With the pound weakening, wage increases in China and the Coalition keen to promote British manufacturing as a way to reduce the UK’s huge trade deficit, reshoring is the term of the moment.
Power and automation technology specialist ABB won an order for 2,400 robots by BMW Group.
Mechatronic Solutions, a UK provider of automation solutions to the manufacturing industry, is this year celebrating 25 years of trading.
Brace yourselves for a tidal wave of automation media and promotion in 2013. The reasons for the jamboree are important and it is high-time the message got through to those with the cheque books, says Will Stirling.
The Government has said that the Energy Bill will offer relief to industry hit hard by rapidly increasing energy costs by making energy-intensive companies exempt from costs associated with the move to a low carbon economy.