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Aston Martin reveals new F1-inspired hypercar

Aston Martin has unveiled the ground-breaking hypercar it is developing in partnership with Formula One’s Red Bull Racing team. To read more click here

Tata Steel starts JV talks with German group Thyssenkrupp

Tata Steel has entered into talks with German conglomerate Thyssenkrupp over a possible joint venture to boost its ailing business. To read more click here

Rolls-Royce to form new JV with Unipart

Royce-Royce is to form a new joint venture with engineering, logistics and consultancy group Unipart. To read more click here

Thompson plays key role in auto and aerospace parts project

BLACK Country friction welding specialist Thompson has played a key role in a research project to develop advanced manufacturing processes for the production of aerospace and automotive parts.

The two-year study, supported by Innovate UK, not only explored the solid state bonding of new and dissimilar materials, but also the joining of primary assemblies. To read more click here


Autins Group enters Indian JV

Warwickshire- based Autins Group, which produces thermal materials for the automotive sector, has set up Indica Automotive alongside Indica Industries. To read more click here

Walsall manufacturer opens its door to budding engineers

PP Electrical Systems has teamed up with Dudley College to give 50 engineers of the future an insight into world class manufacturing.

Students studying a range of BTEC engineering courses have spent a number of days at the Walsall-based automation and electronic control specialist, with the emphasis on shopfloor experience and accessing new technology.

They received a guided tour of the firm’s 40,000 sq ft facility and saw how machines used in the production of automotive components, food packaging, printing and telecommunications are built and then shipped to customers across the globe.
There was also the opportunity for students to buddy up with PP Electrical employees and take part in a challenge that encouraged them to implement 5S into a process to boost performance.

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GKN invests £32m in Chinese expansion

Birmingham-based GKN Driveline has nearly tripled the manufacturing capacity of its plant in China. To read more click here