The old joke, ‘Invented in Britain, developed in the US, made in China, sold everywhere’ may be an exaggeration, but it contains an important lesson for UK manufacturing – ideas are necessary, but they are not sufficient to build a successful future. Richard Hill reports.
The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has announced the launch of its new Instruments Division, bringing its world-class measurement instruments and expertise closer to industry, improving quality, productivity and efficiency.
The Midlands’ thriving automotive industry remains open for business post-Brexit, delivering a cluster of global automotive research, engineering and manufacturing excellence. That’s the call from Midlands Engine automotive inward investment supply chain programme, Drive Midlands.
Customer concerns and the direction of legislation, coupled with the latest engineering research, mean that smart manufacturers will seize the exciting opportunities offered by renewable materials and techniques. Kerry Kirwan explains.