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News in Brief: January 2016

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The Kaltenbach Group of companies has announced two new co-operations with leading machine tool manufacturers Zeman and RSA. For the UK market Kaltenbach said that its Bedford facility and RSA, who has offices in Telford, will be able to work together to promote a full range of circular sawing and deburring systems.

Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to build a new engine factory at the i54 development on the outskirts of Wolverhampton. The 11m-high, L-shaped factory building designed by Associated Architects will almost double the size of the company’s existing plant.

Metsec said it has invested in the future of manufacturing through the appointment of four new staff members, who have become the newest recruits involved with the company’s apprenticeship scheme. The latest intake takes Metsec one-step closer to its ambition of achieving a 20% home-grown workforce by 2020.

Architect Renzo Piano and developer Sellar Property Group have unveiled plans for a steel-framed 65-storey, £1bn mixed-use scheme for Paddington, west London. The scheme at 31 London Street has already been dubbed the ‘skinny Shard’, as the team previously worked on the capital’s tallest building The Shard.

Graitec, the BIM and CAD software developer, has announced its file collaboration and interoperability app for Revit is now available as a free download directly from its Autodesk Exchange App Store.

Joseph Ash Galvanizing has announced major expansion plans for its Chesterfield plant, following on from the acquisition of a new plant in Sittingbourne, Kent.

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