Naylor Industries

Naylor Industries is a fourth-generation family business based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, which manufactures products out of clay, plastic and concrete.

East of England – Well placed for a post-pandemic boom

The diversity of the manufacturing sector across the East of England means things are getting back to full capacity more quickly than in some other parts of the country.

Gearing up to Fulfill More Regular Demand

Investments in modernisation, an improved build process, and a new national strategy are helping move the UK’s marine industry out of choppy waters and into calmer seas. But there is still much work to be done if businesses wish to take full advantage of future opportunities.

Preparing for future pandemics

Investments from both companies and the UK government aim to accelerate new drug discovery and speed of manufacture as the industry increasingly prioritises agility and personalised medicines.

PP Control & Automation

PP C&A is one of the West Midlands’ fastest growing manufacturers, employing over 230 people at its facility close to Cannock.

A Sector Ready for Take-Off

Post-Covid recovery hopes and government efforts to be a zero carbon aviation pioneer are giving a boost to UK commercial aerospace, with the war in Ukraine certain to increase defence spending.

The North East: Where Traditional Strengths Meet Disruptive Innovation

Skills forged in the shipyards and collieries are still prevalent across an industry that is constantly evolving to exceed the needs of a challenging global marketplace.

UK Manufacturing Outlook 2022 (UKMO):

A 240-page publication summarising the strength, health, vibrancy and progress of manufacturing across 15 Sectors, 16 Technologies, 11 UK Regions and more. A new Mid-sized Champions section profiles 16 great British mid-sized companies in detail.

Quick reference data and graphics show latest changes in the GVA, jobs, costs and new investment being made

Sectors

Making the Jump from Start-Up to Manufacturer

Stephen Kyle-Henney, founder and managing director of TISICS Titanium Composites, faces not one but two challenges as the commercial aerospace sector flies back to pre-pandemic levels of activity.

Gearing up to Fulfill More Regular Demand

Investments in modernisation, an improved build process, and a new national strategy are helping move the UK’s marine industry out of choppy waters and into calmer seas. But there is still much work to be done if businesses wish to take full advantage of future opportunities.

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Regions

West Midlands Gains Momentum on the Road to Electrification

History has a habit of repeating itself. Some 260-odd years on from the first great industrial revolution and the West Midlands is jockeying for position with all the major automotive regions to lead the way in the electrification race.

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Technologies

UK well placed to help make mainstream XR use a reality

The use of Extended Reality in manufacturing is growing quickly and the UK is well-positioned to be a global leader in its application, but the technology is still considered to be nascent and deployments remain mainly the preserve of larger companies.

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Mid-Sized Businesses

Lotus

How Lotus manufactures its world-famous cars including the electric hypercar, Elvija.

Q&A with Kris Elston, Executive Director, Operations, Lotus

Tharsus Group

Tharsus Group is the parent company of advanced machines and robotics firm Tharsus and complex metal fabrication leaders Universal Wolf.

Naylor Industries

Naylor Industries is a fourth-generation family business based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, which manufactures products out of clay, plastic and concrete.

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Forewords

Food, drink and pharma factory automation is gaining on cars

The business need for more automation is driving up robot sales, and in 2021 the General Industry segment continued its strong rise, which has been ongoing since 2015. While component supply, not demand for robots, is the chief problem that we face today, exchange rates and labour shortages translate into full order books, says Jeff Nowill, Cluster CEO, incorporating both Robotics and Systems.

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CEO OPEDs

Empowering innovation

A new report co-chaired by Chris Skidmore MP, former Universities and Science Minister, and Lord Norton of Louth highlights the important
role that universities can play in boosting regional economies and levelling up the UK.

Supply: The universal problem

Tony Hague, CEO of PP Control and Automation, says the chronic supply delays, caused before Covid but exacerbated by the pandemic, is an overdue and golden opportunity for companies that manufacture goods. But will we act?

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EPSRC

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Contributors

Empowering innovation

A new report co-chaired by Chris Skidmore MP, former Universities and Science Minister, and Lord Norton of Louth highlights the important
role that universities can play in boosting regional economies and levelling up the UK.

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