Wednesday, 25 April 2012

New mobile website

With smart phones becoming a more important part of our lives we have taken a bold step forward and launched a new mobile website, this is a dedicated site giving you a shorty handy version of our website in the palm of your hand. Take a look for yourself.

Scan the QR code below to view the site...

New signage at the factory

As part of our ongoing re-branding exercise our new factory sign was installed today, looking spectacular in the sun we are really proud of the new fresh identity. We can't wait to show you more as we roll it out.

New Weston Body Hadrware Signage

driMET product range launched

Weston Body Hardware has launched a new range of products. driMET is a new innovative series of application designed to handle the toughest conditions and has the ability to be fully retro fitted to existing apertures to provide a weatherproof application in its place.
To find out more about driMET and its unique and innovative advantages click here....

Ashley Heath new blog

Our very own Ashley Heath, Sales Director here at Weston Body Hardware has started his own blog, he is keen to provide his take on the latest developments in manufacturing, economics and what he gets up to here at Weston Body Hardware.

You can follow Ashley and keep up to date with his blog here...

Monday, 2 April 2012

UK manufacturing growth at 10-month high in March

The UK manufacturing industry grew at its fastest rate for 10 months in March 2012. This is very encouraging news considering the current economic conditions.

The Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for manufacturing rose to 52.1 last month from 51.5 in February. The key to this data is that a reading above 50 implies growth within the industry.

The data is very encouraging sign that the UK economy grew in the first three months of 2012 and avoided a recession.

But while there was a pick-up in new orders within March general output was increased by clearing backlogs of existing work.

Markit Economics an independent, global provider of some of the world’s most influential business surveys said that conditions in the sector remained tough, with firms facing high oil and metal prices. Combine this with challenging conditions in the Eurozone export producers are having to develop markets further afield.

"UK manufacturing has made a brighter than expected start to 2012, with PMI data pointing to output growth of around 0.3% in the first quarter," Rob Dobson, senior economist at Markit, said.

Promising news came in the form of data showing that new orders rose at their quickest pace for a year in March. Another encouraging indicator of growth is that the PMI for February was also revised upwards to 51.5 from a previously-stated 51.2.