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Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing

Latest satellite launch fuelled by Westcott firm

Specialists at European Astrotech are once again helping to power the latest international space mission. The firm is providing fuelling services for two Galileo satellites which will launch from the European Spaceport in French Guiana next month. The satellites will be launched together on a...

Thames Valley a key part of HMG’s National Space Strategy

Space presents significant opportunities; the global space economy is projected to grow from an estimated £270 billion in 2019 to £490 billion by 2030. Constellations of satellites are being launched to deliver worldwide services. New state and commercial space stations are being planned and built....

UK consortium, including University of Oxford, to advance solid-state battery tech

Seven UK organisations, including the world renowned, University of Oxford, have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop protype solid-state battery technology targeted for automotive applications. The consortium comprises a number of organisations that focus on battery research, development and manufacturing in the UK: Faraday Institution, Britishvolt, Emerson...

New National Rocket Test Facility unveiled for Westcott

A new national rocket test facility has been opened in Buckinghamshire. Based at the Westcott Space Cluster and within the Aylesbury Vale Enterprise Zone, the new centre will allow UK companies and academics to test state-of-the-art propulsion engines used to move small satellites in space. It...

DIT publishes the national inward investment results 2020 to 2021

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has published the national inward investment results 2020 to 2021. Despite the economic global slowdown due to the pandemic, the UK remains one of the most attractive places in the world to invest in with 1,538 foreign direct investment (FDI)...

Modern MINI production at Plant Oxford celebrates 20 years

To celebrate 20 years of the MINI Plant Oxford, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales visited the home of the brand at MINI Plant Oxford, to meet the people involved with integrating the manufacturing of the MINI Electric into their standard production line. The Oxford...

Research shows Thames Valley record in industrial take-up

Despite the past year being challenging for the industrial market, there has been a record take-up in the Thames Valley’s industrial market according to Lambert Smith Hampton’s (LSH) 2021 Industrial and Logistics Report. LSH’s report highlighted the growing demand of the Thames Valley with a strong...