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21/11/2019 JCB supports armed forces’ rehab centre JCB is supporting the new Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC) Programme on the Stanford Hall Rehabilitation Estate (SHRE) in the East Midlands. » Read More


20/11/2019 Engineers sss-ave venomous cobra found at sewage works A deadly cobra that had slithered into Basingstoke Sewage Works has been rescued by engineers at Thames Water. » Read More


19/11/2019 Sparrows doubles UAE operations Sparrows Group has doubled the size of its operations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after securing contracts worth in excess of £55 million in the past three months. » Read More


18/11/2019 Project in Sunderland to see tower block gas replacement A project to install sprinklers and ground source heat to 364 flats in Sunderland has launched, involving what claims to be the largest gas replacement in high rise tower blocks in the UK. » Read More


15/11/2019 Production machines installed at new factory Aluminium extrusion machinery has been installed ready for commissioning at Garnalex’s new production facility at Nether Heage in Derbyshire. » Read More


14/11/2019 VEC awarded nuclear research contract The Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) has been awarded a contract to support Phase 2 of the government’s Digital Reactor Design (DRD) nuclear research programme. » Read More


13/11/2019 Hiab Nugent Crane Trailer launched Load handling equipment specialist Hiab has partnered with trailer manufacturer Nugent to develop a ready-to-roll, small crane on a small trailer, said to be suitable for light but essential lifting jobs. » Read More


12/11/2019 Airswift partners with Drone Pilot Swift Technical, the services division of Airswift, a global workforce solutions provider for the energy, process and infrastructure sectors, has partnered with Austin-based Drone Pilot. » Read More


11/11/2019 Crop sprayer maker helped by the MTC Chafer Machinery, a UK manufacturer of agricultural crop sprayers, has doubled its turnover without increasing overheads with the help of experts from the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC). » Read More


08/11/2019 Pipework protected on RRS Sir David Attenborough Leeds-based corrosion protection and engineering services specialist Corroserve has completed a contract to corrosion protect the internal surfaces of seawater pipe spools and slip on flanges used on RRS Sir David Attenborough. » Read More


05/11/2019 Limited-edition compressors to help raise funding for Breast Cancer UK Compressed air solutions manufacturer and supplier Champion is releasing a series of limited-edition compressors to help raise funding for Breast Cancer UK. » Read More


04/11/2019 Yorkshire Water appoints Smith Brothers for £55m framework Electrical engineering company Smith Brothers Contracting has secured a position on Yorkshire Water’s high-voltage (HV) electrical design, build, and specialist studies services framework, which carries a total forecast value of up to £55m. » Read More


01/11/2019 RS Components and SKF strengthen business relationship RS Components has signed a new direct supply agreement with Swedish bearing manufacturer SKF, enabling it to undertake a rapid SKF range expansion, focusing first on power transmission products, bearings and seals for industrial design and ... » Read More


31/10/2019 MSC flying high with Gardner Aerospace contract MSC Industrial Supply, a national supplier of metalworking and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products and services, has been appointed by Gardner Aerospace. » Read More


30/10/2019 Inciner8 enlisted by UN to provide 23 incinerators Southport-based waste management solutions provider Inciner8 has been enlisted by the UN to provide 23 incinerators for three high profile peacekeeping missions. » Read More


29/10/2019 £156 million maintenance boost for prisons Justice Secretary Robert Buckland has announced that prisons across England and Wales are set to receive a £156 million cash boost to tackle pressing maintenance issues. » Read More


28/10/2019 Historic 1920s engine restored by Bentley trainees Apprentices at Bentley Motors in Crewe, England, have restored an historic engine – Engine No. 212 (1923) – as part of the company’s centenary year celebrations. » Read More


25/10/2019 European plant hirer places ‘major order’ with JCB European plant and tool hire company Boels Rental has placed its biggest ever order with JCB as it invests in a new machine fleet, all fitted with latest telematics technology. » Read More


24/10/2019 BS Handling Systems automates carton processing BS Handling Systems, a Leicester-based materials handling specialist, has automated carton processing for supply chain service provider Advanced Supply Chain Group. » Read More


23/10/2019 ABB support for Asia–Pacific clean energy project Technology specialist ABB is to deliver automation, electrification and instrumentation solutions for the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) pilot project, which is aiming to safely and efficiently produce clean hydrogen in Australia and ... » Read More


22/10/2019 Award for fresh produce packing robot A crate loading robot for fresh produce factories from automated packing and palletisation machine manufacturer Brillopak has won the PPMA Innovative Robotics Solution 2019 award. » Read More


21/10/2019 Volvo Group to create a new business area for autonomous transport solutions The Volvo Group has announced that it will create a new business area – Volvo Autonomous Solutions – that will aim to accelerate the development, commercialisation and sales of autonomous transport solutions. » Read More


18/10/2019 ABB drive halts quarry production stoppages An ABB variable speed drive has helped Hills Quarry Products to reduce pump failures and cut maintenance and energy costs. » Read More


17/10/2019 Mixed reality training tool developed for Sellafield The Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) has developed a mixed reality training tool for Sellafield, which aims to ensure the safety of workers in hazardous areas and save the organisation an estimated £20m. » Read More


16/10/2019 AEMT announces 2019 Awards Finalists Following a judging panel session held at Loughborough University earlier this month, the 2019 Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT) Awards Finalists have now been determined. » Read More
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