Tag Archives: manufacturing

UK industry needs to be ‘bold and brave’ urges manufacturing boss

The time has come for UK manufacturing to be ‘bold and brave’ in the way it targets international opportunities according to the boss of a strategic manufacturing outsourcing specialist. PP Control & Automation’s Tony Hague made the rallying call after GDP figures revealed that growth in the economy had stalled …

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Manufacturing and technology sectors call for greater support from Parliamentarians

MPs and policymakers will be urged at a dinner at the Houses of Parliament to re-focus efforts to boost the UK’s manufacturing and technology sectors after a lengthy period of uncertainty caused by the prolonged discussions over Brexit. The jointly organised Bessemer Society and Foundation for Science & Technology dinner …

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Apprenticeships play key role in business success

The head of a leading Midlands firm of robotics engineers says the company’s success can be attributed to its commitment to apprenticeships. Fraser Reid, managing director of Warwickshire-based Cyber-Weld, says apprentices are making a significant contribution to the business. More than half of the Cyber-Weld workforce are either apprentices in …

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Five (human) predictions for the future of manufacturing in 2020

In this opinion piece, Dr Simon Kampa, founder and CEO of industrial software company Senseye, shares his predictions about what he expects will happen to the manufacturing sector in 2020. “I must start with the caveat that the challenge of accurately predicting the future of the manufacturing sector is significantly …

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Predictive data set to increase business profitability by over 20 per cent

More than one in five managers in the manufacturing sector believe that predictive data would increase the overall profitability of the business during 2020, according to a recent survey by Anvizent, a data management software solutions provider. Surveying over 100 senior managers in mid-sized manufacturing firms, Anvizent also found that …

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Make UK partners with Next Gen Makers to inspire young engineers

Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation, has partnered with Next Gen Makers in order to help manufacturers to attract, recruit and inspire more young engineers, into the sector. The move will see Make UK become the headline sponsor of the Birmingham region of the Next Gen Makers Engineering Careers Prospectus 2020, …

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Manufacturers turn to ‘outsourcing’ to combat economic uncertainty

An increasing number of manufacturers are looking to mitigate their risk by choosing to use strategic outsourcing according to one industry boss. Tony Hague, CEO of PP Control & Automation, believes recent uncertainty, Brexit and global trade wars are making firms reassess how they balance short-term term pain with the …

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Artificial Intelligence set to revolutionise manufacturing

The UK has the potential to lead the world in the application of artificial intelligence for manufacturing, according to an AI lead at Coventry’s Manufacturing Technology Centre. Dr Nandini Chakravorti, technology manager for the data and information systems team at the MTC, said the UK has the largest artificial intelligence …

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Industry grinds to a standstill in the face of economic and political storm – Make UK/BDO survey

Britain’s manufacturers have ended the year at a standstill as the toll of ongoing political uncertainty and downturn in major global markets shows little sign of ending anytime soon, according to a major survey released by Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation and business advisory firm BDO. The survey also shows …

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£15m funding package for the MTC set to be approved

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority will be asked to approve a grant for £15m next week, to enable research and technology organisation the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) to expand its facilities and create more than 40 highly skilled jobs. Having recently moved to the Liverpool Science Park, the MTC …

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