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Brown and Hawthorne join the fight against COVID-19 with Trim E905

Brown and Hawthorne Engineering Ltd, a subcontract CNC machinist based in Coventry in West Midlands, have started making tooling parts to allow two businesses; a well-known car manufacturer and a supplier and manufacturer of racing and road vehicle parts, to produce ventilators for the UK National…

  • 6 hours ago

More than 150,000 logistics workers engage with FTA LogisticsHelpsLogistics campaign

FTA, the business organisation representing the logistics sector, has launched #LogisticsHelpsLogistics, a social media campaign to help businesses keep goods and services flowing, by filling shortfalls of staff or identifying vehicles with capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic. By posting jobs or…

  • 11 hours ago

Free R&D tax advice for companies who are switching production to fight Covid-19

As a number of companies across the UK switch manufacturing processes to join the fight against Covid-19, a leading R&D tax specialist has offered to provide free claims advice to anyone now producing clothing or equipment to aid the NHS. The government has issued a rallying call to businesses…

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HANNOVER MESSE cannot take place this year due to the increasingly critical situation surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. The Hannover region has issued a decree that prohibits the staging of the world’s leading tradeshow for industrial technology. From now until the next HANNOVER MESSE in…

  • 12 hours ago

Pall-Ex celebrates Haulage Heroes with new #LoveLogistics campaign

Pall-Ex is behind the wheel of a new campaign designed to celebrate the UK’s Haulage Heroes who are keeping supply chains moving during the UK’s coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown. The logistics giant is encouraging everyone to #LoveLogistics and support all the key workers in the sector…

  • 12 hours ago

Metso COVID19 impact update

During February, Metso’s operations in China were largely impacted by the coronavirus situation. The Chinese factories were nevertheless restarted successfully during the month and are now running at the normal capacity. The order intake from China in the first quarter is estimated to be on…

  • 13 hours ago

FTA launches online operators licensing training to help industry through COVID-19

FTA, the only business group representing all of the logistics sector, has today (30 March 2020) launched an online version of the Operator Licence Awareness Training Course (OLAT) to ensure operators can continue to receive vital compliance training under the government’s ‘social…

  • yesterday

Talent in Logistics launches free jobs board during Covid-19

To assist logistics operations during Covid-19, Talent in Logistics has launched a jobs board in partnership with Smart recruit online, the award-winning talent attraction platform, to help promote current recruitment opportunities. “Dealing with the outbreak of Covid-19 is a big enough…

  • yesterday

Midland Bearings Group businesses step up to Coronavirus fight

Midland Pallet Trucks and Midland Bearings, which are both part of the West Midlands-headquartered Midland Bearings Group, have stepped in to help in fight against coronavirus after being designated essential businesses. Midland Bearings has over 60 million bearings in stock in its Kingswinford…

  • 4 days ago

Steam systems expert 'boas'ts prestigious training accreditation

Steam systems expert and trainer at Spirax Sarco’s UK Steam Technology Centre (UKSTC) Mike Maslanka is only one of 20 people in the UK to be awarded the highly regarded Boiler Operation Accreditation Scheme (BOAS) Trainer Certification by the Combustion Engineering Association (CEA). The BOAS…

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