A £17m grant has been approved for a space hub in the Scottish Highlands, where a fleet of next-gen small communications satellites could be launched within the next two years, generating value for UK manufacturing and supply chain.
The overwhelming majority of logistics operators rank the endemic lack of drivers as having the most impact on their business. Does automaton and technology hold the key to overcoming the shortage? Ian Cranidge reports.
A Yorkshire manufacturing firm, engaged in the development of innovative and advanced medical technologies, has been awarded a seven-figure sum from a healthcare investment vehicle to fast-track a state-of-the-art production facility which will enable the launch of a “ground-breaking” medical device.
Imagine if your company was able to reduce the number of mundane, repetitive tasks that are completed by staff each and every week. Tasks that can often hold up sales, delay delivery, frustrate customers or, even worse, be completed incorrectly.
Fresh ideas in manufacturing are what keeps this industry vibrant and moving towards the future, and at Innovation Alley, running through the heart of Smart Factory Expo, there was no shortage of new and exciting businesses trying to stand out from the crowd.
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.