Energy Management

Driving Energy Efficiency in Automotive Manufacturing

Jodie Eaton, CEO of Shell Energy, explores the challenges and opportunities facing the UK automotive industry and explains why maximisingRead More »

UK & Ireland

Assa Abloy Commends Long-serving Production Manager

ASSA ABLOY Door Group has recognised Barry Johnston, a production manager at its facility in Lisburn in Northern Ireland, forRead More »


EcoVadis Platinum for Metsä Tissue

Metsä Group’s tissue and greaseproof paper manufacturing business has received a ‘Platinum’ sustainability and social responsibility rating from EcoVadis forRead More »


AkzoNobel Como Site Certified to Highest Automotive Industry Standard

AkzoNobel’s relentless drive to maintain the highest standards and deliver for its customers has been rewarded with automotive industry recognitionRead More »

United Kingdom

UK Industry Failing ‘Spot’ HSE Inspections

According to the findings of a survey commissioned by BPD Zenith a fifth of industrial businesses in the United KingdomRead More »


Skechers Install Robotic Tote-picking Technology at Chinese Logistics Centre 

Skechers, the US-owned manufacturer of leisure footwear and clothing, have halved the volume of space required to store 100,000 toteRead More »

United Kingdom

Siemens Healthineers to Produce MRI Cooling Technology at £250m Oxfordshire Facility

A new Siemens Healthineers facility in North Oxfordshire will design and manufacture superconducting magnets used in healthcare facilities globally forRead More »

Global News & Insights

New Emerson Pressure Valves Give Accurate Control in High-Precision Manufacturing

Emerson announces the launch of the new AVENTICSTM Series 625 Sentronic Proportional Pressure Control Valves. With a control deviation of less thanRead More »


Supporting Circularity and Sustainability in Manufacturing

Global lubricant manufacturer FUCHS has launched Advanced Circular Technologies (ACT), a label that encompasses its expanding portfolio of renewable andRead More »


Achieving Transparency in Glass Supply Chains

Gareth Mitchell, UK Partner Manager at Heliot Europe, explains how continuing geopolitical events since the pandemic are adding to theRead More »

United Kingdom

Leading the Way: ELE Advanced Technologies Achieves Sustainability Objectives

UK engineered solutions provider ELE Advanced Technologies has achieved its initial scope one and two sustainability objectives and is nowRead More »


CIFF Guangzhou 2024

China International Furniture Fair (CIFF), the world’s largest furniture exhibition and FM Magazine partner event, will welcome buyers from theRead More »


Doka Expands in Southeast Asia Pacific

Global formwork and scaffolding manufacturer Doka GmbH has acquired Malaysia-based MFE Formwork Technology as it targets growth in Southheast Asia.Read More »

Global News & Insights

AkzoNobel Adds Manufacturing Capacity in Vietnam

A major investment project has been completed at AkzoNobel’s production plant in Bac Ninh province near Hanoi, Vietnam.Five new powderRead More »


CIFM/interzum Guangzhou: Furniture Manufacturing’s Leading Global Event

CIFM/interzum Guangzhou 2024 will be co-located with Office Furniture and Commercial Spaces during the 53rd edition of FM Magazine partnerRead More »


AstraZeneca Extends Cross-border Sodexo Collaboration

AstraZeneca has re-awarded its integrated services contract to Sodexo in the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. The collaboration betweenRead More »


Managing Food Manufacturing Supply Chains

Global nutritional meals producer Huel is implementing a Körber warehouse management system (WMS) with support from techn integrator Balloon OneRead More »


Solar Installation Helps Legrand Reach ESG Milestone

A rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) panel array installation at Legrand UK & Ireland’s West Bromwich site near Birmingham is deliveringRead More »

Global News & Insights

Deadline Approaching for UK Business Decarbonisation Funding

In January, the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) opened applications for Phase 3 of its Industrial Energy TransformationRead More »


Fashion Industry Committed to Abolishing Plastic

A majority of senior executives at fashion brands and retailers in the UK, US and Australia plan to stop usingRead More »


Mining Manufacturing Insights from Data

A new generation of specialized software is helping manufacturers collect, track and monitor data to unlock the full value ofRead More »

Case Studies

Case Study: Supporting Order Fulfilment at ABB Electrification Norway

In December 2023, ABB Electrification Norway AS signed a contract with LIS, Movu Robotics’ Norwegian distributor, to install the company’sRead More »


Leadec Extends Whole-of-Lifecycle Sustainability Offering for UK Manufacturers

Global supplier of decarbonisation solutions to the industrial sector Leadec has opened a Green Hub in Coventry to support manufacturersRead More »


Emerson Launches Ultrasonic Metal Welders with Controls for Fast-Cycling

New Branson GMX-Micro ultrasonic welders offer advanced controls and better connectivity for faster welding of EV batteries, conductors and terminations.


