Developments in UK Manufacturing

Posted on: 03/03/2023

There is no doubt that the manufacturing sector is vital to the strength of the UK economy. Everything we drive, use, eat and wear is linked to manufacturing somehow.

This is also an industry undergoing fundamental change. Digitisation and the increased use of robotics and automated systems are making the manufacturing process faster, more efficient and cost effective. However, a skilled workforce is still needed, with many workers not being replaced, but instead upskilled to operate more complex systems.

With these changes come challenges with one of the main ones being that the demands of consumers are now rapidly evolving, forcing manufacturers to change with them to remain competitive.

Along with the benefits of digital transformation, issues such as cyber security must also be taken into consideration. Another major hurdle is the recruitment and retention of highly skilled staff needed in modern manufacturing. Many manufacturers are experiencing a ‘skills gap’ due to experienced staff retiring, but not enough young talent being recruited to replace them.

Manufacturers are also under pressure to make their working practices more sustainable and ecologically sound, with less waste and the elimination of hard-to-dispose-of plastics.

These developments are the focus of Executive TV’s latest special programme, “Developments in UK Manufacturing”, featuring discussion and analysis from key industry experts.

Autotech Robotics Ltd are experts in the field of robots and robotic manufacturing systems.

FANUC UK Ltd provide industrial automation solutions, specialising in factory automation.

Pilgrim’s Food Masters produce a wide range of high-quality and nutritious foods for UK consumers.

CAMA Group is an international leader in the engineering and production of high-technology packaging systems.

Perfect Bore Manufacturing Ltd provide deep hole drilling services across several sectors including aerospace, oil and gas, nuclear, medical and automotive.

“Developments in UK Manufacturing” will be first broadcast on SKY Digital 181 on Sunday 5th March @10.00 (am), then again on Sunday 2nd April @ 10.00 (am) on SKY Digital 181.

After the initial broadcast, the programme will be available at with the rest of our digital archive.

About Executive TV

Executive TV has been producing business-focused documentaries for the past twelve years. Our programming covers the whole breadth of commerce and industry in the UK, from manufacturing and heavy industry to financial services and consultancy. We have always made innovation a focus of our programmes, telling the story of new ideas and how they are impacting companies in the UK.

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