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Britain’s manufacturers saw the delayed recovery finally arrive in the final quarter of 2016 with a much improved boost to output and orders, according to a major survey recently released  by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation and accountants and business advisory firm BDO LLP.

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Martin Robinson, CEO of IRISS, guides you through which certifications apply to infrared windows.

Industries with highly automated processes, such as food & beverage and pharmaceuticals face many challenges, especially in terms of maintaining a safe environment. As increased legislation continues to require higher standards, Bürkert Fluid Control Systems has developed a series of safety valve solutions that can be retro-fitted to existing control systems or incorporated into new designs.

When it comes to specifying pumping equipment, many companies, particularly those under increasing pressure to cut costs, could actually be making decisions that will cost them more in the long run. Steve Schofield, director and chief executive of the British Pump Manufacturer’s Association (BPMA), explains how lifecycle costing can help to reveal the true cost of a pump.

Following a late rush of UK companies seeking to comply with the requirements of the Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) earlier this year, it is estimated that around two-thirds of approximately 10,000 eligible organisations are now registered. However, meeting the registration deadline should be seen only as the beginning, not as the end of the process. Dirk Ville (pictured), general manager, Atlas Copco Compressors UK and Ireland, reports.

Dr Susan Scurlock, CEO and founder of Primary and Secondary Engineer explains why and how we should encourage children to consider careers in STEM related professions, and the importance of smart manufacturing and engineering in doing this.

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Editor's Comment 

October was quite a month of announcements! The decision over the third runway at Heathrow and then Nissan’s commitment to build its new model at Sunderland - effectively safeguarding more than 7000 jobs and a big vote of confidence in UK manufacturing. Although many commentators are concerned with what the Government has actually agreed in to entice Nissan to commit to the UK, I take a pragmatic view in that whatever agreements may or may not have taken place, there are now increasing signals that the Government is listening to industry’s concerns about the Brexit process and our future trading relationship with the EU, and it is gradually becoming aware of the consequences of getting it wrong.

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