Industry surveys have reported as much as 65% of manufacturers globally will be using a service-based selling model as opposed to product-based by 2020.
The UK’s small and medium-sized manufacturers are being urged to take part in the latest National Manufacturing Barometer to help shape future government policy, and highlight current trends and opportunities.
The Apprenticeship Levy, which came into force in April, obliges firms with wage bills in excess of £3m to pay 0.5% of that bill towards funding the creation of three-million new apprenticeships. It is not a popular measure, but Kate Maddison-Greenwell believes that if fully embraced, it can be beneficial for all.
The UK’s biggest showcase for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, The Manufacturer Smart Factory Expo, is taking place on November 15-16 at Exhibition Centre Liverpool.
Ace Forming has announced the arrival of a new operations director and a strategic investment drive to help it hit £1m within the next two years.
US and EU regulators have this week approved the massive sale of agribusiness firm Syngenta to a Chinese company.
Scientists in the UK have developed a new kind of filter for desalination plants using the versatile carbon allotrope known as 'graphene'.
A national understanding and appreciation of all things manufacturing will never happen while widely-held and wholly incorrect perceptions of what industry looks like persist. Jonny Williamson busts the top five manufacturing myths.
Hennik Group, publishers of The Manufacturer and organisers of The Manufacturer Top 100, has announced the launch of its latest initiative in support of UK manufacturing, an exclusive Manufacturing Directors' Scholarship in Association with Cranfield University.
The Manufacturer’s editorial director, Nick Peters speaks with Dr Steven Barr, managing director of Hennik Edge, about what impact a ‘hard brexit’ could have on the UK’s manufacturing sector.