UK manufacturing continues to face significant change in automation and digitalisation, attitudes towards its emissions output and preparing its workforce for the future, while being beset by ever-shifting political challenges as the UK prepares to the the European Union.
The “seismic” shift from fixed automation to mobile robots will transform material handling within the industrial supply chain, as well as other areas of manufacturing – according to new research by a global tech market advisory firm.
The Manufacturer regularly sits down with industrial business owners, decision-makers, commentators and sector experts to discuss where they see future opportunities and unpick what keeps them up at night.
So, 2019 was pretty interesting for UK manufacturing - and not necessarily in a good way! The Manufacturer's editorial team - Nick Peters, Jonny Williamson and Rory Butler - look back at some of the highs and lows of the year, and offer their thoughts on how manufacturers can make the most of 2020.