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  • SAM Cobot Roadshow with RAR UK Automation
    Join the SAM Project and RAR UK to learn more about collaborative robots and how they can transform you manufacturing business and save cost
  • Rise of the robots aids Almet expansion
    ROBOT-tech is boosting business at a North East metal fabricators. Specialist fabricators, Almet, is expecting turnover to increase by 40%, as it prepares to invest in state-of-the-art robotic welding technology and increase its factory size. The Washington-based business is laying the groundwork to increase its factory size by 12,000 sq ft as it invests in […]
  • Steelcraft shows true mettle to diversify and grow
    AN ARCHITECTURAL metalwork specialist is forging ahead into new markets, after receiving investment and technical expertise from a team of manufacturing experts. Steelcraft Ltd, based in Chester-le-Street, is expanding its product offering and launching a new brand, after securing a five-figure funding grant and support from the Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing (SAM) Project. The company, which […]
  • Investment gives engineering firm the tools to grow
    A COUNTY DURHAM precision engineering specialist is proving it has the talent to turn tools into takings, and grow the business. Ashgarth Engineering, a subcontract precision engineering specialist based in Consett, has reported a 40% increase in turnover over the past year after seeing demand for its services skyrocket. Ashgarth Engineering has continued to grow, […]
  • Target manufacturer has new markets in its crosshairs
    A BRITISH soldier is proving to be a sharpshooter in business as well as the bunker, after taking his battlefield skills into the boardroom. Northumberland-based Tactical Shooting Solutions was set up by a British soldier with almost two decades’ service, after he identified a gap in the market for UK-manufactured, military-grade shooting targets. Three years […]
  • Dragons Den Date for North East manufacturer
    A North East manufacturer is set for a face-off with TV’s most feared business leaders, as it enters the Dragons’ Den. The founder of innovative building company, OGEL will appear on the hit BBC programme on July 8, 2021, as part of the new series currently airing. Having already won over technical experts at the […]
  • North East manufacturing should drive UK recovery
    A team of North East experts that helped stimulate over £40m in sector growth has backed the region to supercharge the UK’s economic recovery.
  • Manufacturers urged to ‘think local’
    A TEAM of industry experts is urging regional manufacturers to prioritise localising supply chains, to minimise the impact of future crises on the sector. The Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing Project, a £10.9million initiative set up to provide expert advice and funding to North East SME manufacturers, issued the rallying call after witnessing first-hand how travel restrictions […]
  • Multi-million-pound boost for North East manufacturing
    MANUFACTURERS across the North East are set to receive a major boost, after one of the region’s largest investment programmes secured a further £6 million in funding. The Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing Project (SAM) was launched in 2018 in a bid to help businesses become more productive and sustainable by supporting projects that enhance their products, […]
  • Capital investment pays off as AGMA helps clean up
    A FAMILY-OWNED manufacturer of cleaning and hygiene solutions has revealed how major investment in new machinery helped it step up to the fight against Coronavirus. AGMA Ltd, based in the rural town of Haltwhistle, Northumberland, designs and manufactures sterile and non-sterile cleaning and biocidal products, which it exports to customers in over 30 different countries. […]