The Painter is protected by a Tyvek suit created by DuPont Personal Protection.

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“British Steel is making the biggest single investment in its manufacturing operations for a decade with a £50 million scheme to upgrade its wire rod business.”

Image courtesy of British Steel

Rolls-Royce EVTOL

Rolls-Royce is developing technologies for what it sees as a new market in aerospace: electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles, or EVTOLs. Concepts include applications for military use

“The world’s biggest meat alternative production facility officially opened at Quorn Foods’ Belasis site in Billingham, County Durham, on 15 November 2018. . It is part of a £150m investment by Quorn Foods, reflecting an increase in flexitarian and vegan diets.”

Image courtesy of Quorn Foods

The JCB X Series excavator, manufactured in Staffordshire, was launched in 2018.

Image courtesy of JCB.

Prime Minister Theresa May and Chancellor Philip Hammond visit ADI Group’s headquarters in October to highlight the multi-disciplinary engineering firm’s work in inspiring young people to a career in engineering.

Image courtesy of ADI Group

“Production of the new generation of engines for the BMW i8 hybrid plug in sports car exclusively being built at BMW Plant Hams Hall”

Image courtesy of BMW UK

“British Steel has committed £170 million to investments in its first three years and is pursuing a further £500 million of projects.”

Image courtesy of British Steel

The UK Manufacturing Review (UKMR) is a 250-page original publication covering many of the key events, achievements, challenges and progress across the biggest manufacturing sectors in 2018, with forecasts for 2019.

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