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The manufacturing industry is currently bracing itself for the ‘Industry 4.0’ revolution. Manufacturers are starting to evolve by increasing the usage of innovative solutions and technologies within their businesses. Industry 4.0 was simply defined by PWC as: “The fourth industrial revolution. Industry 4.0 focuses on the end-to-end digitisation of all physical assets and integration into digital ecosystems with value chain partners. Generating, analysing and communicati...Read Story
The UK economy has had a torrid time of late.After the global recession caused by the meltdown of the banking sector, all industries took a hit and manufacturing was particularly affected. Banks essentially stopped lending, and when they don’t lend, business is stymied as it doesn’t have the funds to expand, re-tool or even just maintain equipment.However, this last twelve months, things appear to have been turning around, and news in this week puts manufacturing out...Read Story
In the eighth installment of our weekly blogging series, Made in the Midlands were still promoting our award winning members at last week’s Made in the Midlands Awards on social media. All of the photos from our awards are available here: Additionally, Made in the Midlands uploaded the full coverage of our Made in the Midlands Awards to our YouTube channel. The video includes interviews with Lord Mike Whitby, Danielle Brown MBE, Phil Stanley, Ian Perks and Melvin Sinar. ...Read Story
Alloy Heat Treatment were crowned the overall winner at the 2016 Made in the Midlands awards on 20th October at IET Birmingham: Austin Court in a prestigious celebration of Midlands manufacturing success.Danielle Brown MBE delivered a fantastic motivational speech to Midlands manufacturers, regarding the importance of celebrating success. Lord Mike Whitby also told manufacturers that now is the ideal time for collaboration in the ne...Read Story
As the Made in the Midlands awards fast approach, we are now delighted to announce that we have etched all of our winners into the awards. We look forward to seeing all of our members on 20th October at IET: Austin Court, Birmingham in our recognition of Midlands manufacturing success.This week, we also facilitated a fantastic breakfast networking event at Ricoh UK Products Ltd. Managing Director of Ricoh, Colin Weaver delivered a brilliant speech on how manufacturers can ...Read Story