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20/07/2018

EU imposes safeguard measures on steel products

On the 18th July, the European Commission published Regulation 2018/2013, imposing provisional safeguarding measures on twenty-three categories of steel products, but not including fasteners. The measures include quotas for each category. When these quotas are exhausted a 25% tariff will be imposed on imports. The regulation follows the initiation of a safeguard investigation on 26 […]

18/07/2018

Fastener Sector ‘Educated’ at Dudley College

In February, senior representatives from leading UK fastener manufacturers attended a CBM Fastener Sector Meeting, held at Dudley College’s Advance 1 Engineering facility, for an intensive and highly informative session on the Apprenticeship Levy and training funding opportunities for SMEs. The meeting was organised by fastener consultant, Phil Matten, and managing director of Barton ColdForm, […]

18/07/2018

Collaboration Between Brooks & W.H.Tildesley on Prestigious Forging Project

Brooks Forgings were given the opportunity to manufacture and export a requirement for 14 highly specialised lifting bail bars that are used to lift crucibles of molten aluminium at a treatment plant located in Bahrain. This was the first collaboration project between Brooks Forgings and W.H.Tildesley since them joining the Brooks Engineering Group in April […]

18/07/2018

CBM BLAZES A TRAIL TO NARROW THE TOOL-MAKING SKILLS GAP

The CBM’s new Degree Level Apprenticeship Qualification It’s been a long – and often challenging – journey, but I am delighted to reveal that the CBM’s new degree level apprenticeship qualification, Tool Process Design Engineer, a Trailblazer Standard for the sheet-metal industry, has now received formal approval. After months of discussions about the content, quality […]

13/07/2018

CBM MEMBERSHIP… WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

CBM is the leading trade association for UK manufacturers of fasteners, forgings, pressings and cold rolled products; the very building blocks of UK manufacturing. CBM members provide high quality components to key industry sectors; indeed virtually every manufacturing sector buys components from a CBM member company, most of which hold a range of third party quality accreditations.

1/06/2018

Tackling the fastener manufacturing skills gap

The Confederation of British Metalforming (CBM) is the only UK specialist manufacturers’ organisation for experts in metalforming – including fastener manufacturing. With the sector facing a skills gap, which could hamper its ability to take best advantage of a post-BREXIT world, the CBM is working to coalesce commitment, support and funding to address this critical […]

4/12/2017

JCB’s production plants set for record high in 2017

Staffordshire digger giant JCB expects its production plants to build a record 70,000 machines globally during 2017, according to a briefing given to the Black Country-based Confederation of British Metalforming (CBM). Read more:  JCB’s production plants set for record high in 2017

7/11/2017

Forgers mark their war effort 100 years on

It’s almost a century since British forging companies met in Birmingham to unite for the war effort, and their trade association will mark the historic event in November. Read more: Forgers mark their war effort 100 years on

7/09/2017

EEF/BDO Manufacturing Outlook Q3 published

The Q3 EEF/BDO Manufacturing Outlook report is out it has had plenty of press coverage on it too which is great; please click here to view the press release.

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