A Wear-based engine cooling and climate control specialist is expanding into new markets and creating jobs, after building a second workshop for its new division. Advanced Radiators - one of the largest independent engine cooling and climate control specialists in...
The first of 10 new industrial units at a £60m development site were set to move forward after approval at Sunderland’s planning committee this week. Plans for Legal & General-backed development Hillthorn Business Park in Washington were approved at planning...
Two derelict farm buildings are set to be demolished to pave the way for further investment in the giant International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) on the edge of Washington. Permission has been granted for Elliscope Farm and West Moor Farm...
Specialist fabricators, Almet, is expecting turnover to increase by 40%, as it prepares to invest in state-of-the-art robotic welding technology and increase its factory size. The Washington-based business is laying the groundwork to increase its factory size by 12,000 sq...
Independent food packaging and PPE manufacturer PFF Group has strengthened its technology team with two new appointments. Carl Gaffney joins as head of group IT, based at PFF’s Washington site. He will be supported by Andrew Thompson, who joins as...
The leaders of Sunderland and South Tyneside councils have welcomed a planning application from Envision AESC that will pave the way for a £450m development on the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) near Washington. The company has submitted plans for...
Nissan is to create 400 jobs at its car plant in Washington. The news comes hot on the heels of the announcement of a £1bn investment at the site earlier this month - part of an ambitious drive towards ramping...
Food packaging manufacturer PFF Group has invested in a new transport management system to improve deliveries to customers and reduce its carbon footprint. PFF is one of the UK’s largest independent food packaging manufacturers, supplying packaging products to supermarkets and...
Nissan's chief operating officer Ashwani Gupta officially announced the news, widely trailed last week, that its plant at Washington was to build the UK’s first electric battery gigafactory. It was Gupta who confirmed that the Japanese carmaker will partner with...
The UK’s first gigafactory for the production of batteries for electric vehicles is to be built on Wearside, bringing thousands of new jobs to the region. Nissan is to build the new £1bn factory in partnership with Chinese manufacturer Envision...

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