British car manufacturers could become caught up in an export tariff tit-for-tat escalating between the UK and US governments, after chancellor Sajid Javid refused to back down on a new multibillion-pound tax incentive aimed at many of the world’s biggest tech firms.
An increased global emphasis on low carbon initiatives is set to significantly increase the demand for batteries, leading to concerns surrounding the responsible management of lead throughout the lifecycle of automotive and industrial batteries.
At The Manufacturer, we’re fortunate enough to visit many of the world-leading factories the UK has to offer, as well as speaking to a host of industry experts about the various challenges and triumphs they’ve experienced.
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 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.
In today’s competitive landscape, environmental performance has to work alongside return on investment in the bottom line of a sustainable business. But is it so hard to balance costs and benefits? Lee Collinson reports.
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.