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  • 22nd October 2021

    Robotics Innovation Centre offers one-day workshop for SMEs

    The University of Salford’s North of England Robotics Innovation Centre is running a workshop on 12 November for SMEs looking to gain a competitive edge through robotics and automation.
  • 21st October 2021

    Greater Manchester strengthens links with India’s most industrial region

    Greater Manchester has announced a new partnership with India’s State of Maharashtra, home to the city of Mumbai, which will open up new opportunities for trade and collaboration. 
  • 13th October 2021

    Project launched to tackle greenwashing in food and drink

    The Environment Agency has announced plans to introduce standardised metrics for environmental performance in the food and drink sector, helping manufacturers to avoid greenwashing.
  • 13th October 2021

    Manufacturers urged to consider energy efficiency and low carbon heating

    The spike in gas prices and associated knock-on effect on electricity costs has highlighted the need for companies to adopt energy efficiency measures to increase resilience and energy security.
  • 13th October 2021

    Food and drink must brace for long-term CO2 costs

    Keeping industrial CO2 production going in the UK amid rising gas prices is expected to cause a huge jump in costs for food and drink manufacturers, prompting some to look at innovative solutions.
  • 4th October 2021

    Ongoing supply disruption to drive ‘growth slowdown’

    Lengthening lead times and price inflation are set to continue in the medium-term, experts say, meaning SMEs must carefully consider options to increase supply chain resilience.
  • 4th October 2021

    Benefits of industrial robots ‘startlingly clear’

    SME manufacturers across the North West are navigating staff shortages, increasing output and improving processes by adopting robotics and automation, with the support of Made Smarter.
  • 4th October 2021

    Alarming number of manufacturing workers distrust employer on safety

    A major study has found that 45% of manual and semi-skilled workers in the manufacturing sector believe their employer is putting profits over their safety, with one in ten feeling unsafe every day.
  • 21st September 2021

    Made Smarter publishes guide to attracting young customers

    With Millennials and Generation Z now making up over half the global workforce, manufacturers have a clear opportunity to grow their customer base through digital technologies, says Made Smarter.
  • 20th September 2021

    40% of manufacturers still operating without sustainability policy

    A new survey has revealed that the a significant portion of manufacturers are yet to put an underlying policy document in place for sustainability, but most are planning to do so in the next 12 mon...

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