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Engineering - 2016
HiB, the bathrooms manufacturer, is to expand its operations at the Birch Coppice business park in Warwickshire with an additional 80,000 sq ft unit in 2017.
Truflow Hydraulic Components, the Walsall-based hydraulics manufacturer, has been acquired by US-based Brennan Industries for undisclosed terms.
University of Nottingham has won permission to build a £18m 97,000 sq ft Advanced Manufacturing Building for 400 staff and students.
Formula Plastics is to create up to ten jobs this year, as part of an investment in new capacity at its plastics processing plant in Newton Aycliffe.
ADEY Professional Heating Solutions has undergone a management buy-out, securing the future of 75 jobs at its Gloucestershire-based manufacturing business.
Rimstock, the West Bromwich-based manufacturer of forged and cast alloy wheels with 230 staff, has been acquired by US-based Safanad and Current Capital.
TLA Distribution has acquired a new 30,000 sq ft site in Bingham for the expansion of its Nottinghamshire-based electrical wholesaling business.
David Brown, the Huddersfield-based gear systems manufacturer with 250 staff, has merged with Finland-based sister company Santasalo.
Keynvor Morlift has acquired Falmouth Wharves from Fairhaven Shipping, in order to expand its marine contracting business and create 39 jobs.
Sylatech is planning to set up a £7m 55,000 sq ft aerospace components factory and 130,000 sq ft of commercial space at a new site in Pickering.
GSA Environmental is planning to double the ten-strong workforce at its Brigg-based metals extraction business over the next few years.
Rexel UK is expanding its Leeds-based electrical supplies distribution operation with an additional 51,000 sq ft at Latchmore Park.
Vulcan to the Sky Trust has unveiled proposals to develop an engineering technology visitor attraction called the Etna Project near Doncaster.
Caunton Engineering is expanding its Nottinghamshire-based structural steelwork business into an adjacent 5,000 sq ft headquarters in Newthorpe.
Pyronix, the Rotherham-based intrusion alarm manufacturing firm with about 200 staff and a site in Berkshire, has been acquired by Hikvision of China.
Marlowe has acquired Fire Alarm Fabrication Services, the Chessington-based fire protection services firm with about 35 staff, for £1.2m.
AIS Technical is to open a £2.5m 14,000 sq ft protection systems manufacturing facility on North Tyneside, with the creation of up to 30 jobs.
University of Salford has won approval to build a £16m engineering exhibition space at the Newton Building on its main campus.
Midland Group Training Services is to set up a £1.5m engineering centre of excellence for up to 200 apprentices in Redditch this autumn.
Winbro Group Technologies of Coalville is planning to expand the 220-strong workforce at its hi-tech manufacturing business in the UK and US to 330 by 2018.
Autac Products, the Macclesfield-based electrical cables firm with 20 staff, has undergone a management buy-in for undisclosed terms.
Guilford Europe has acquired a 72,500 sq ft warehouse at Clover Nook Industrial Estate in Derbyshire for its automotive textiles business.
Bowers & Wilkins, the Worthing-based audio equipment firm with 1,100 staff, is to be acquired by Eva Automation of the US for undisclosed terms.
Sigma Components, the Hinckley-based aerospace division of Avingtrans, is to be acquired by Silverfleet Capital Partners for £65m.
Star International is to relocate its Flintshire-based marine and offshore services business to a 16,000 sq ft unit at Turbine Business Park in Birkenhead.
Johnson Service Group has acquired Gwynedd-based Afonwen Laundry for £53m and Chester Textile Services of Chester for £3.3m.
Shire Beds has acquired a 17,000 sq ft building on Netherfield Road for the expansion of its Dewsbury-based bed manufacturing facility.
Commander Controls is to relocate its Nottinghamshire-based industrial control systems business from Cotgrave to a 6,000 sq ft facility in Bingham this May.
CTS Projects is planning to expand the 70-strong workforce at its Co Down-based heating installation business with 50 new jobs over the next year.
Statiflo International, the Macclesfield-based static mixers engineering firm with 23 staff, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
Expanded Metal Company, the Hartlepool-based metal production firm, has been acquired from Gibraltar Industries by Empire of the US.
Unipart is to create more than 100 engineering and logistics jobs at a new distribution centre in Cowley, having secured a contract from HSS.
Partic Motor Spares is to relocate its Lincolnshire Radiators business from Newark Road in Lincoln to a 4,000 sq ft unit on Pioneer Way.
Unicorn Mouldings is to create ten jobs at its flooring manufacturing business in Lisburn and Markethill, having acquired Ecoloc of Belgium.
AB Systems of Buckinghamshire is to merge with Sterling Ancillary Services, the Leighton Buzzard-based plastics installation consultancy.
SGS Engineering has acquired a 60,000 sq ft warehouse due to be built at Westside Park in Derby for its gas struts manufacturing business.
Alpha Group has acquired the Glasgow office of Steelcase, the US-based office furniture business, taking its total headcount to 92.
Furniture Clinic is to expand the 65-strong workforce at its County Durham-based leather repair business with at least 20 new jobs.
Sigma Technologies is relocating its precision engineering business from Shipley to a 21,400 sq ft unit at Euroway Industrial Estate in Bradford.
MB Aerospace has acquired Centrax Turbine Components, the Newton Abbot-based turbine manufacturing firm with 430 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Building Product Solutions is to expand its Rotherham-based window manufacturing business with a new 7,000 sq ft distribution centre.
UK Fire Doors has acquired the former Leaderflush Shapland door factory at Langley Mill in Derbyshire, securing the future of at least 20 jobs.
Liberty House is to acquire the mothballed Dalzell and Clydebridge steel plants in Lanarkshire for the expansion of its metals business.