Scaling-up for Warehouse Automation 

Automating multichannel operations can bring big rewards as Dan Migliozzi, Head of Sales for independent systems integrator Invar Group, explains.Read More »

Global News & Insights

A Pipeline of Projects

Italian cryogenic equipment manufacturer for the LNG and air gas markets Vanzetti Engineering reports €33 million of revenue for fiscalRead More »

Global News & Insights

Accruent Accelerates Engineering Document Management with Acquisition 

SaaS acquisition transforms engineering document management with a modern, centralized hub for managing engineering drawings, documents and media securely from any device.

Global News & Insights

Partnership to Develop World’s First Biodegradable PCB

The University of Portsmouth and Jiva Materials, a Waterlooville-based pioneer in sustainable materials, have been awarded a KnowledgeTransfer Partnership (KTP) byRead More »

Global News & Insights

Towards One ABM

ABM has relocated its UK & Ireland Head Office, confirmed senior appointments and introduced an integrated service offering as itRead More »

Global News & Insights

Government Recognition for Yokohama TWS Sri Lanka

Yokohama TWS Sri Lanka has received an award in the ‘Best Exporter in the Dry Rubber Products’ category of SriRead More »


PSG and InfraVia Invest in Construction Decarbonisation Platform

Helsinki-based One Click LCA has received €40M of investment from PSG Equity and InfraVia Capital Partners to support the developmentRead More »


Emerson Launches Compact Valve Position Indicator

TopWorx DVR Switchbox is a compact, high quality and durable valve positioner that provides reliable open/close valve position feedback.

Global News & Insights

Cold Thermal Energy Storage Trial Exceeds Expectations

Full-scale testing of a cold thermal energy storage system from Organic Heat Exchangers (O-Hx) has delivered better-than-forecast performance in severalRead More »


Drawing the Curtains on WMG 2023

The Shanghai International Furniture Machinery & Woodworking Machinery Fair (WMF) and FM Magazine partner event The China International Furniture FairRead More »

Global News & Insights

Baxi Commercial Heat Pump Facility in Spain Hosts First Official Visit

Heating and hot water brand Baxi has hosted the first official visit to its €13 million commercial heat pump R&D andRead More »


Supporting First Aid on Large Industrial Sites

Chris Potts, marketing director at ANT Telecom, explains how digital mobile radio (DMR) enhances emergency response and supports first aidersRead More »

Global News & Insights

Decarbonising the UK’s Food Sector

An innovative low carbon energy network developed by SmartParc with support from Veolia is set to cut carbon emissions forRead More »


Bally Ribbon Mills to Showcase High-Performance Webbing at 2023 Advanced Textile Expo

Visit booth E308 to see award winning material and new fabric designs for innovative products.

Global News & Insights

Safestyle UK Slash 600 Jobs Over Weekend

Safestyle UK workers have been completely let down by mismanagement from the very top of the business, says GMB Union.Read More »

Global News & Insights

Birla Carbon Enhances Sales and Operations Planning with Global Supply Chain Solution

Carbon black additive supplier to the global rubber, tyre manufacturing and chemical process industries Birla Carbon has implemented Blue Yonder’sRead More »

Asia Pacific

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners to Implement MRI Software Multi-Language Lease Management Platform

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners which brings together the European and Asia Pacific regions of the Coca-Cola bottling company will implement MRIRead More »


Equipment Sizing and the EU Energy Directive

Aggreko is urging significant users of energy to consider equipment sizing under the new European Union Energy Efficiency Directive FollowingRead More »


14forty Awarded Three-year FM Contract by Solvay

Compass Group business 14forty has won a three-year contract to provide cleaning, security and managed services at a Solvay chemicalRead More »

Global News & Insights

Steel Locker Manufacturer Claims Carbon First 

An innovative locker manufacturer has scooped a UK first and what it believes to be a sector first, globally, forRead More »

Global News & Insights

Construction Sector ‘Crying Out’ for Tech Innovation

An HP survey of construction workers in the US, UK and Germany has found little progress in addressing reportedly sluggish levelsRead More »

construction industry

Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Opens ACO Technologies Site Redevelopment

ACO Technologies has inaugurated the first phase of a £13 million redevelopment of its manufacturing site in Shefford. The siteRead More »

