Running a manufacturing business often means that you’ll frequently need to make investment decisions.
Northvolt AB, a newly-founded Swedish company is raising funds to build a massive battery manufacturing complex.
General Motors (GM) has today announced that it’s Opel/Vauxhall subsidiary will be sold to Peugeot and Citroën owner, PSA Group, for €1.3bn.
When IBM bets, it bets big and the horse its currently backing is one powered by the Internet of Things. Jonny Williamson reports.
Jonny Williamson provides an overview of IBM’s new global headquarters for its Watson Internet of Things (IoT) business in Munich, Germany.
Manufacturing has been earmarked by the World Economic Forum and the European Union as a major driver of increased employment opportunities, reduced carbon emissions and better educational prospects for young people. This huge ambition largely rests on the advent of the smart factory and the rollout of Industry 4.0, which will make manufacturing more affordable in high-wage countries.
Boeing has announced that it will be ploughing investment in to sites in the UK and the US as part of a global growth plan.
BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye are set to test a fleet of 40 autonomous vehicles later this year as part of a joint partnership between the three companies in a huge step towards making autonomous driving a reality.
When thinking of start-ups, the image of tanned Ivy League dropouts developing complicated pieces of software from their unconventional Californian workspaces often springs to mind. But the reality of launching a business – big or small – from scratch can be very different, as is often the case with those starting up manufacturing in the UK. Rita Lobo examines the challenges of taking the first steps in manufacturing.
Professor Andy Neely takes a look at the five key issues manufacturing industry leaders should focus on if they want to survive in the age of digital disruption.