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The Manufacturing Wales Virtual Event on 21st April brought together member organisations from across the Welsh manufacturing landscape, to hear ‘what’s happening?’, discuss ‘what’s new?’ and shape ‘what’s next?’ in one of Wales’ most valuable economic sectors. Sponsored by founder member The Safety Letterbox Company and hosting two keynote presentations from Barclays Bank and Fovotec,…

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Manufacturing Wales continues to grow from strength-to-strength, with an ever-expanding membership that now includes GTS Flexible Materials of Ebbw Vale and Philtronics Ltd of Hirwaun – two Valleys-based businesses that have built significant centres of excellence, evolving their own operations to become R&D innovators as well as world-class manufacturing facilities. We spoke with Chris Burgess…

Alan Brayley AB Glass

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Building an award-winning manufacturing business chasing a turnover of £10 million, employing over 40 people and engaging a 20-strong subcontractor team of installers, is no mean feat. But that’s just the tip of the Alan Brayley iceberg, as we found out when we spoke with him about a working life that started out as a…

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The very first Manufacturing Wales Members Meeting was held in late March – and last week we featured the views and aspirations of the members present, which included the principals from AB Glass, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Ministry of Furniture, Modplan, Shufflebottom Ltd, Stately Albion and University of South Wales, together with founding members Giancarlo Bianchi…

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The very first Manufacturing Wales Members Meeting was held last week, bringing together the principals from AB Glass, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Ministry of Furniture, Modplan, Shufflebottom Ltd, Stately Albion and University of South Wales, together with founding members Oliver Conger of Rototherm, Andrew Evans of SPTS Technologies (a KLA company) and Alison Orrells of The…

Aston Martin

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Manufacturing Wales, the independent voice of manufacturing in Wales, has pledged its support to help provide valuable high-skill opportunities for those employees being made redundant from the Aston Martin production plant in St. Athan. News emerged last week that the luxury car manufacturer is making redundant 95 full-time permanent employees, as well as laying off…

The Safety Letterbox Company

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Based in Neath, South Wales, The Safety Letterbox Company (SLB) has designed and manufactured over 180 different models of mailboxes. Founded in 1986, the family-owned business has built a strong reputation among its loyal customers and has established itself as a market leader and trusted voice in mailbox manufacture and design. Safety has always been…

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When Manufacturing Wales was established last year as the independent voice of manufacturing in Wales, Andrew Evans, Senior Compliance & Commercial Director of SPTS Technologies, a KLA company, was delighted to become a board member. A passionate advocate for collaboration across the diverse manufacturing landscape here in Wales, Andrew shares his thoughts on why he…

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Here at Ministry of Furniture, we’re very happy to announce a return to our roots, by making a significant investment in skills and technology that will allow us to again produce and install fitted furniture for clients in the education sector. Fitted furniture was a specialty of our predecessor, the old Remploy Furniture, formed by…

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The latest meeting of minds between Manufacturing Wales and Academia brings the immediate opportunity for manufacturing businesses in Wales to access world-class talent, research, facilities and collaborative innovation – as well as the potential for additional partnership and engagement funding – in a development applauded by Robert Lloyd Griffiths OBE, Director of IoD Wales as…