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An Englishman abroad

06/10/2020

The Far East has long been regarded as a bastion of low-cost manufacturing, with lingering question marks over quality and IP-security. While more and more countries – including the UK – are continuing to re-shore ...

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GTMA medical supply chain initiative looks to grow

05/10/2020

​The GTMA formed a cluster of member companies interested in working in the medical sector in March 2020, anticipating the need for an immediate response to the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing medium-/long-term growth in ...

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Is the tide turning for reshoring?

27/07/2020

’Reshoring’ is a much-mentioned word in the manufacturing industry, especially amongst engineering component suppliers that took part in Ventilator Challenge UK. Andrew Allcock takes a look at the history of such talk ...

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SUBCONTRACTING - Keeping the customer satisfied

18/06/2020

Machinery has written about a number of online-focused subcontractors, individual firms with varying levels of ambition, as well as platforms that offer buyers access to a range of services and companies in one place, ...

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Four manic weeks

01/06/2020

At the beginning of March, life in the UK was still close to normal, albeit with heightened awareness of Covid-19’s threat and approach, plus a focus on hand-washing. But from Monday, 16 through into mid-April as peak ...

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Working safely at Heller Machine Tools

29/04/2020

​Heller Machine Tools in Redditch is the British subsidiary of Gebr. Heller Maschinenfabrik GmbH. Both deliver their products globally. Andrew Allcock caught up with Matthias Meyer, managing director of the UK ...