As we have entered a new year, with familiar problems and some new ones, it’s all the more important to share positivity and good news, to counter all of the doom and gloom the general media has to share.

UK Manufacturing has many success stories to share and investment in a broad range of industries is looking encouraging for the year ahead.

A couple of companies we have featured below:

Aerospace manufacturers target growth by digital transformation.

Three aerospace manufacturers in the UK are targeting growth through a new streamlined workshop process that speeds up digital transformation. MSM aerospace fabricators, based in Middleton, Xavier Engineering, based in Burnley, and G. Parker Aero Tooling Solutions, based in Accrington, are working with Made Smarter, the movement helping SME manufacturers adopt digital technologies.

They are using a digital transformation workshop, a process designed to accelerate manufacturing growth by identifying digital tools and technologies that can maximise operational processes and enhance business growth.

German farm machinery manufacturer CLAAS opens a new £20m HQ in Suffolk.

German agricultural machinery manufacturer CLAAS has underlined its commitment to the UK market with the unveiling of its new £20 million headquarters in Suffolk.

Following three years of construction work, during which time the headquarters site for CLAAS UK and dealer MANNS has been completely redeveloped, the new facility was officially opened on October 16 by Cathrina Claas-Mühlhäuser, chairwoman of the Harsewinkel-based firm’s supervisory board.

Work on the redevelopment of the site, at the centre of which is an impressive new 33,000m2 state-of-the-art headquarters building, commenced in November 2017. Construction work has been carried out in phases to enable day-to-day work for the 130 people employed on the site to continue with the least possible disruption. The new state-of-the-art facility makes use of the latest energy-efficient systems in order to minimise its environmental impact

“By supporting this major redevelopment and impressive new building, both the CLAAS Group and the Claas family have shown their commitment to CLAAS dealers, their customers, and UK agriculture as a whole, and also to Bury St Edmunds and West Suffolk where we are now one of the largest employers,” said Trevor Tyrrell, Senior Vice-President (Western Europe & Oceania) for the CLAAS Group’s Sales and Service division.

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