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Automakers Investing in an Electric Future  Supply Chain Crisis: The man who could help ‘save’ Christmas  TyTek urge customers to check and replenish inventory as Chinese supply chain ‘perfect storm’ could last six months  Shortages and Delays Continue to Tamper with Global Supply Chain – Just in time for Christmas  Your guide to making the best decision when choosing a magnet for holding applications  Your guide to making the best decision when choosing a magnet for holding applications  Can the U.S. compete with China in the Rare Earth War?  Companies Resort to Expensive Measures as Holiday Season Looms  Tesco latest supermarket giant to launch cashier-less store  U.S. takes a hammering as freight delays continue on  

2021 Archive

Automakers Investing in an Electric Future

As the global car industry commences on its journey to moving from internal combustion engines to batteries, automakers across the globe are investing in an electric future. Two of the biggest global automakers, Toyota and Ford, are the latest car producers to invest billions into automotive battery development and electric vehicle production.

October 20th, 2021 Read More >

Supply Chain Crisis: The man who could help ‘save’ Christmas

As the supply chain crisis continues across the world, the UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has drafted in help in the form of a new advisor, Sir David Lewis, who is hoped will be the man to ‘save’ Christmas.

October 12th, 2021 Read More >

TyTek urge customers to check and replenish inventory as Chinese supply chain ‘perfect storm’ could last six months

Power blackouts in more than 10 provinces across the mainland of China have forced global suppliers to suspend operations at some of their factories.

September 30th, 2021 Read More >

Shortages and Delays Continue to Tamper with Global Supply Chain – Just in time for Christmas

Saying scenes at UK fuel stations were chaotic over the weekend is perhaps an understatement. Consumers started to ‘panic buy’ fuel after a shortage of lorry drivers in the UK started to affect fuel deliveries, leading to lengthy queues at fuel stations.

September 28th, 2021 Read More >

Your guide to making the best decision when choosing a magnet for holding applications

Two magnets attract to each other because their fields interact. A permanent magnet is attracted to a ferrous workpiece because magnetism is induced in the workpiece. Therefore, the permanent magnet’s field and the newly induced field in the ferrous part interact and attract.

September 28th, 2021 Read More >

Your guide to making the best decision when choosing a magnet for holding applications

Two magnets attract to each other because their fields interact. A permanent magnet is attracted to a ferrous workpiece because magnetism is induced in the workpiece. Therefore, the permanent magnet’s field and the newly induced field in the ferrous part interact and attract.

September 28th, 2021 Read More >

Can the U.S. compete with China in the Rare Earth War?

Rare earth materials have shaped modern society’s manufacturing and are irreplaceable; without them we would not have touch screen phones, batteries for electric cars, or the latest engines for our military’s fighter jets.

September 13th, 2021 Read More >

Companies Resort to Expensive Measures as Holiday Season Looms

With the holiday season heading our way, the race is on for businesses to overcome production delays and shipping bottlenecks as customer demand begins to heighten.

August 31st, 2021 Read More >

Tesco latest supermarket giant to launch cashier-less store

Following in the footsteps of Amazon, UK supermarket giant Tesco is the latest retailer to venture into cashier-less technology to offer customers a more convenient ‘just walk out’ shopping experience.

August 17th, 2021 Read More >

U.S. takes a hammering as freight delays continue on

As consumer demand continues to surge, warehouses, depots and ports across the U.S. are overflowing with cargo, causing major delays and escalating prices for already struggling businesses and consumers.

August 2nd, 2021 Read More >

UK Businesses struggle amidst a ‘pingdemic’

The majority of lockdown restrictions may have now been lifted in England, but UK businesses are struggling more than ever amidst a ‘pingdemic’, with hundreds of thousands of people self-isolating after being pinged by the NHS track and trace app.

July 19th, 2021 Read More >

Demand sees aluminum price hike but China has plans to help them fall

There's a major global raw material shortage, which has led to considerable commodity price increases. And it doesn’t look like there is an end in sight yet. The economic cycle has a powerful effect on commodity prices and with supply relatively fixed in the short term, an unexpected shift in demand can cause sharp moves in commodity prices. And global demand has come back with a bang. Therefore, the fact that prices collapsed last year and have soared this year, is not surprising.

