchanged from September’s 45.7. Investment and intermediate goods sectors both registered marked contractions, although the rate of deterioration in the consumer goods sector remained marginal.Germany remained the principal source of weakness with a PMI reading of 42.1. Austria recovered […]

4/11/2019

October Manufacturing PMI shows continued downturn

The October IHS Markit/CIPS UK manufacturing PMI® reading remained in the contraction zone at 49.6, with the survey recording downturns in output, new orders and employment. The survey also indicated that stock-building activity had gathered pace (although it should be noted the survey research predated confirmation of the Brexit extension).Companies reported weaker inflows of new […]

22/10/2019

Mini-Expo a Fastener ‘Family’ Event

CBM held its first Fastener Manufacturing Technology & Services Mini-Expo on 16th October at the National Metalforming Centre and the feedback received from participants has been consistently positive. Exhibitors and visitors particularly liked the fact the event was tightly focused on the fastener manufacturing sector. One visitor commented: “it really had a family feel about […]

7/10/2019

Brankamp demonstration at Fastener Mini-Expo

Brankamp Marposs will use a miniature press to demonstrate how a Brankamp X3 process monitor is connected and senses process forces. The operational model of a press shows different sensor positions – including the con-rod, in the frame and in the table. Connected to the Brankamp X3 process monitor the system demonstrates the sensor signals […]

26/09/2019

CBM Fastener and Forging Sectors explore Factory 2050

Thirty-six members of the CBM Fastener and Forging Sectors visited the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, University of Sheffield. The two groups received an informative introduction to the AMRC from Louise Cowling, Head of Degree Apprenticeships, before taking a guided tour of Factory 2050. The AMRC launched its cutting edge Factory 2050 advanced manufacturing research facility […]

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