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Whitepaper – Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing

Whitepaper – Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing

We discuss the benefits and challenges of developing a long term strategy and the finance options available to help businesses make the changes needed to move towards a smart manufacturing model.

Manufacturers remain concerned over Brexit as sector shrinks again

Manufacturers remain concerned over Brexit as sector shrinks again

The latest PMI data, which is closely followed by economists, was better than expected but remains in negative territory.

UK manufacturing output plunges to seven-year low amid Brexit uncertainty

UK manufacturing output plunges to seven-year low amid Brexit uncertainty

IHS Markit, which compiles the monthly survey, said UK manufacturers were stifled by ‘political uncertainty’ and ‘global trade tensions’ in August.

Toyota and Suzuki announce self-driving car technology partnership

Toyota and Suzuki announce self-driving car technology partnership

The move comes as manufacturers around the world grapple with innovations in the industry.

UK manufacturing slowdown eases but Brexit concerns persist

UK manufacturing slowdown eases but Brexit concerns persist

After a season of downturn within the sector easing slightly in August, factories are still fearful of the global economic slowdown and Brexit uncertainty, according to a new survey.

MPA partners with the Nottinghamshire Manufacturing Network

MPA partners with the Nottinghamshire Manufacturing Network

MPA are delighted to partner with the Nottinghamshire Manufacturing Network (NMN) to support the continued growth of the manufacturing sector in the East Midlands.

Discover the biggest innovators in the UK manufacturing industry

Discover the biggest innovators in the UK manufacturing industry

Despite years of uncertainty and widespread scepticism, the UK manufacturing industry is still a force on the world stage. According to The Manufacturer, the UK is the eighth largest industrial nation in the world and is predicted to make the top five in the near future.

Fuelling growth for UK manufacturers & engineers

Fuelling growth for UK manufacturers & engineers

Manufacturing and engineering businesses, especially SMEs, are missing out on huge cash injections into their company by not taking advantage of the financial gains on offer from two government schemes that want to reward innovative thinking.

Innovation investment driving environmental benefits

Innovation investment driving environmental benefits

As businesses plan to contribute to a more sustainable future with advanced efforts, we asked companies for their views on the role of environmental issues in decisions about innovation investment.