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"Great visit this morning, feeling very impressed by the innovation"

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Manufacturing support


The Manufacturing Alliance is here to try and help your business grow and to be more successful. We offer support and access to support in a number of ways:

The Manufacturing Alliance exists to help manufacturers of all sizes to improve performance by offering a quality support mechanism

Event 13th. March OE Electrics Factory Visit

By Guy Foster | 26th February 2018 | 0 Comments
OE Electrics factory

Founded in 1986, OE Electrics in Wakefield is an award winning manufacturer of power sockets and USB charging stations which are exported across the globe. Featuring product ranges such as Read More

Event: 17 April 2018 – Business Diversification

By ThemaUser | 25th January 2018 | 0 Comments
Rail bogie and wheelset

Date: Tuesday, 17 April 2018 Time: 17:30 – 20:30 Venue: 3M Buckley Innovation Centre, Firth Street, Huddersfield, HD1 3BD The next NPL Manufacturer Measurement Network Event will address the topic Read More

Event: 22 February 2018 – Doing Business in Defence & Security Markets

By ThemaUser | 18th January 2018 | 0 Comments
Soldier aiming through the gun sight on an automatic weapon

Date: Tuesday, 22 February 2018 Time: 09:30 – 14:00 Venue: Spencer Group, 1 Humber Quays, Wellington Street West, Hull, HU1 2BN Cost: £50.00 NDI/EEF members / £75.00 non-members Get Cyber ready Read More

Event: 24th January 2018 From innovation to legislation

By Guy Foster | 13th December 2017 | 0 Comments
BAMA-CKMA Joint Logo

    From innovation to legislation it’s not just for big business We’ve all heard about Industry 4.0 and Lean Manufacturing but often think, “sounds great but that’s just for the Read More

Grant support helps mattress manufacturer

By Guy Foster | 11th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Grant support helps puts mattress manufacturing venture on path to growth A manufacturer of pressure relieving products used in the care industry and by the National Health Service is on course Read More

Event: 7th. December Let’s talk real growth

By Guy Foster | 16th November 2017 | 0 Comments
Mountfield Park Wakefield

LET’S TALK REAL GROWTH At Wakefield First we understand the challenges faced in the current economic climate. That’s why we have teamed up with AD:Venture, the Wakefield Manufacturing Forum and Read More

Engineering Technology for New Markets

By Guy Foster | 13th November 2017 | 0 Comments
Bradford University KTP 03 picture

University of Bradford helped Norgren to provide an understanding of the detailed mechanical, fluid and material principles of Norgren’s existing Current to Pressure (I/P) converter leading to the design of Read More

State of the Art Micro Products

By Guy Foster | 13th November 2017 | 0 Comments

University of Bradford helped PPE develop an industry leading capability in creating micro parts for critical applications. Read the full article HERE

Reducing Irritants in Skin Products

By Guy Foster | 13th November 2017 | 0 Comments
Bradford University KTP 01 Picture

University of Bradford helped RB Healthcare (UK) ltd. develop a new test for their skin product. Read the full article HERE

Hainsworth’s mill visit

By Guy Foster | 22nd September 2017 | 0 Comments

Surviving flood, fire and reinvention “Great visit this morning – feeling very inspired by the innovation” In August, members of the Bradford & Airedale Manufacturing Alliance and Leeds Manufacturing Alliance Read More