Tenpin

The Yorkshireman
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And are these British companies or foreign companies being set up with British government funding? (ie tax payers money).

You are welcome to read the previous posts to check for yourself.

However, it matters not whether they are foreign or british, or being government funded as it is ALL investment in the UK.

I suspect the latter

You can suspect all you like (suspecting something doesn't mean it's reality), but it is still investment in the UK.
That creates jobs for those building the factories and potentially jobs further down the line at those factories or in supply chains or in local businesses.

why would they establish a factory in the UK when it would make better sense to do so in the EU free from the bovine excrement of Brexit and questionable work ethics.

The companies obviously believe it makes sense to establish, or grow, in the UK and not in the EU.
They, I'll guarantee, know more than you do about their needs.
 

Jaycey

African Refugee
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Looking back I see many foreign companies setting up business ın the UK – do you really believe that they have the best interests of the UK at heart? And that products will be exported with the Made in Britain label? Unlikely.

They are betting that the Brit tax payers funding will offset increased manufacturing costs, poor work ethic etc. Not a wager I would care to take but time will tell.

The only upside I see is generation of jobs but it would be nicer to see those jobs generated within real British companies – sure it does sometimes happen but seems not often enough.

But no harm in flag waving, no doubt appreciated by some.
 

Tenpin

The Yorkshireman
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Looking back I see many foreign companies setting up business ın the UK – do you really believe that they have the best interests of the UK at heart? And that products will be exported with the Made in Britain label? Unlikely.

They are betting that the Brit tax payers funding will offset increased manufacturing costs, poor work ethic etc. Not a wager I would care to take but time will tell.

The only upside I see is generation of jobs but it would be nicer to see those jobs generated within real British companies – sure it does sometimes happen but seems not often enough.

But no harm in flag waving, no doubt appreciated by some.

You make a lot of assumptions backed up by nothing but your own speculation.
 

Jaycey

African Refugee
Positive UK Manufacturing/Investment News
Which in no way addresses the points made in #642.
 

Jaycey

African Refugee
Positive UK Manufacturing/Investment News
It addresses everything in #642.....it addresses all of your assumptions.
It addresses nothing but why the anti? Did I say that you shouldn't wave your flag?

With all the doom and gloom around it's good to accentuate the positive and ignore the negative and you do that very well gulme.gif
 

Tenpin

The Yorkshireman
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Major Investment for Mitsubishi Chemical UK in Hull​



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Hundreds of millions of pounds are set to be invested in a new production line at Mitsubishi Chemical UK in Hull, more than doubling capacity and creating dozens of jobs.

The site at Saltend Chemicals Park, which opened in 2002, manufactures a grade of Ethylene Vinyl Co-Polymer (EVOH) for the European market under the SoarnoL brand.

The product is primarily used in packaging to extend the shelf life of food, along with other products in the medical and agricultural sectors.

The facility has experienced a steady and significant increase in demand as food manufacturers seek packaging products with a lower environmental impact that can be recycled.
 

Tenpin

The Yorkshireman
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Schmitz Cargobull ramps up UK production​



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Europe’s leading trailer manufacturer Schmitz Cargobull is doubling production at its UK manufacturing plant in the coming weeks to address increasing demand and as such, new trailers ordered within the next fortnight can be in operation before the end of this year.

While some manufacturers have extended lead times, the Manchester-based Schmitz Cargobull team is increasing production capacity so it can deliver standard versions of its popular S.BO PACE and S.CS FIXED ROOF curtainsider models in a matter of weeks.
 

Tenpin

The Yorkshireman
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Loop Energy grows European footprint with UK expansion​



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Loop Energy, a designer and manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cells for commercial mobility, will extend its presence in Europe later this month by expanding into the UK.

Loop Energy, a designer and manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cells for commercial mobility, will extend its presence in Europe later this month by expanding into the UK.

Loop Energy’s newest facility will be based in Grays, Essex, just east of the centre of London and next to a growing group of manufacturers helping decarbonize road transport, including current customer Tevva Motors, the hydrogen and electric truck OEM which is based in Tilbury.

Loop Energy has already started to recruit for the roles at the new facility, with employees assisting in the areas of production support, customer support and inventory.

The move is in reaction to growing customer demand for Loop Energy’s fuel cells in continental Europe and the UK, where diesel and petrol vehicles will start to be banned from 2030.
 

Tenpin

The Yorkshireman
Positive UK Manufacturing/Investment News

SBD Apparel invests £12m in new Rotherham manufacturing facility​



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A purpose-built factory which will produce high-end sportswear for top-flight athletes has reached completion in Rotherham.

The 100,000 sqft development on the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Rotherham is for end user, SBD Apparel.

SBD Apparel is a world-renowned sports brand manufacturing premium performance clothing and strength supports which are worn by elite strength and fitness athletes across the world. It is well known for its affiliation with the World Strongest Man competition.

Having moved its offices and warehouses closer to its main factory in Rotherham five years ago, SBD has expanded its workforce from four to 125 staff, increased turnover by over 600% and now supports over 200 professional athletes.

Following £1.5m of grant funding from the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority, Freeths was instructed by SBD Apparel in June 2020 in connection with the purchase of a circa 3.76 acre plot of land at the AMP from Harworth Estates Investment Limited, together with a simultaneous Development Agreement for Harworth to carry out the proposed development.
 

Tenpin

The Yorkshireman
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British rocket manufacturer Orbex launches major recruitment drive​


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UK-based launch services company Orbex is hiring an additional fifty staff members over the next six months. The new team members will support the company’s final push to prepare for the first vertical rocket launch from UK soil over the coming months.