July 5th, 2021 Read More >

Businesses experiencing crippling prices and delays due to shipping disruption

The disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to the shipping industry has left devastating effects on businesses that rely on importing goods from East Asia, with costs escalating at a staggering rate and delays on shipments.

June 22nd, 2021 Read More >

Innovative airline plans to return 'supersonic speeds' to aviation industry

United Airlines are flexing their innovation muscles after announcing big ambitions to “return supersonic speeds to aviation” in 2029, with plans to purchase 15 new supersonic airliners.

June 8th, 2021 Read More >

Global shipping chaos caused by surge in online shopping

For the global shipping industry, chaos began with the tap of a million "buy now" buttons, with Americans trapped at home by the pandemic resorting to buying online at a relentless pace.

May 25th, 2021 Read More >

Global shipping industry hit by India’s Covid outbreak

Following the drama on the Suez Canal, the international shipping industry has once again been rocked, this time by India’s huge wave of Covid-19 infections.

May 10th, 2021 Read More >

Hybrid sales soar as we head to an electric future

Consumers appear to be making more sustainable and eco-friendly choices when it comes to choosing their next car, with new data revealing hybrid car sales have increased by 27 percent in 2021.

April 27th, 2021 Read More >

Which magnet is the most attractive for your project?

When it comes to magnets, we know what we’re talking about! We have been in the business of producing magnets and magnetic assemblies for two decades. Many of our customers come to us with unique challenges that entail designing and producing customized and often very complex magnetic assemblies. 

April 14th, 2021 Read More >

An in-depth look at the changes to Shipping and Freight during a pandemic

In today’s strange social and business climate one element, in particular, has become an issue for all of us – shipping and freight. The drama on the Suez Canal, where one of the world’s largest container ships was stuck for a week and held up $billions of trade before being freed, is just the latest issue in the ongoing container crisis which began to be pressured since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

April 7th, 2021 Read More >

Hopes Raised as Ship Freed from Suez Canal

After being wedged across the Suez Canal for nearly a week, the stern of one of the world’s largest container ships has been partially freed, raising hopes for billions worth of trade resuming its journey.

March 30th, 2021 Read More >

Load Cells help Amazon unveil its first till-free grocery store in the UK

Doing the weekly grocery shop has never looked more high-tech, following the unveiling of Amazon’s first till-free store in London.

March 16th, 2021 Read More >

Discover the Reasons Behind Rare Earth Price Increases

Going back to the 1950’s, the availability of ferrite magnets started an amazing development in the world of motors for almost anything that required motion. It was ferrite magnets that enabled your vehicle’s window wipers to operate without you needing to be twisting your wrist back and forth to a cramp.

March 5th, 2021 Read More >

Together in Electric Dreams - Jaguar and Land Rover brands have vowed to become all-electric by 2025

Following news that Jaguar and Land Rover brands have vowed to become all-electric by 2025, the global race to profit from emission-free electric cars is well and truly on.Their plans for an all-electric future have been welcomed by academics and motor industry figures, and follows in the footsteps of fellow automakers such as Volkswagen, Ford Motor and General Motors who have made similar promises to transition to an emission-free future.

February 23rd, 2021 Read More >

Strength, reliability, fairness, and good conscience - we welcome in the Chinese New Year and the year of the Ox

This Friday, February 12th, marks the start of Chinese New Year and we thought it couldn’t be a better time to celebrate our 20 year working relationship with our friends in China. We want to wish our friends in China a very Happy New Year!

February 9th, 2021 Read More >

Coronavirus-How the pandemic has changed the world economy.

The coronavirus pandemic has left national economies and businesses struggling, as governments try to tackle the spread of the virus with new lockdown measures. Despite the roll out of the new vaccine, it’s still a wonder how the world’s economy will ever recover after nearly 12 months of disruption. In this blog, we take a look at the worst hit areas, and how they are likely to get back on track in the months/years to come.

January 25th, 2021 Read More >

Covid-19 Continues To Cause Problems for Chinas Exporters

The dramatic shift in exporting goods to the West is causing havoc within the shipping industry, and shipping delays and rising costs are creating huge issues for the very companies that are fuelling the economic recovery.

January 5th, 2021 Read More >