Manufacturing sector

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German sandal maker Birkenstock taken over by LVMH-backed group
Family investment firm of French billionaire Bernard Arnault, and L Catterton agree €4bn deal

Sarah Butler

26, Feb, 2021 @1:03 PM

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Future of Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port factory hangs in balance
Owner Stellantis says plant could close without financial support from UK government

Jasper Jolly

25, Feb, 2021 @4:36 PM

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Melrose under fire over plans to close GKN factory in Birmingham
MPs and unions criticise proposal to move work carried out in Erdington plant to France and Poland

Jasper Jolly

25, Feb, 2021 @3:48 PM

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Losses at Aston Martin almost quadruple as Covid cuts sales
Luxury sports carmaker reports £466m pre-tax loss just as firm embarks on major turnaround plan

Jasper Jolly

25, Feb, 2021 @8:31 AM

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Sussex medicines firm takes production line abroad in white van to beat Brexit ban
UK assembly line at standstill as pharmaceutical company sets up in Amsterdam and plans EU expansion

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

21, Feb, 2021 @9:37 AM

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UK garment factory workers at higher risk of dying with Covid – study
Campaign group says figures underline need for tougher regulation of sector

Archie Bland

18, Feb, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Revealed: chemicals giant sold Louisiana plant amid fears over cost of offsetting toxic emissions
Multibillion-dollar company DuPont worried about the potential cost of offsetting emissions of a ‘likely human carcinogen’

Oliver Laughland in Edgard, Louisiana

17, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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UK economy hit by record slump in 2020 but double-dip recession avoided
ONS figures show GDP shrank 9.9% last year, the biggest decline since the Great Frost of 1709

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

12, Feb, 2021 @8:33 AM

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Last ever Learjet will be built this year, Bombardier says
Manufacturer signals end for aircraft after super-rich gravitate towards larger private planes

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

11, Feb, 2021 @6:20 PM

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Jean Boyle obituary
Other lives: xxx

Alison Boyle

10, Feb, 2021 @12:03 PM

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Comfy happy feet? Birkenstocks continue to run and run
Founded in 1774 and subject of a possible €4bn takeover, the German sandal may well be beyond fashion

Morwenna Ferrier

09, Feb, 2021 @4:20 PM

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Rolls-Royce proposes short summer shutdown of jet-engine plants
Move to cut costs will dent wages of all 19,000 staff in civil aerospace division

Staff and agencies

07, Feb, 2021 @6:24 PM

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