Season 1, Episode 9

Automation Adoption in the UK Supply Chain

MTC Special Series – 1 of 3

Automation has been proven to increase a company’s level of competitiveness, profitability and productivity, yet it’s apparent the UK in general lacks behind in the uptake of these technologies. To help UK industry develop and implement automation systems, the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) offers support and practical advice to manufacturing companies.

In the first of 3 specially recorded episodes, we talk to one of the MTC’s leading automation specialists Philip Jackson to discover how companies can better adopt automation systems. We are also joined by the MTC’s Business Development Director Sylvain Briand. Together, we look at what the MTC can offer companies, why is automation important and what steps manufacturers can take to adopt automation into their current manufacturing processes.

The MTC is part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult – this is an initiative supported by Innovate UK and consists of 7 technology and innovation centres across the UK with a vision to work with companies of all sizes to bridge the gap from concept to commercialisation. All the centres offer access to leading edge equipment, expertise and an environment for industry collaboration.

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Hosts & Guests

Zoe Howes

Philip Jackson – Product Technical Manager MTC

Sylvain Briand – Business Development Director MTC


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