NEWS FEATURES REVIEWS CASE STUDIES APPLICATION STORIES PRODUCTS British manufacturing continued its climb up the global rankings and is now the 8th largest industrial nation. UK manufacturing continues climb up global rankings The voice of industry since 1981 British manufacturing continued its climb up the global rankings as growth returned last year, according to the EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation and Santander. Launching the 2017 manufacturing fact card, the new data shows that Britain is now the 8th largest industrial nation with an annual output now worth $249bn, up from 9th place last year. In the post-Brexit world, manufacturing will increasingly provide Britain’s link to the world, currently generating 44% of total UK exports. The sector is also vital for the nation’s future source … Continues on page 6 Plant & Works Engineering www.pwemag.co.uk October 2017 Issue no. 420 FURTHER NEWS COVERAGE (turn to page 6) AEMT announces 2017 Awards Finalists Following an exhaustive Judging Panel session held in Loughborough on 21st September, the 2017 AEMT Awards Finalists have now been determined . . DONG Energy plans to change company name to Ørsted DONG Energy has called for an Extraordinary General Meeting to ask the shareholders of the company to approve a change of the company name to Ørsted. labolG nisredaeL BlairtudnI s , srelio .