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New £90m facility for GSK at Barnard Castle​



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GSK has opened a new £90million smart manufacturing facility at its Barnard Castle site in County Durham.

The new facility, which will be known as 'Q Block', will allow Barnard Castle to strengthen its important global role in bringing new innovative medicines for a range of diseases into production.

The centre is a fully automated, paperless, digital facility that uses the latest technology to make manufacturing operations as efficient as possible. The investment means GSK will be able to launch innovative products at speed whilst reducing waste.
 

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Airbus boosted with multi-billion-pound order from airline EasyJet​



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Airline EasyJet has placed a new multi-billion-pound deal with Airbus for a new fleet of aircraft.

In a further boost to Airbus’s wing-making factory at Broughton, in North Wales, the airline has confirmed it will buy 56 Airbus A320neo aircraft, as well as convert an order of 18 A320neo jets to the same number of A321neo aircraft.
 

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Spain Orders 20 Eurofighter Typhoon Aircraft From BAE Systems​



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The Spanish Air Force has awarded a 500-million-pound ($614 million) contract to British aerospace firm BAE Systems for the manufacture and delivery of 20 additional Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft.

The announcement was made during the 2022 ILA Berlin International Air Show on Thursday.

According to the company, the new aircraft will be equipped with an advanced electronically-scanning radar to ensure that they are ready for the future battlespace.
 

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Forklift giant Hyster-Yale plans huge Craigavon extension bringing multiple new jobs​



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Two extensions - of over 130,000 sq ft - are needed to keep apace with a market that is 'growing at a faster rate than ever expected'.

And it is a move which could create a considerable number of new jobs.

Proposals for two extensions to the existing factory at Carn, on the Charlestown Road, have been submitted to Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council for consideration.
 

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JCB announces 200 new jobs amid record growth​



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Staffordshire-based construction giants JCB is offering 200 new jobs in North Staffordshire as it needs workers to help "fuel record growth". The company already employs more than 8,000 staff, but is looking for assembly line workers, forklift truck drivers, machine operators and welders to work at sites in Cheadle, Uttoxeter and at the firm's headquarters in Rocester.
 

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Airbus to build £138 million European Space Agency satellite in the UK​



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Airbus has been awarded a €160M (£138m) contract for the European Space Agency’s (ESA) FORUM satellite to measure heat emitted from the Earth into space. FORUM, short for Far-infrared Outgoing Radiation Understanding and Monitoring, will be the first satellite to observe Earth in the far-infrared part of the spectrum, providing unique measurements of the Earth’s outgoing energy to help improve understanding of the climate system.

Measurements from FORUM’s spectrometer will enable scientists to compile a high resolution view of the Earth’s greenhouse effect and the properties of ice clouds and water vapour in the atmosphere. Airbus is mission prime with OHB providing the instrument.
 

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Knauf announces new factory plans​



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Knauf has reached an agreement with Gypfor for the purchase of a new plasterboard manufacturing plant in Newport, South Wales. This multi-million pound investment will increase the UK production volume of Knauf’s range of gypsum-based building materials by 20% when fully onstream in Q1 2023. It is an emphatic demonstration of the Group’s commitment to dry construction in the UK and Ireland markets.

The factory, developed by Gypfor, is located at Associated British Ports port of Newport, allowing gypsum to be offloaded directly, avoiding road haulage. A state-of-the-art facility, it will benefit from green power generated by renewable sources, including wind and solar technologies, reflecting Knauf’s determination to reduce the carbon emissions associated with large-scale manufacturing. The plant will also have on-site recycling as part of its commitment to the circular economy.
 

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Nissan creating 300 new jobs in Sunderland to support electric vehicle production​



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Nissan is recruiting for 300 new roles at its North East factory as it accelerates plans for its electric vehicle revolution.

The Sunderland plant is currently preparing for the production of two new eco-friendly versions of its popular crossover vehicles – the Juke and the new Qashqai. In moves to ramp up its EV36Zero journey, Nissan is creating 300 jobs in a range of areas, including manufacturing, engineering and maintenance.

Nissan pioneered the crossover segment when it launched the Qashqai 15 years ago, triggering production of more than three million vehicles. Now, the Qashqai is set to be equipped with Nissan’s unique e-Power technology, a ground-breaking powertrain.
 

