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Friday, 31st October 2014

Jaguar Land Rover committed to reaching a negotiated settlement (update)
Jaguar Land Rover has told PRW it is disappointed that it has been unable to reach an agreement with the trade unions following the pay and conditions negotiations. ...more

Lanxess may be cutting up to 1,200 jobs
Lanxess may cut up to 1,200 jobs, around 7% of its workforce, as part of a group-wide overhaul to counter overcapacity in the synthetic rubber industry, the German daily Rheinische Post has reported. ...more

Hannover to acquire minority shares in Biesterfeld
German chemicals group Biesterfeld AG, has announced it has signed an agreement for Hannover Finanz group to acquire 28.6% of shares in its company.

Coca-Cola closing its recycling division
Coca-Cola Co. is shutting down its recycling division, instead expressing a desire to work with outside suppliers for recyclables, including PET, to put back into new packaging. ...more

Euroledlighting to open new Polish plant
LED Lighting systems maker Eurolighting is aiming to launch a new production facility in Redzikowo, in Poland’s northern part.  ...more

R& B Plastics Machinery appoints Fred Piercey as president and general manager
US based blow-moulding machinery specialist R&B Plastics Machinery brings in Fred Piercy  as president  and general manager. ...more

Stratasys speeds up medical device making
Stratasys  is working with US design firm Worrell  to accelerate medical device development through the use of 3D printed injection moulding.


Bayer polymer sales increase in third quarter
Sales at Bayer rose by 4.6% in the third quarter to (€10,187m (£8,029mm)  ...more

Champ Chat
Will the lights go out this winter?
The government also said businesses should look to generate their own power, presumably by having a bunch of workers on their tea break pedalling furiously on cycling machines hooked up to their manufacturing equipment.

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