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When Manufacturing Wales was established last year as the independent voice of manufacturing in Wales, Andrew Evans, Senior Compliance & Commercial Director of SPTS Technologies, a KLA company, was delighted to become a board member. A passionate advocate for collaboration across the diverse manufacturing landscape here in Wales, Andrew shares his thoughts on why he…

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Here at Ministry of Furniture, we’re very happy to announce a return to our roots, by making a significant investment in skills and technology that will allow us to again produce and install fitted furniture for clients in the education sector. Fitted furniture was a specialty of our predecessor, the old Remploy Furniture, formed by…

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The latest meeting of minds between Manufacturing Wales and Academia brings the immediate opportunity for manufacturing businesses in Wales to access world-class talent, research, facilities and collaborative innovation – as well as the potential for additional partnership and engagement funding – in a development applauded by Robert Lloyd Griffiths OBE, Director of IoD Wales as…

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Some honest views and experiences from founder members of this unique network … Last week, we asked members of Manufacturing Wales to share their thoughts on what 2021 held for the many different types of business that make up a highly diverse sector. As the independent voice of manufacturing in Wales, created by the industry for…

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Bollé Safety, the world’s leading PPE safety eyewear specialist, has announced the launch of a new strategic partnership with RotoMedical, the medical and protective equipment division of the Rototherm Group. The deal will see the South Wales headquartered company become Bollé Safety’s exclusive UK manufacturer of PPE eyewear for the healthcare industry. Over 250 long…

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Here at the Safety Letterbox Company, we have been working hard to produce a mailbox which complies with the Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) TS009:2012 specification. After months of careful design and detail, our talented R&D team certainly delivered, and we are so proud to introduce the ‘SLB 2020 V Letterbox’, our first Secured by…

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Research from Siemens Financial Services (SFS) estimates the potential value digitalisation offers manufacturers in Wales. Entitled the Digitalisation Productivity Bonus: Manufacturing in Wales, the report estimates that manufacturers in this region stand to gain £ 2.1 billion from digital transformation and the resulting improvements in manufacturing productivity. This equates to around 6% of total revenue…

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There’s long been a meeting of minds between Academia and Manufacturing in Wales, with successful collaboration shaping many noteworthy products and market developments over the past few decades. This shouldn’t come as any surprise. There’s ample evidence that businesses which persistently invest in R&D grow twice as fast as non-innovators, enjoying higher levels of profits…

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A company in South Wales will play an integral part in delivering the British Army’s next-generation armoured fighting vehicle, the UK Government has announced. MilDef, who are based in Cardiff, will provide rugged electronics such as Crewstation PCs, servers and ethernet switches for the Boxer armoured fighting vehicles under a £20m subcontract awarded to them…

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Discussion with: Martin McHugh, Acting CEO and CTO, CSA Catapult       2020 will surely be seen as a watershed year for humanity. COVID has forced governments and people to re-examine priorities and look to change behaviours on a fundamental level. And not a moment too soon – as many scientific and social indicators…

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The Prime Minister has outlined his Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution for 250,000 jobs Covering clean energy, transport, nature and innovative technologies, the Prime Minister’s blueprint will allow the UK to forge ahead with eradicating its contribution to climate change by 2050, particularly crucial in the run up to the COP26 climate…

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<!–more–> <h4><strong>A £1 million tax break to stimulate investment in UK manufacturing, to support business confidence, is to be extended, HM Treasury has announced.</strong></h4> Businesses, including manufacturing firms, can continue to claim up to £1 million in same-year tax relief through the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) for capital investments in plant and machinery assets until…

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The OpTIC Technology Centre, St Asaph (part of Wrexham Glyndŵr University) has unveiled a state-of-art vacuum thin film coatings research and development facility, which is the first of its kind in Wales. Work is now complete on the new vacuum film coating facility which is equipped with the latest Bühler Leybold Syrus Pro 1350 vacuum…

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South Wales manufacturing company, ROCKWOOL, has recently been announced as a finalist in the Lloyds Bank Mid-Market Business of the Year Award category in the National Business Awards 2020. The shortlisting is a commendation to ROCKWOOL’s established market position, growth and success over the years. The National Business Awards recognise the nation’s most impressive public,…

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Investors can now join a programme to support businesses carrying out innovative projects that aim to reduce resources and energy use in key industries. Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is seeking partner investors who are willing to invest in businesses that carry out projects with support from the UK government’s Industrial Strategy…

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Cardiff based Pelican Healthcare Ltd, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of disposable stoma products in the UK and Ireland healthcare markets, has invested approximately £500k in new solar panels to ensure its manufacturing processes are completely delivered via sustainable, green energy. The investment sees Pelican responding directly to Cardiff Council’s new One Planet Cardiff…

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The UK Government has published its updated public steel procurement data, which show that the reported proportion of steel procured within the UK has nearly doubled since last year. These documents include information on how much steel has been procured by government departments and arm’s-length bodies, and how they have complied with guidance – as…

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Welsh firm Riversimple has developed a two-seater hydrogen fuel cell car aimed at city dwellers and boasts a top speed of 60mph. The manufacturer Riversimple is now about to embark on an investment round aiming to raise £150 million over next 3 years, initially looking for sites in Mid and South Wales and is in…