Advanced manufacturing

West firms begin to see early signs of recovery

October 8, 2013
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West firms begin to see early signs of recovery

West firms are showing some significant signs of recovery as the economic upturn gains traction, according to the upbeat results of a new survey. Domestic sales for the region’s manufacturing and services sectors have climbed strongly over the past three months while other measures including employment and business confidence, are equally positive, some showing...

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Avon Rubber predicts bright end to year on spate of defence order wins

October 3, 2013
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Avon Rubber predicts bright end to year on spate of defence order wins

Strong trading in its protection & defence division is expected to lift Wiltshire manufacturer Avon Rubber’s full-year profits higher than current market expectations, the group has told shareholders. The boost has come from orders from the UK Government and customers in the Middle East, together with a high level of operational flexibility, which has allowed the Melksham-based group...

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