Wales in the manufacturing driver’s seat

Wales in the manufacturing driver’s seat

While the brand Aston Martin conjures vivid imagery of suave English automation, thanks in no small part to James Bond, it has taken a far more Timothy Dalton turn in recent weeks. On February 24th of this year, Aston Martin announced that it will be building its new luxury car, the DBX, in glamorous Glamorgan; […]

Bridging the gap

Bridging the gap

While the UK may still be a powerhouse in engineering, a shortage of skilled workers is posing a significant threat to growth and innovation and the long term health of the sector. Considering the turnover of UK engineering enterprises is over £1 trillion – a quarter of the total turnover of all UK enterprises –, […]

How to effectively manage relationships with subcontractors

How to effectively manage relationships with subcontractors

Component subcontractors play an essential role in the world of manufacturing. The size and scale of most projects means that it is almost impossible to produce every single component in-house, which means outsourcing to a specialist becomes a necessity. However, managing the relationship between your company and an external manufacturer can sometimes …