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A hard-hitting new report has highlighted critical maintenance failings that risk the long-term health and productivity of British manufacturing. The report, ‘What You Don’t Repair You Destroy’, catalogues a series of problems affecting manufacturing maintenance practices that threaten productivity, efficiency and competiveness. Published in conjunction with the Institute of Engineering

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Siemens is to supply the world’s biggest gearless conveyor drive system to the Cuajone Mine in Peru, which is operated by the Mexican mining company Southern Copper Corporation (SCC). The modernisation project will entail the installation of a new gyratory crushing and conveyor system by 2016. In mid-2014, Siemens was

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Voith Industrial Services is to open the UK’s most technically advanced wheels and tyres assembly plant in Coventry next year. The new multi-million pounds facility in Torrington Avenue is being developed to meet the growing demand from premium and luxury car brands, such as Jaguar and Land Rover, as well

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As winter approaches, people who spend time working outdoors should be prepared to face freezing temperatures, heavy rain and strong winds. Being exposed to such weather conditions can become a threat to people’s health, both mentally and physically. Following Arco’s introduction to the benefits of a weatherwear layering system, the

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Plans have been unveiled for UK’s first multimodal logistics training centre, called Modal Training Limited. The new £7 million centre of excellence for the ports, energy and logistics sectors is being jointly funded by the Grimsby Institute and the Humber LEP. It will be located in a 5,696 m2 fit

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Leading filter manufacturer, Croft Filters, has teamed up with Czech Republic-based metal experts, Technotron-Metal, to bring a new realm of innovation to the UK. The partnership will allow Croft to utilise Technotron’s range of expanded metals to offer its customers cost-effective, high quality solutions, while also significantly reducing the amount

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Access control innovator SecureAuth claims manufacturers are leaving themselves wide open to attack from bad actors in its latest survey. Whilst 73 per cent of IT directors in the sector think they are adequately protected from internal and external threats, the data shows it is one of the weakest sectors

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Nestlé Nespresso has inaugurated its new production centre in Romont. This is the third Nespresso site built in Switzerland since 2002, after Avenches and Orbe. “This production centre represents a strategic, long-term investment to meet the growing global consumer demand for the highest quality Nespresso coffees in the coming years,”

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More than 500 of GSK’s suppliers to its manufacturing and R&D divisions globally have been actively asked to share and take forward practical ideas to improve energy efficiency and reduce environmental impacts through GSK’s Supplier Exchange. GSK, which often utilises a collaboration approach across all parts of its business, has

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Developing clean fuel and hydrogen-fuelled hybrid vehicles is becoming an increasing priority for western economies. As hybrid vehicles become more mainstream, the need to provide hydrogen-fuelling stations has arisen. Hydrogen is pumped at very high pressures and its flow measurement needs to be extremely accurate. Therefore, there is a requirement

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