Many of the new roles will support ‘integrated testing’ of the complete rocket at the Orbex LP1 launch platform test facility at Kinloss. The facility allows for full ‘dress rehearsals’ of rocket launches at Kinloss, situated a few miles from the Orbex headquarters in Forres in Moray, Scotland.

The new roles will also strengthen existing teams responsible for key areas of development of the rocket, including propulsion, structures, avionics, CNC machining and embedded software. Other recruitment areas will facilitate communications between ground staff and the rocket in flight, covering fields such as GNC (guidance, navigation & control) systems, sensors, data capture, ground segment software, and radio engineering.

Fifteen of the new roles will be non-technical positions, offering a wide range of people new opportunities to train or re-skill for a career in the UK and European space sector. These positions require no past experience of the space or aerospace industry and cover areas such as logistics, finance and procurement.
 

Tenpin

The Yorkshireman
Positive UK Manufacturing/Investment News

Tata Steel takes on more than 100 apprentices​



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Tata Steel has welcomed a new wave of more than 130 apprentices across its UK operations.

Some 116 of the 137 have joined the Indian-owned steelmaker’s apprenticeship scheme in Wales - the vast majority (73) at its primary steelmaking plant in Port Talbot. The other apprentices in Wales have been assigned to Tata’s downstream operations Troste in Llanelli, Llanwern in Newport, Shotton and Caerphilly.

The apprenticeships, which also include Tata’s operations in England, cover a range of disciplines from electrical and mechanical engineering to technical, supply chain and functions.
 

Tenpin

The Yorkshireman
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Munro Vehicles set to create 300 jobs at new UK manufacturing plant​



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A major sales and leasing opportunity for the ground-breaking Munro all-electric 4×4 off-roader that could see upwards of 3,000 vehicles built and shipped State-side over the next 3 years, marks a welcome return of automotive manufacturing to Scotland.

Over 300 jobs are forecast for the East Kilbride manufacturing plant where Munros will be hand built by a highly technical workforce.

This follows an export deal struck between two Glasgow-based companies…Munro Vehicles and ‘Wyre’ – an all-electric vehicle sales and leasing specialist that’s targeting major industries and utilities throughout the USA.
 

Tenpin

The Yorkshireman
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Large-Scale Green Hydrogen for the UK: Air Products and Associated British Ports Partner on Renewable Hydrogen Production​



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LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. and LONDON, Aug. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) and Associated British Ports (ABP) announced today their intention to partner in bringing the first large scale, green hydrogen production facility to the UK.

The facility would import green ammonia from production locations operated by Air Products and its partners around the world. This would be used to produce green hydrogen, which would decarbonise hard-to-abate sectors such as transport and industry.

Supporting a Green Hydrogen Economy
The UK Government has plans for 10GW of low-carbon hydrogen to be in production or construction by 2030. Currently there is no significant domestic production of such hydrogen in the UK. Air Products, as a first mover, aims to help drive progress towards the Government's targets, addressing the urgent task of decarbonising hard-to-abate sectors, and reduce the UK's dependency on fossil fuels.

Benefits to the UK
The project will bring a wide range of benefits to Immingham and the UK, including eliminating up to 580,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions each year, the equivalent of taking 20,000 diesel HGVs off UK roads, as well as reducing nitrous oxide and particulate emissions. In addition, the project will bring up to $4.6 billion in growth and financial benefits to the region and provide 1,400 direct jobs and approximately 1,600 indirect jobs for supply chains and local businesses.
 

Tenpin

The Yorkshireman
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Bristol's oldest watchmaking company reopens after closure decades ago​



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Bristol's oldest watchmaking company has reopened a new headquarters in the city nearly 50 years after closing its doors. Fears Watch Company was founded in 1849 by 22-year-old Edwin Fear on Redcliffe Street and operated for 130 years before shutting down in 1976.

Nicholas Bowman-Scargill, the great-great-great grandson of Mr Fear, re-incorporated the business in 2016 for just £12 - and moved the company back to Bristol earlier this year. The watchmaking firm is now moving into a new head office at Bristol Paintworks and is planning to open a watch showroom and manufacturing facility - with cases, dials and straps assembled in its original headquarters - by the end of the year.
 

Tenpin

The Yorkshireman
Positive UK Manufacturing/Investment News

BAE Systems muscles in on satellite space with defence cluster​



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British aerospace and defence giant BAE Systems is set to unveil a satellite cluster later today.

The cluster, made up of four satellites, will be focused on earth observation, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and be rented out to businesses and allied governments alike.

Much like the smartphone, the satellites will be able to download different applications, such as alternative sensing and camera abilities, which are requested by the customer.

BAE System’s new satellite plans, which form part of its Azalea program, follows the acquisition of British satellite manufacturer In-Space last year and is the “culmination” of the firm’s expertise in security, head of space strategy Liz Seward told City A.M.
 

Tenpin

The Yorkshireman
Positive UK Manufacturing/Investment News

JCB takes on new recruits as 2,000 apply for just 150 jobs​



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The digger-maker is training up the next generation of manufacturers, engineers, and business specialists.

Digger-maker JCB is welcoming scores of graduates and apprentices in a new recruitment drive. The company, which has its headquarters are in Rocester, has created more than 150 jobs after receiving 2,000 applications.

The £8 million investment in its early careers programme focuses on training the next generation of manufacturers, engineers, and business specialists.
 

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