SPS IPC Drives takes place in Nuremberg, Germany from 24 to 26 November 2015. The signs for a very successful exhibition are anew excellent. More than 1,600 exhibitors from Germany and abroad, including all key players of the industry, present products and solutions as well as pioneering technologies for the future to the international expert visitors.
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ £2mn Stephenson Fund to invest in innovative companies working in the field of mechanical engineering
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is launching a new fund, Stephenson LP, aimed at helping companies overcome the investment hurdle between Research and Development and bringing a product to market.
Keen photographers are being urged to snap to it as there is just one month left to get entries in for a prestigious national photography competition. EEF
(RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc
(LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has dramatically extended its portfolio of high-quality pressure and temperature monitoring solutions by WIKA, a world leader in measuring instruments, to deliver the advantages of easy online ordering and overnight shipping to an even wider range of customers.
THOUSANDS of UK workers could be suffering from breathing and respiratory issues without realising that a huge range of everyday workplace substances, that are common across most industries, could be the cause according to a warning from workplace equipment supplier Slingsby.
Reducing energy and water costs in hygienic cleaning
The food and drink manufacturing industries are large users of power and water and their associated costs impact on production and finished product costs.
Two industry experts heading up Electro Rent UK office will deliver localized service
Electro Rent Europe, a subsidiary of Electro Rent, one of the world’s largest providers of rental test equipment to numerous end-markets, announces the appointment of two industry experts to key positions within its new UK office.
The Government is currently consulting on imminent new gender pay gap reporting requirements. But, a new survey out today shows that less than one in ten firms (9%) currently report any gender pay information and providing data is going to be a significant challenge:
· 83% of firms are aware of Government proposals on gender pay gap reporting, but less than one in ten (7%) are up-to-speed in their understanding
· Less than three in ten companies (29%) are prepared for the forthcoming requirements and 30% are concerned about the amount of work required to provide the data
· Challenges: only a third of firms (33%) have undertaken a pay audit in the last 5 years – 27% have never undertaken one while 45% of firms don’t have an official pay scale
· Opportunity: 47% see gender pay reporting as an opportunity to benchmark against peers and other industries – 38% say that it will help them get to grips with their pay structures and auditing
· Context, support and a phased roll-out will be key to minimising challenges and maximising opportunities, says EEF.