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Automation & Growth

Automation is an essential ingredient for sustainable manufacturing businesses. UK companies, despite being innovators in product and process technology, are falling behind in the application. Automation can cut manufacturing costs, be flexible to changes in product and demand, improve quality, reduce waste and improve energy utilisation. To be competitive UK companies need to act now.

Automation release

A study for the International Federation of Robotics shows that automation is going to create one million jobs

Automation Study - highlights from the benchmarking study

A detailed study to determine the reasons for the relatively low uptake of automation within UK manufacturing industry.

For a full copy of the report click here

Automating Manufacturing - Ensuring the UK’s Economic Growth

Outlining the benefits of automation, including case studies from a range of industries, together with actions to help UK manufacturing apply automation to improve its competitive position

Automation Study Press Release

Study identifies barriers to automation and its impact on UK manufacturers

Video Clips

ABB Robotics
KUKA Robot Group

Photographs - click for high resolution images

Automated weighing and cutting systems at Barbers Farmhouse Cheesemakers
Automated reel oven loading and unloading at Fosters Bakery has increased capacity 80% while also halving energy use
Harwin design their own automation solutions and train their own staff to meet their
highly specialised needs
Automation at precision engineers JJ Churchill helps speed up processes and facilitates lights-out working

W&G Sissons automated polishing and have improved quality and increased output as a result
For further information and advice please contact
BARA promotes the appropriate use of industrial automation
The British Automation
& Robot Association
The Manufacturing Advisory Service aims to address the practical needs of British manufacturers by delivering hands-on advice and assistance from experts in a wide range of manufacturing disciplines.
The Manufacturing
Advisory Service

Automating Manufacturing