Global News & Insights

What AIM Means for HFC Gases

Taylor Ferranti, Commercial VP of Refrigerant Management at A-Gas, explains the impact of the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) ActRead More »


Why Transformation Matters in Welsh Manufacturing

As Wales Tech Week draws closer, visitors can expect digital transformation in manufacturing to be one of the main focuses.Read More »


Future-Proof Pneumatic Valve Systems with IIoT Integration

Emerson has introduced a new Class A IO-Link master for smart and analog sensor connectivity on the AVENTICSTM Series G3Read More »


Rishi Sunak Commends Landmark UK Investment

UK premier Rishi Sunak has welcomed Metsä Tissue’s decision to select Goole in the East Riding of Yorkshire as theRead More »

Global News & Insights

Comment: UK Decarbonisation Depends on Skills, Technology and the Supply Chain

Following the Prime Minister’s speech on the UK’s net zero commitments, Jeff House, External Affairs & Policy Director at BaxiRead More »

Case Studies

Industrial Automation: ‘Electronic Eyes’ Support Manufacturing Workflows

A German automotive manufacturer is deploying ‘electronic eyes’ and image processing technology from VMT Vision Machine Technic Bildverarbeitungssysteme and IDSRead More »


Extractables and Leachables Testing and the Pharma Sector

The pharmaceutical industry is laden with regulations, quality control standards, and a relentless drive for efficacy. A critical aspect ofRead More »


Prison Sentence for Workplace Death Sends Message to all Employers

A three-year prison sentence imposed on a construction supervisor for criminal negligence in a young worker’s death is a messageRead More »

Global News & Insights

Kimberly-Clark Launches UK Wind Farm with Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust

Kimberly-Clark is celebrating the official opening of a new onshore wind farm by Màiri McAllan, Member of the Scottish ParliamentRead More »


EPLAN and Dassault Systèmes Collaborate to Support Clients

EPLAN is integrating its electrical engineering and fluid-power technology solutions with Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to support the workflows ofRead More »


Russelectric Highlights RTSCD Commercial Service Entrance-rated Transfer Switches

Russelectric, a Siemens business and leading manufacturer of power control systems and automatic transfer switches, announces its new RTSCD-SE CommercialRead More »

Global News & Insights

Emerson Accelerates Factory Automation Capabilities

Emerson has acquired Afag Holding AG, a leader in electric linear motion, feeding and handling automation solutions. The electric linearRead More »

Global News & Insights

Accruent Announces New IIoT-CMMS Integrations

Accruent has integrated its Maintenance Connection Computerized Maintenance Management System with the Meridian engineering document management system (EDMS) and vxRead More »

Global News & Insights

BDR Thermea Group Strengthens Strategic Partnership with G.I. Holding

Baxi’s parent company BDR Thermea Group is acquiring a 25 per cent stake in G.I. Holding, a market leader inRead More »


Leuze Turns 60

In 2023, global sensor manufacturer Leuze Group celebrates 60 years since the launch ot its electronics division. Today, over 1,600Read More »

Global News & Insights

Shell Energy to Help Norsk Hydro Decarbonise UK Operations

Shell Energy UK has signed an agreement with Norsk Hydro ASA, a global leader in aluminium and renewable energy, toRead More »

Global News & Insights

Sale of Two-Tenant Pad Building in Northern Los Angeles County 

Hanley Investment Group has brokered the sale of a two-tenant retail pad building occupied by AutoZone and Precision Eyebrow Threading salon atRead More »


Sulzer Chemtech to Open European Service Centre in Essen

Sulzer Chemtech is investing in a new service hub for mass transfer components and tower field services in the EconovaRead More »


Future-Proofing Pneumatic Valve Systems with IIoT Integration

Emerson has introduced a new Class A, IO-Link master that provides customers with a cost-effective solution for smart and analogRead More »

Global News & Insights

Compressor Manufacturer Seven Years Ahead of 2030 Sustainability Target

A global manufacturer of compressors, blowers, pumps and vacuum products will cut emissions by 60 per cent this year, sevenRead More »

Global News & Insights

UK Transport Secretary Visits Scottish EV Manufacturer

All terrain, all electric vehicle manufacturer Munro Vehicles has welcomed UK Secretary of State for Transport Mark Harper to itsRead More »

Global News & Insights

Lifting Apprenticeship Now Available Via Open Delivery

The Level 3 Lifting Equipment Technician Apprenticeship is now available in England as an Open Programme which delivers teaching viaRead More »


