Friday Focus: UK Manufacturing Weekly News – 11/03/2019
We take a look back at the weeks manufacturing news including yet more investment despite Brexit from companies, Terex and Bromford Industries!
We also discuss Aston Martin’s 26% sales growth in the last quarter of 2018 which was announced this week, they said they have everything in place for a “no-deal’ Brexit, although that not what they expect, it’s just part of their preparations.
We also touch on the petrol and diesel ban of 2040 and how ministers are backing plans for a state-of-the-art electric battery factory which will be the UK’s answer to Tesla which is predominantly based in the US. Companies such as Nissan, Jaguar Land Rover and BMW would use the new factory, saving costs.
We talk about the latest developments with the second Boeing 737 accident to happen recently. The model which has only been in service for a couple of years has sparked concerns regarding a new software upgrade which could point to the issues with the model.
We also talk about 3D printing, AI Chatbots, and the difficulties that China is facing with recruiting into the manufacturing industries.
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