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Virtual Panel Event about Industrial Connectivity

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This 60-minute virtual panel discussion between industry experts will explore the intersection of connectivity (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference



Join us on 15 July 2021 on the MVC Technology Presentation Hub and explore eight online seminar theatres. (more)

PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

06/10/2021 - 07/10/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

UK Manufacturing is on the up and optimism is growing

The latest CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI has reported strong growth of output, new orders and jobs. KPMG's UK head of industrial manufacturing, Stephen Cooper, says: "We are on the up both in our general economy, and also in the manufacturing field. The growth in new orders has fed through to an increase in manufacturing employment. Job growth is always a highly encouraging trend and an increase in employment generally increases the spend power of consumers which normally further feeds the upward wider economic growth."

Mr Cooper says the UK was matched by an upswing in manufacturing in the USA where there is a recent upward trend in manufacturing output. He adds that Chinese manufacturers had signalled the first improvement in overall operating conditions for six months in June, and output had risen for the first time since January. 

He comments: "Clearly the one to watch is Europe, where there is a general slowdown in manufacturing in a number of countries - in particular French and German manufacturing - where output has slowed. This may not be good news for exports for the UK over time, as Europe still accounts for a significant amount of UK exports. However, overall this shows the growing optimism in the UK Manufacturing field."

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