A New Era for Hygienic Heat Exchangers

Alfa Laval has sold its first gasketed plate heat exchanger (GPHE) from its newly launched hygienic line for businesses operatingRead More »


Polyglass Breaks-Ground for the Expansion of its Waco, TX Manufacturing Plant Facility

Polyglass U.S.A. Inc., announces the expansion of their manufacturing plant facility in Waco, TX. In 2017 Polyglass opened its 5th manufacturing plantRead More »

Global News & Insights

PPDS Expands Local Manufacturing in Latin America

PPDS is increasing production of Philips-branded displays used by the hotel sector from 30,000 units to 100,000 at its manufacturingRead More »


Pfannenberg Announces Full Suite of M12 Ready Signaling Solutions

Pfannenberg, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of thermal management and signaling technologies, announces that their full product range of audible, visual,Read More »


Allied Telesis Announces New Ruggedized 10 Gigabit PoE++ Industrial Ethernet Switches

Allied Telesis, a global leader in connectivity solutions and intelligent networking tools, is pleased to introduce the IE220 Series of industrial-grade switchesRead More »


Global Food Supplier Upgrades Wastewater Treatment at UK Plant

Griffith Foods has selected WCS Environmental Engineering technology to enhance the wastewater treatment process at its UK site in Wincanton,Read More »

Global News & Insights

Kitchen Manufacturer Joins P2P Energy Exchange

The UK’s first provider of peer-to-peer (P2P) energy has welcomed Premiere Kitchens to its growing trading platform.  UrbanChain, through itsRead More »


Looking and Moving Forward

Grass America takes stock in 2023.

Global News & Insights

Manufacturing: How AI is Changing the Game

Dr Narayanan Ramanathan, Global Head of Digital Manufacturing Services at L&T Technology Services, considers the transformative impact of AI andRead More »


Pfannenberg PF/PFA Series Filterfans® for Industrial Applications

Pfannenberg, Inc., is promoting its Filterfans® series of thermal management solutions for industrial electrical enclosures. The original technology was inventedRead More »

Case Studies

Case Study: Access Control Upgrade at University of St Andrews

Abloy UK, Aspex and Johan Doors have worked in collaboration to provide the University of St Andrews with a compliantRead More »


The ‘Golden Quarter’: Maximising Warehousing Efficiency with Short-Term Leasing

Steve Purvis, managing director of Bis Henderson Space, says retailers and their supply chain partners should consider short-term leasing asRead More »


Supporting European Research into Emissions-Free Paper Products

Metsä Tissue, a subsidiary of the Metsä Group which is headquartered in Espoo, Finland, is joining German research network “ModellfabrikRead More »

Global News & Insights

Future of Manufacturing Hinges on IoT and RTLS

IoT and real-time location systems (RTLS) are imperative to the survival of the manufacturing sector, according to the results ofRead More »

Global News & Insights

EU Delegation Visits One of Europe’s Largest Timber Manufacturers

Swedish timber products group Setra has hosted an EU delegation of Chief Officers of Plant Health from EU Member States.Read More »


Supporting Danfoss on its Journey to Smart Manufacturing

Global engineering services company L&T Technology Services has partnered with Critical Manufacturing to support the implementation of future-ready manufacturing executionRead More »

Global News & Insights

Lambi Adds Alternative Fuels to Delivery Fleet

Metsä Tissue business Lambi is increasing the number of delivery vehicles operating on renewable fuels across its Swedish operations asRead More »

Case Studies

Case Study: Enhancing Audible and Visual Safety in Large Manufacturing Plants

Industrial Concepts, Inc., of South Carolina has partnered with manufacturer of thermal management, and audible and visual alarms Pfannenberg USA,Read More »

Global News & Insights

Turning Up the Heat

With many businesses facing rising energy bills, a Sheffield-based engineering company is helping businesses save costs on their heating billsRead More »

Global News & Insights

Data Silos Choking Sustainability

Despite contributing around a fifth of carbon emissions globally, the manufacturing and production sector is struggling to leverage data toRead More »

Global News & Insights

Recycled Plastic Gloves at British Sugar Sites

EMCOR UK is adopting gloves made from recycled plastic at the sites it operates under its facilities management contract withRead More »

Global News & Insights

Bluewater Announces New President

Karin Kruse has been named President of global Swedish water purification business Bluewater. Kruse will also become the Head ofRead More »

Global News & Insights

UniFirst Achieves Safety Milestone in Kentucky

UniFirst has been presented with a health and safety award from Kentucky’s KYSafe program following 1,164,849 of man hour operationsRead More »

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