Industry Updates – Manufacturing 4/4/19

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APOLLO TYRES LEVERAGES TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMATION IN THE TYRE MANUFACTURING

Date: 3/4/2019

Source: Gigabit

Lisa Zinn, Head of Global IT & Business Services at Apollo Tyres, discusses how her company is leveraging new technology in the manufacturing sector amidst Industry 4.0 read more

MICROSOFT AND BMW DEVELOP OPEN IOT PLATFORM FOR MANUFACTURERS

Date: 3/4/2019

Source: New Statesman

Microsoft and BMW have teamed up to develop an open manufacturing platform that they claim will speed up the adoption of industrial internet of things (IIoT) solutions read more

UK MANUFACTURING GROWTH VULNERABLE TO POST-BREXIT TARIFFS

Date: 2/4/2019

Source: Financial Times

The recovery of UK manufacturing over the past decade has relied heavily on growth in just four industries – including those potentially most exposed to new trade  barriers after Brexit read more

VAUXHALL JOINS BMW, JLR AND HONDA IN FACTORY SHUTDOWNS FOR BREXIT

Date: 3/4/2019

Source: The Week

Vauxhall has temporarily closed its production facility at Ellesmere Port in a bid to minimise the impact of a possible no-deal Brexit read more

‘WAKE-UP CALL FOR UK’ AFTER NINE MONTHS OF FALLING CAR PRODUCTION

Date: 28/3/2019

Source: The Guardian

Car manufacturers have said their anxiety over Brexit is now “at fever pitch” after latest monthly production figures showed another major decline, with a 15% year-on-year drop in output in February read more

BREXIT STOCKPILING: MANUFACTURING SURGE AS COMPANIES PREPARE FOR NO DEAL

Date: 1/4/2019

Source: Daily Express

Brexit stockpiling has sparked a record jump in the amount of goods held by British factories in a bid to avoid being caught short ahead of Britain’s departure from the EU read more