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All the latest news and current activities for Drive Midlands.

  • Drive Midlands launches new programme for the automotive industry

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    Drive Midlands unveils new partnership programme to support region’s automotive firms Drive Midlands has engaged with 500 automotive companies across the region Drive Midlands, which supports and promotes the region’s automotive industry, has launched a new programme for the supply chain within the area. The Drive Midlands Automotive Partnership will provide sector-specific support to local […]

  • College investment will see spirit of engineering return to Longbridge

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    A major investment by South & City College Birmingham will put Longbridge firmly back on the map as the home of engineering, with the opening of a new study centre. Bournville College, based in Longbridge Town Centre which is part of South & City College Birmingham, now boasts a £545k state-of-the-art engineering centre which will […]

  • Everything you ever wanted to know about batteries for electric vehicles

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    Have you ever wondered what’s inside an automotive battery, how they work and what are the challenges for production? WMG, in its role as the APC Electrical Energy Storage Spoke, is pleased to announce the launch of Automotive Batteries 101, an introductory guide to batteries for electric vehicles, covering cell chemistries, components, and manufacture and […]

  • College investment will see spirit of engineering return to Longbridge

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    A major investment by South & City College Birmingham will put Longbridge firmly back on the map as the home of engineering, with the opening of a new study centre this month. Bournville College, based in Longbridge Town Centre which is part of South & City College Birmingham, will boast a £545k state-of-the-art engineering centre […]

  • Business Development Contract – Business Development Consultant

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    Drive Midlands are looking for an Business Development Consultant to help with an exciting new programme we have developed. Hungry for more? Please click here for details on the brief for what we are looking for and how to apply: Drive Midlands Partnership Programme Brief    

  • Midlands consortium showcases future car and highway technology

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    Cutting edge devices that allow cars to talk to each other and to the road have been successfully demonstrated by a Midlands-based project set up to develop and test the technology. The UK Connected Intelligence Transport Environment (UK CITE) consortium, which includes Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), showcased its latest innovations at the Jaguar Land […]

  • Essential Skills for Manufacturers

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    Implementing Autonomous Maintenance Primarily aimed at operations leaders and plant managers wishing to implement Autonomous Maintenance in their plants, this workshop will also be of interest to engineering and maintenance leaders introducing or supporting TPM processes. The course will demonstrate the importance of Autonomous Maintenance and give you a proven process to implement Autonomous Maintenance […]

  • Free local events to support your business in going global…

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    Learn more about upcoming events, trade visits and masterclasses supporting West Midlands businesses in going global… Doing business in the USA Come along to this event on 24 April at Molineux Stadium during the Black Country Business Festival to learn more about setting up a presence in the USA. Hosted by AVITUS Group this event […]

  • UK manufacturers not leveraging the full potential of digitisation and risk falling behind global competitors

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    UK manufacturers are applying new technologies to their operations, but must do more to avoid being further outmaneuvered by global competitors who are fast becoming digital champions. That’s the main finding from new analysis from PwC’s Strategy& study, Digital Champions: How industry leaders build integrated operations ecosystems to deliver end-to-end customer solutions.   The Study […]

  • PwC Podcast – Electric Vehicle Charging for the Future

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    In this episode we are joined by Graeme Cooper, Project Director for electric vehicles at National Grid and Adrian Del Maestro, Director of Research at Strategy&. We discuss the outlook for and some of the challenges facing charging infrastructure and explore the ways industry and government can work together to make the UK a world […]