Report highlights importance of automation

Speeding up the adoption of industrial automation and robotics can lead to dramatic improvements in productivity, according to a new report (‘Robotics and Automation: A New Perspective’) just published by the Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology Centre and the Industrial Policy Research Centre at Loughborough University. The UK is 24th in the world for robot density in manufacturing businesses, and lags behind in productivity as a result. However, investment in automation, along with reshoring manufacturing operations, can lead to new opportunities for UK businesses.

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