Annual Group Meeting a Huge Success

On 23rd May 2018, the Manufacturers Alliance held its annual group meeting at the Heath Conference Centre in Runcorn. The 70 strong crowd gathered at the event were treated to a diverse group of speakers related to Industry 4 type technologies and digitalisation. Attendees also had the privilege to take a tour of the Hosokawa[…]

Oldham Based Manufacturers Alliance Group Launches at Bobst

On 2nd May 2018, Bobst hosted the launch of a new manufacturers only group to support the growth of manufacturing in the Oldham area.

Bobst is the worldwide leading supplier of equipment and services to the folding carton, corrugated board and flexible materials industries. Founded in 1890 by Joseph Bobst in Lausanne, Switzerland, BOBST has a presence in more than 50 countries, runs 14 production facilities in 8 countries, has a consolidated turnover of over £1bn and employs close to 5400 people around the world. […]

Hosokawa Micron Factory Tour

Hosokawa Micron Group are one of the worlds largest manufacturers of powder processing equipment. To maintain the competitive edge and return value to the shareholders each individual operating unit has had to meet corporate goals by implementing continuous process efficiencies.

On 23rd May, Hosokawa Micron will be opening up their doors to Manufacturers Alliance members to share how they have utilised Industry 4 type technologies to improve these process efficiencies. […]

SME Manufacturers Adopting Industry 4.0 Technologies

Last week, 28th February – 1st March 2018, I hosted 2 round tables at the Industry 4.0 Summit in Manchester. Although we experienced some of the worst snow, ice and wind in years, people braved the weather and made it along to the event.

My interest in the event and the round tables was to gain a better understanding of how more SME manufacturers can adopt Industry 4.0 technologies. Are these technologies suitable for SME’s? Are they affordable? Will they help them to growth their business? What is stopping people from adopting them? […]

The Manufacturers Alliance at Lancashire Manufacturing Week

Lancashire Manufacturing Week takes place on 5th – 9th March 2018. It has been organised by the Manufacturing club, an initiative borne out of a collaboration between MHA Moore and Smalley, HSBC, UCLan and various manufacturing sector organisations. This is now the fourth annual Lancashire manufacturing week. The programme of events will showcase inspiring success[…]