Packaging manufacturers produce high volume and high speed, with a focus on quality and personalisation. The managing director of UK-based Aegg Creative Packaging discusses how the implementation of a bespoke automation cell has driven efficient and quality production.
Stuart Jarvis, chief technical officer of a British manufacturer of precision opto-mechanical automation systems, believes that the need for SMEs ‘to collaborate to innovate’ has never been more urgent to develop new markets.
Nationally, the UK invests relatively little in automation and robotics compared to most other advanced economies. Recent reports have suggested that investments might be picking up, but intentions haven’t become a reality.