WIN event set for AMRC in January

The launch event for the new Northern branch of the Women’s Infrastructure Network (WIN) is being held at the University of Sheffield’s AMRC.

Founded by women at key regional businesses, the Northern WIN brings together women working in infrastructure sectors across the north of England. The event, which is being hosted by the Nuclear AMRC, aims to link together like-minded women who want to expand their professional networks across industries and share best practice.
There will be presentations from women working in senior roles in the UK’s nuclear power sector. The half-day event on 24 January is free to attend.

Co-operation deal for Horn and W&F

A new co-operation agreement between two German companies, tool manufacturer Horn and lathe tool-holder producer W&F Werkzeugtechnik, aims to offer customers complete solutions covering everything from the spindle to the tool cutting edge.

Initially, the collaboration will focus on quick tool-change systems for sliding-head lathes and internally cooled whirling units. Under the deal, W&F tool solutions will be sold worldwide by Horn through its subsidiaries and sales partners in more than 70 countries. The UK subsidiary, Horn Cutting Tools, is located in Ringwood, Hampshire.
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Mazak recognised for environmental best practice

Yamazaki Mazak UK has won the Silver Environment Award at the International Green Apple Awards, for its efforts to reduce single-use plastic cups at its European Manufacturing Plant in Worcester.

The national campaign by The Green Organisation recognises and rewards the greenest individuals, companies, councils and communities in the country, with the winners announced at a recent ceremony hosted by Liz Kendall MP at the Houses of Parliament.
Mazak competed against more than 800 other nominations in the Environmental Best Practice category, but the company’s project, ‘Reduce and Remove Single-Use Plastic Cups’, stood out. Historically, the Worcester factory was using 8000 disposable cups per month, but thanks to the efforts of Mazak’s Environment Team, this has been significantly reduced. There is now potential for the company to represent the UK in the Green World Awards 2019 and have 100 trees planted in its name as part of the United Nations’ Billion Trees initiative.
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