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Electric truck pioneer Tevva set to create 1,000 jobs at new factory in the UK​



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Electric truck pioneer Tevva has today unveiled the new Tevva Truck – the first British designed 7.5-tonne electric truck intended for mass production in the UK. The global electric truck market was valued at $1.15 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow to $14.19 billion by 2021.

The 11,000m2 manufacturing plant, which is slightly bigger than the area inside an Olympic running track, is set to create an additional 1,000 skilled mechanical, software, engineering, and manufacturing jobs in the next 24 months, adding to the 60 plus jobs already created this year.

Tevva launches first British-built hydrogen electric truck​



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Electric and hydrogen truck pioneer Tevva is to make history today by launching the first hydrogen fuel cell-supported heavy goods vehicle (HGV) to be manufactured, designed and mass produced in the UK.

The Tilbury-headquartered scale-up, which has so far raised $140m in funding, will unveil its hydrogen electric vehicle alongside its latest full-battery electric HGV at the Road Transport Expo in Warwickshire.

Hydrogen has been used safely in buses and other vehicles in more than twenty countries for many years and has a higher energy density than lithium-ion batteries or even diesel. Because of these properties, it is particularly attractive for use in larger, commercial vehicles.
 

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Siemens Mobility to build new £7 million rail component facility in Goole​



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Siemens Mobility today announced it is expanding its £200m rail village in Goole by building a new 7-million-pound component facility which will create up to 30 new jobs. Business Minister Lee Rowley signed a steel of the building to mark the occasion.

The component facility, opening in 2023, will be built by local firm GMI which has built the rest of the Siemens rail village, using their 100% British supply chain, over 70% of which based in Yorkshire, bringing further investment to the region.
 

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Renishaw announces investment of over £50 million for UK manufacturing site​



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Global engineering company, Renishaw, is to invest over £50 million at its Miskin site in South Wales to increase manufacturing capacity and to help meet its Net Zero emissions targets. This will see 400,000 sq ft (37,000 sq metres) of additional low carbon buildings created at the 193-acre site to the west of Cardiff, consisting of two new production halls and an employee welfare facility. The existing production halls will also be refurbished to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Planning permission for the detailed plans to almost double the footprint of the site, which was acquired by Renishaw in 2011 and currently accommodates 650 employees, was granted by the Vale of Glamorgan Council last year. With the company continuing to see strong business growth and have confidence in its long-term prospects, those plans will now be realised.
 

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DHL launches UK recruitment drive to create 3,500 new jobs for ten new depots across Britain​



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DHL said this morning the logistics giant plans to invest more than £190m into creating 10 new collection and delivery depots across the UK, and expanding 20 existing sites, which will create 3,500 jobs.

The investment forms part of DHL’s plan to expand its UK e-commerce operation – DHL Parcel UK – through a £482m cash boost.

It comes after the company witnessed a 40% rise in volumes since the start of 2020, following a boom in its e-commerce division.
 

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MAHLE Powertrain has opened two new facilities in Northampton, the result of a £15-million (US$18-million) investment over the last five years (including £3.6 million (US$4.3 million) of UK Government funding), that will deliver much-needed testing capability as the automotive industry accelerates its transition towards decarbonized propulsion.

The purpose-built facilities allow MAHLE Powertrain to support customers with every aspect of development for the future of mobility, permitting the safe testing of vehicles, batteries and hydrogen technologies, under even the most extreme simulated environmental conditions.
 

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Fab production figures , a xhame it is exceeded by our imports
Steve
 

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Skyrora opens the UK’s largest rocket engine factory in Cumbernauld​



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Skyrora has taken another step towards achieving an orbital rocket launch from British soil by opening a new manufacturing and production facility; the largest of its kind in the UK.

After recently opening its engine test facility in Midlothian, this new facility in Cumbernauld allows the company to concentrate its launch development practices in custom-built facilities.

The production of two Skyrora vehicles has already commenced at the new site, which will increase up to 16 per year once mass production begins.

For the first time, the UK has an asset capable of conducting full-stage structural and pressure testing and full-stage functional and cold flow testing. Conducting these tests domestically saves significant time and costs and represents a key advantage for UK space efforts.
 

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