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Manufacturers look to people and existing equipment before automation to solve UK’s ‘productivity puzzle’

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Small to medium sized manufacturers are looking for productivity gains from their workforce and existing equipment ahead of investment in automation, according to the latest National Manufacturing Barometer.

The quarterly survey, which is conducted by SWMAS (part of Exelin Group) in partnership with Economic Growth Solutions (EGS), asked over 280 manufacturing industry leaders how they plan to increase their business’ productivity.

Just 43% of respondents said they are planning to invest in new equipment and only 40% are planning to recruit to …

Read Manufacturers look to people and existing equipment before automation to solve UK’s ‘productivity puzzle’