Altec Hydraulics has acquired Hydrofit Alliance, the Newton Aycliffe-based engineering firm, out of administration through Tait Walker for undisclosed terms.
Bloc Blinds is to create 93 jobs at its Londonderry-based blind manufacturing business over the next three years, as part of a £4m investment.
UPU Industries is to create 12 jobs at its County Down-based binding products manufacturing business, as part of a £1.2m investment.
James Fisher & Sons is creating about 110 jobs at its marine services business in Lowestoft, having secured a £25m contract from Galloper.
Veolia has submitted plans to Shropshire Council for a new technology recycling centre in Bridgnorth, with the creation of up to 50 jobs.
Dyson has secured a £16m government grant for research into battery technology, which will help support the creation of up to 570 jobs in Wiltshire.
Hawick Knitwear has sold its brand and intellectual property out of administration to Lyber 2016, securing 32 jobs at its Borders-based textiles business.
Harper Adams University has won approval to build a £17m agricultural engineering centre at Newport in Shropshire by February 2017.
Black & Decker is looking to relocate the Slough-based headquarters of its power tools business, having appointed JLL to find a site of up to 40,000 sq ft.
Thistle Windows is to relocate its Aberdeen-based office and manufacturing operations to a 35,000 sq ft unit in Bridge of Don in April.
Intelect Engineering is looking to relocate its Grimsby-based mechanical engineering business and about 50 staff to a larger 20,000 sq ft site.
Suprafilt is to relocate its Rochdale-based water treatment systems business and 20 staff to the 42,000 sq ft Sagar Holme Mills in Rossendale.
General Dynamics UK is to create 50 new jobs in South Wales, as part of a £175m Ministry of Defence investment in communications equipment.
Eurocell has acquired Vista Panels, the Wirral-based composite and PVC-U doors manufacturing firm with more than 100 staff, for £7.1m.
Westexe Forklifts is to relocate its forklift truck business from Exeter to a larger site on Heathfield Industrial Estate in Newton Abbot.
Clean Linen Services is to set up a 42,400 sq ft hub on Slough Trading Estate for its laundry and dry cleaning business in London and the South East.
VPS has acquired Evander Glazing & Locks, the Norwich-based home security firm, and will relocate from Borehamwood to Oldham by April.
Chamberlin is to set up a £1.6m machined components plant at Darlaston in Walsall by early 2017, with the creation of 33 jobs.
David Brown Gears has submitted plans to Kirklees Council to build a new warship parts factory at Lockwood Park in Huddersfield, with the creation of 15 jobs.
Dantec Hose, the Merseyside-based composite hose manufacturing firm, has been acquired by Elaflex-Gummi Ehlers of Germany for undisclosed terms.
Mettis, the Redditch-based aerospace supply firm, has been acquired by private equity firm Stirling Square Capital Partners for undisclosed terms.
Quick Hydraulics is seeking a 10,000 sq ft site on Teesside to set up a new engineering facility, with the creation of up to ten jobs.
Liberty Steel is considering plans to recycle scrap metal at its plant in Newport with the reopening of its arc furnace, which could create 1,000 jobs.
Timber Garden Buildings has acquired a £1.3m 152,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in Rotherham for its garden buildings business.
Dunlop BTL is to set up an equipment manufacturing and distribution centre at Consett in County Durham, with the creation of 60 jobs.
TGM Recycling has acquired Plastics Plus Recycling Group, the Devon-based recycling firm and its subsidiary business Polymer Industries.
Blaenau Gwent Council is to consider plans from Rubber Manufacturing to set up a 60,000 sq ft tyre recycling factory at Rassau Industrial Estate.
Total Recycling Services has secured investment of £6.7m for the expansion of its Darlington-based waste management business.
Hiatt Hardware is to relocate its Birmingham-based hardware products business to a 55,000 sq ft facility at Centrepoint51 in Aston this May.
DPS Group is planning to double the workforce at its Glenrothes-based electrical equipment business to 120 over the next five years.
Avingtrans is to acquire the Nuneaton-based internal pipe manufacturing business of Rolls-Royce, with 132 staff and a factory in China, for £3.5m.
Norbord is to invest £95m in the expansion of its factory in Inverness to double wood panel production, securing the future of 130 jobs.
TWI is to build a £7.5m engineering research facility at Harbourside Business Park in Port Talbot, with the creation of 16 jobs.
Sumac Precision Engineering has acquired WSM Manufacturing out of administration, securing the future of 21 jobs at its Weymouth-based engineering business.
Project Development International, the Aberdeen-based engineering firm, has been acquired by Tattva International Holdings of Singapore.
Camden Group is to create 50 jobs at its PVC manufacturing site in Antrim, and close its Camden Glass plant in Benburb with the loss of 65 jobs.
WEC Group is to invest £7m in the expansion of its MTL Advanced metal fabricating plant in Rotherham, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.
Accutronics, the Staffordshire-based battery manufacturing firm, has been acquired by Ultralife Corporation of the US for £7.6m.
Omega Plastics is to expand the 80-strong workforce at its injection moulding business with 20 new jobs, following its recent merger with Signal Plastics.
Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue is planning to build a £4m fire and ambulance station at its site on Robin Park Road in Wigan next year.
Epwin Group has acquired Stormking Plastics, the Tamworth-based moulded building components firm with 200 staff, for an initial £27m.
BAe Systems has awarded an £11m contract to Pochin's for the construction of a 165,000 sq ft warehouse at Salmesbury in Lancashire.
Chubb Fire & Security has won approval to build a new office at Shadsworth Business Park in Blackburn, with the creation of about 150 jobs.
Exac-One is seeking permission from Malvern Hills District Council to build a new head office in Upton for its engineering business.