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Manufacturing Wales, the independent voice representing the vision and ambitions of manufacturers across Wales recently hosted its latest members event, an industry led factory tour of one of its founder members, Penderyn Distillery. Led by Commercial Director, Giancarlo Bianchi the event was created to give members a deep insight into the distilling and maturation processes…

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The Covid pandemic, amongst other things, focussed minds and brought people together. It moved manufacturers into making new items to support the response to Covid. One such initiative was a drive by a number of well-known Welsh companies to create a collaborative consortium specifically to help meet the complex needs of Welsh based manufacturers. Wales…

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Paul Binning, Owner at Starrd Solutions, has been working with the Blackwood-based manufacturer on its strategic planning and marketing. He talks to BNW about his role with the business and what they are aiming to achieve Manufacturing Wales member Atlantic Services can trace its origins back to Brooklyn in 1901, when the founders began distributing…

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Manufacturing Wales has announced Heather Anstey-Myers as its new CEO. The industry-led collaborative consortium is at the heart of efforts to support Welsh manufacturers in creating supply chain resilience, maximising procurement opportunities and promoting the world-class credentials of the country’s manufacturing sector. Anstey-Myers joins Manufacturing Wales after recently stepping down as CEO of Chambers Wales. At Chambers Wales, she…

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On Tuesday 22nd February 2022, The Safety Letterbox Company welcomed The Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing, Lynne Neagle, following the expansion into their   new offices, in The Metal box, Neath. The visit was to discuss Time to Change and Mental Health in the workplace and for the Deputy Minister to see how The…

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GlobalWelsh, the global diaspora organisation focused on connecting Wales to the Welsh diaspora around the world, and Manufacturing Wales, the industry-led and academic supported network, have partnered to launch a new global online Industry Hub. The Hub will bring together manufacturing businesses, higher education (HE), further education (FE), and people working in the industry around the…

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Ministry of Furniture, the company which emerged from Remploy Furniture, has made a further investment in its workforce, creating seven new positions, six of them new hires, as it enjoys further growth on the back of the enhancement of its offering during the pandemic. The new appointments, which span design, production and operations, have been…

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Pro Steel engineering has successfully secured grant funding from Welsh Government’s Productivity Enhancement Programme for crucial investment. The programme was launched in Torfaen in 2020 by the Economy and Enterprise Team at Torfaen Council in partnership with Welsh Government and has seen a significant amount of capital investment awarded to Torfaen’s manufacturing sector. Pontypool steel specialist…

Safety Letterbox Co

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Exciting expansion plans were further demonstrated today as Neath based, The Safety Letterbox Co moved into their brand-new modern office suite at The Metal Box, Neath. This established and growing mailbox and parcelbox manufacturer employs 65 people in South Wales with exciting plans for further R&D and investment in machinery and people. Their saying of…

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Based in Neath, South Wales, The Safety Letterbox Company (SLB) has designed and manufactured over 180 different models of mailboxes. Founded in 1986, the family-owned business has built a strong reputation among its loyal customers and has established itself as a market leader and trusted voice in mailbox manufacture and design. SLB were delighted to…

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Engineering is a career with a bright future which offers excellent prospects in a wide range of fields. There are huge progression opportunities in the industry meaning you could set yourself up with a career for life. With courses at all levels to cater for complete beginners through to those looking to progress, Coleg Gwent…

Gary Smythe

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Since 1993, Dudley’s Aluminium has offered clients full in-house design and production facilities and has completed many successful and prestigious projects within the education, health, commercial, retail and defense sector throughout the UK and Channel Islands. Based in Cardiff, the company is a leading Welsh aluminium fabricator and installer of curtain walling, windows, doors, and…

new rules and red tape in Wales

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With new rules now gradually coming into force across all sectors in Wales, there is a need to analyse the uncertainties being faced across the current trading landscape, how it will impact businesses, and if executed properly, what benefits and opportunities a successful adaptation to the new rules can bring for the Welsh economy. Business…

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Manufacturing Wales welcomes another global brand in Tri-Wall UK to the cluster, demonstrating its traction through business collaboration and strengthening its aim to positively influence change within the Welsh manufacturing sector. Business News Wales spoke to Gavin Peters, the UK Group CEO of Tri-Wall UK, part of a global brand with two sites in Monmouth…

An artist's impression of the Millwrights Place and Coopers Court residential developments

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LEADING Welsh aluminium fabricator, Dudley’s Aluminium, has secured another multi-million pound project at a major mixed-use development in Bristol. Dudley’s Aluminium has secured the contract with Willmott Dixon to work on the Millwrights Place and Coopers Court residential scheme at Finzels Reach. The Cardiff-based company has already commenced work on Halo, innovative office accommodation within…

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Manufacturing Wales – the independent voice of Manufacturing in Wales – has continued to accelerate its growth with the addition of another new member. We spoke with Andrew Harrison of Linear Plastics, about joining this consortium of Welsh Manufacturing excellence, what his business hopes to bring to the table, and the company’s ambitions to raise the…

Mental health

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As a result of the recent pandemic, mental wellbeing has been a prevalent topic within our society over the past year, and businesses have been taking note of the importance of supporting employee mental wellbeing, taking steps to improve the support and resources available to them. According to CBI’s ‘Seize The Moment’ campaign: “A healthier…

Oliver Conger Rototherm

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Most working processes will produce some form of waste – which in a green economy, is an issue that needs to be heavily tackled across the manufacturing sector. British Rototherm, who have long been based in Port Talbot, share how they have changed their culture with lean and their relentless approach to eliminating waste from…

Laser Focus

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Manufacturing Wales – the independent voice of Manufacturing in Wales – has continued to accelerate its growth with the addition of a further two new members. We spoke with Vince Michella, CEO of Vicose Closures, and Colin Shorney, CEO of Dudleys Aluminium, about joining our consortium of Welsh Manufacturing excellence, what they hope to bring…

Audio interview Partnerships that Innovate Industries

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The partnership struck between Swansea University and the Philtronics Group has created some of the most cutting-edge technologies in the Welsh sport sector, demonstrating the promising opportunities that Academia and Manufacturing can create together to innovate in other sectors. The Philtronics Group, made up of its primary company Philtronics Ltd. and its sister company Philtronics…