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NORCROS ADHESIVES INVESTS IN NEW TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT 150% GROWTH IN MANUFACTURING CAPACITY

Norcros Adhesives is investing in a range of improvements at its Stoke-on-Trent factory, designed to support a projected increase in manufacturing capacity of 150 per cent.  The company aims to improve both manufacturing efficiency and also drive up product quality. The changes include the implementation of a new ERP system to strengthen management controls and […]

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BREXIT UNCERTAINTY AND INFRASTRUCTURE DELAYS LEAD CPA TO DOWNGRADE CONSTRUCTION FORECAST

Growth for the UK’s construction sector next year has been downgraded amid signs Brexit uncertainty and on-going delays in the delivery of major infrastructure projects continue to weigh on activity. The Construction Products Association’s Autumn Forecasts anticipate growth will remain flat in 2018, and rise by only 0.6% in 2019, a downward revision from its […]

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ITALIAN TILE MARKET CONTINUES TO GROW

The ACIMAC Research Department has recently released its ‘Financial Statement Analysis – World Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’. This contains new 2017 financial data for a sample of world ceramic tile manufacturers analysed by the Acimac Research Department. This reveals a further improvement in Italy’s performance with respect to its international competitors, including growth in both production efficiency […]

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NEW OWNER FOR EUXTON TILE SUPPLIES

Martin Bentham, owner of Euxton Tile Supplies, Chorley, near Preston, has sold the business to Julian Palmer. Euxton Tile Supplies is one of the largest independent tile distributors in the northwest, established more than 50 years ago, with a warehouse, showroom and office in the village of Euxton. The company operates its own delivery fleet […]

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GLOBAL CERAMIC TILE MARKET GROWING MORE WEAKLY, ACCORDING TO ACIMAC

In 2017 the world ceramic tile production grew more weakly than previously, according to ACIMAC Research, quoted in the Italian publication Ceramic World Web. Tile production grew to 13,552 billion square metres, a 2.2% increase on 2016. Meanwhile tile consumption also grew by 2.2% to 13.3 billion square metres. Global import-export flows fell by 1.4% to […]

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LEEDS STUDENTS SELECTED FOR FINAL OF WORLDSKILLS COMPETITIONS

Leeds College of Building, a TTA Associated Training Centre, is celebrating after the selection of six students for the national final of this year’s WorldSkills UK Competitions. Following the National Qualifiers which took place throughout the UK during the summer, the finalists are now in training as they prepare to compete for Gold, Silver and […]

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