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It was encouraging to see factory output increase in December, according to research from IHS Markit.

This has been attributed to companies stockpiling before Brexit in the Spring. It represents the second-fastest rise in finished goods in December since 1992.

The pound's weakness also helped export orders, with growth from the US, Europe, China, India, Brazil and Africa.

Simon Duddy
IPE Newsletter Editor

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UK manufacturers report near-survey record increases in stock holdings

At 54.2 in December, the seasonally adjusted IHS Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose to a six-month high, up from 53.6 in November.

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Engineering Success

Caunton Engineering is one of the UK's leading fully automated structural steelwork contractors and a world leader in Just-In-Time manufacture. Designing, fabricating, painting and erecting structural steelwork for the construction industry, the Nottinghamshire business employs over 250 people and has annual turnover in excess of £64m.

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Solutions for the pharmaceutical industry

For over 30 years, Diversey the global hygiene and cleaning company have been developing innovative hygiene solutions for sterile and non-sterile production in the life science industries.

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Engineering company fined after apprentice left seriously-injured

An engineering company has today been fined after an apprentice was seriously-injured by a lathe.

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IIC & OpenFog join forces

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and the OpenFog Consortium (OpenFog) have agreed in principle to combine the two largest and most influential international consortia in Industrial IoT, fog and edge computing. The move will bring OpenFog members into the IIC organisation at a time when their complementary areas of technology are emerging in the mainstream.

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EEF Annual Conference: Speakers announced

EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, has announced that the next National Manufacturing Conference will take place in London on 19th February 2019.

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ErP We Are Ready

Warm Air, Radiant and Heating Products are now affected by European Regulations.

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Brexit and Industry 4.0 - What it means for people, skills, and talent

The UK and its manufacturing sector is going through a defining, disruptive period in history. With Brexit on the horizon, businesses are faced with the short-term uncertainties.

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ACI's JetBlack personnel cleaning systems

Blower-driven air provides a safe, economical and highly effective means of removing deposits such as dust, fibres, water and more from people, product surfaces or work environments. As an innovative provider of personnel cleaning and de-dusting systems, ACI's range of high performance products are OSHA compliant and offer a totally safe and cost-effective alternative to compressed air for clean-down.

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Conveyor solutions for chilled and deep-freeze environments

Interroll's new Modular Conveyor Platform (MCP) for chilled and deep-freeze environments, with decentrally controlled RollerDrive drive technology, expands the range of applications of the company's conveyor solutions.

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Powered pallet truck nominated for safety award

One of Combilift's new products has been named as a finalist in the Safety Category of the FLTA Awards for excellence 2019. The Combi-PPT powered pallet truck, launched earlier in the year, was originally developed as a solution for a customer that wanted to enhance operational safety and product flow when moving heavy engine units around its premises.

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New-look Maintec event hailed a success by industry

Maintec, the UK's only exhibition dedicated to the maintenance, plant and asset management sector which took place on the 6 - 7 November at the NEC, Birmingham, has been hailed a success by organisers Western Business Exhibitions.

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