Lighting in the past and future – Thorn Lighting turns 90
Lighting in the past and future – Thorn Lighting turns 90

Thorn Lighting celebrates its 90th anniversary on 29th March 2018, and remains as innovative a force as ever. Over the past nine decades Thorn has established itself as a global leader in the lighting industry. Today it is known for smart and reliable high-performance lighting solutions with integrated controls, serving countless applications. Its name is […]

Hyperdrive Innovation, Advanced Manufacturing
Hyperdrive and Nissan complete £19m High Energy Density Battery project
Hyperdrive and Nissan complete £19m High Energy Density Battery project

Battery technology firm Hyperdrive Innovation is celebrating the successful completion of its government-backed High Energy Density Battery (HEDB) project. Hyperdrive Innovation, based in Sunderland, is a developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion battery technology for electric vehicles and energy storage systems. The company’s High Energy Density Battery project played a significant role in developing the North-east […]

3 MILLIONTH QASHQAI PRODUCTION SUNDERLAND
Three millionth Qashqai built in UK as Nissan Europe sets sales record
Three millionth Qashqai built in UK as Nissan Europe sets sales record

Nissan Europe capped a record-breaking 2017 with the production of the three millionth Nissan Qashqai in the U.K., just over a decade after the category-defining vehicle made its debut.  The landmark achievement by Nissan’s Sunderland Plant came as the company posted its best ever full-year European sales, totalling 762,574 vehicles across Datsun and Nissan models. […]

Elmtronics CEO
Elmtronics targets £8m sales as it eyes up new markets
Elmtronics targets £8m sales as it eyes up new markets

Elmtronics, a County Durham based electric vehicle charging specialist has unveiled ambitious three-year growth plans that will see its turnover soar to almost £8m a year. The company is aiming to be one of the top four companies operating in the UK’s rapidly growing EV charging market by 2020. It is looking to make a […]

Sunderland IAMP
International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) hits a new milestone
International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) hits a new milestone

A new milestone for plans to help deliver more than 5,000 jobs and attract more than £300m of development is looming.  The milestone is for the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) which is proposed for an area close to the A19 and to the north of Nissan’s existing manufacturing plant. The IAMP is a joint […]

SMD EXPANDS SERVICING OPERATIONS AT THE PORT OF TYNE (1)
SMD EXPANDS SERVICING OPERATIONS AT THE PORT OF TYNE
SMD EXPANDS SERVICING OPERATIONS AT THE PORT OF TYNE

Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) is relocating its servicing operations to the Port of Tyne’s Tyne Dock estate in South Shields. The Tyneside based manufacturing company is already a global leader in building remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), deployed underwater in the global oil and gas, telecommunications and renewables industries. SMD’s head office and heavy production facility […]

Show Preview: Manufacturing & Engineering Conference 2017
Show Preview: Manufacturing & Engineering Conference 2017

Manufacturing & Engineering 2017 5th – 6th July, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle The Manufacturing and Engineering event has always brought together industry experts, innovators and manufacturing specialists with those that can use them in ways to produce products that are better, faster, stronger, cheaper, or whatever it is that your market or business demands. Now, […]

Lear Corporation - Advanced Manufacturing - North East England
Lear Corporation Brings European R&D To Sunderland
Lear Corporation Brings European R&D To Sunderland

Lear Corporation in Sunderland has been chosen as the location for the US automotive giant’s European research and development division, against competition across Europe. The company will build a £1.5m extension for R&D work following advice and support from Sunderland City Council’s Business Investment Team. The research and development facility will create new highly skilled jobs, and strengthen […]