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When you invest in pumps, you invest in industry's future

Added: 12 Sep 2018

Beyond the sectors in which they operate, pumps have a profile so low that they might as well be no…

Like football, pumps expertise requires thinking outside the box...

Added: 3 Sep 2018

“A competent pump supplier is somewhat like a competent coach, they should be able to offer more th…

Industry strategy can't wait for Westminster

Added: 3 Sep 2018

Government and industry appear to occupy two parallel universes when it comes to the subject of 29 …

Investing in pumps modernisation is essential for survival

Added: 8 May 2018

It’s a bald reminder to anyone who assesses a product’s overall cost purely on the basis of its pri…

Pills drugs medicine

Editor’s Comment: Modern medicine

Rob Smith | Added: 16 May 2016

We are fortunate in the UK. For many illnesses, you need only head to your local pharmacy and hey p…

Cyber security

Hacked off?

Added: 22 Sep 2015

Microsoft’s new operating system (OS) Windows 10 was officially launched in July. But how has it af…

Gas detection

Have a safe summer

Added: 3 Jun 2015

So summer is here, and there’s more than whiff of safety issues in the air.

Nestle apprenctice at work Jordan Phillips

Faltering fightback

Added: 25 Mar 2015

Much was made by George Osborne in last week’s budget about an apparent renaissance in UK manufactu…

National Grid

The big turnoff

Added: 22 Oct 2014

Energy management has officially come of age.

Cyber security

Happily ever after?

Added: 8 Apr 2014

Today marks the end of support for Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system - but what effect will i…

Pharmaceutical industry must focus on manufacturing

A dose of growth

Added: 2 Apr 2014

After decades of focussing on research & development in pursuit of the next blockbuster drug, big p…

BP chemicals plant facility

If China falls, will the UK rise?

Added: 17 Feb 2014

The BBC tomorrow airs a programme investigating the dangerously-high levels of debt sustaining Chin…

Chemical Plant

Homeward bound

Added: 12 Feb 2014

If, like me, you watched this weekend’s episode of the BBC show Top Gear, you would have seen their…

GSK process safety module

Beating Asia on price

Added: 22 Jan 2014

This week I met the boss of a UK firm that exports worldwide and is able to compete with rivals in …

Centralised control room

Control rooms play catch-up

Added: 5 Nov 2013

They are present in most households and even my three-year old can operate one, so why are process …