Jonny Williamson travels to the Netherlands to discover how the combination of cutting-edge innovation, the Industrial Internet of Things and AC drive motors is helping a forklift manufacturer to reach new heights.
As a manufacturer, you want to drive efficiency improvements across your entire operation – innovation, design, sales, purchasing, production, distribution and service. The value contained within your data can help achieve all those objectives, and then some.
Digital technology has become a core component of modern manufacturing, helping businesses to innovate, produce, sell and service more effectively. To realise the greatest gains, manufacturing executives need to safely and successfully lead their businesses through this digitalised ‘Industrial Renaissance’.
Loctite adhesives have been used in manufacturing for decades, but the rapid change in the way materials are used mean the German firm that owns Loctite is on a never-ending quest to ensure manufacturers have a range of adhesive products that are effective and environmentally safe.
As a precision aerospace components manufacturer, Bromford Industries operates in a highly competitive market, but proactive investments in digital technology, factory connectivity and its workforce has seen the business climb to new heights.
Tucked away in a non-descript Brighton business centre, managing director / owner Alex Claber and his bass guitar speaker factory, Barefaced Audio, are developing an international reputation for innovation and quality.
The way manufacturers talk about servitization these days, you’d think it was something new and shiny, but it’s as old as razor blades. Nick Peters reports on the background of offering Products-as-a-Service.
The Annual Manufacturing Report 2018, published by Hennik Research, says UK manufacturers are poised to take on the world, but are failing to pull the trigger on a bright future because of uncertainties surrounding the outcome of Brexit negotiations and the threatened shortage of skilled workers in the coming decade.