Real-time information

ND Precision Products (NDPP), an established ISO 9001:2015 accredited company and long-term user of PSL Datatrack production control software, has a stated mission to deliver precise, high-quality tooling to its customers. NDPP has continued to invest in customised PSL Datatrack solutions over the years to help achieve this goal. The latest investment has been in Status Boards: visual displays to provide real-time production flow and order fulfilment information to the shop floor. The Status Boards give shop-floor operators clear visual data on the production status of any job.

For further information
www.psldatatrack.com

Mecaline brand enters UK marketplace

Brammer Buck & Hickman, a supplier of industrial MRO products and services, has expanded its exclusive Mecaline brand of pneumatics, offering customers over 3000 product lines. Mecaline is recognised in the UK for its mechanical and power transmission products, but across Europe this brand is also well known for its pneumatics range. Due to popular demand, the Mecaline pneumatics series is now available in the UK, providing customers with products that are said to combine quality and reliability, backed by Brammer Buck & Hickman’s engineering expertise.

For further information https://uk.rubix.com/mecaline

Best-practice kitemark introduced

Make UK has partnered with support platform Next Gen Makers to develop an engineering apprenticeships employer kitemark that will recognise companies who achieve a best-practice benchmark and thus endorse them as an exemplary employer of apprentices.
The kitemark will be available to companies that are part of the recently launched Engineering Apprenticeships: Best Practice Programme – a Make UK backed initiative that helps to overcome skills challenges and build talent for future success. It is open to any UK engineering or manufacturing company running an engineering apprenticeship programme.

For further information
www.nextgenmakers.co.uk/best-practice

41% more apprentices

Make UK has welcomed the latest cohort of 170 engineering apprentices to its Technology Hub in Aston, Birmingham – a 41% year-on-year increase in its intake. The apprentices, who will be studying a range of courses from Level 2 Welding Operator to Level 3 Engineering Technician, will spend the next 12 months with Make UK, learning the technical side of their chosen specialism, as well as other areas like health and safety and time management, before returning to their employers, which include companies such as Severn Trent, Jaguar Land Rover, Ibsock, Forterra and Ishida.

For further information
www.makeuk.org

New exhibition to run alongside MACH 2022

The Engineering Supply Chain Show is a new exhibition where engineering and manufacturing buyers can find world-class suppliers. Organised by The Manufacturing Technologies Association and hosted at the NEC in April 2022, this show-within-a-show is part of the MACH exhibition, but sits as a separate three-day event. Running on 5-7 April, the Engineering Supply Chain Show will have its own location and entrance in Hall 7, directly alongside MACH 2022. Sponsored by Lloyds Bank and the Engineering Industries Association (EIA), this new exhibition has grown out of increased demand for the UK Supply Chain Zone at MACH.

For further information
www.engineeringsupplychain.co.uk