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Derek Bradbury and Andy Briggs joined us for our latest Manufacturing Matters interview. Thomas Sanderson is the UK's largest manufacturer and supplier of conservatory and window blinds, and a leading manufacturer of wooden shutters Located in Waterlooville, Portsmouth, the company believes that in today’s market, it is necessary to invest in technology. This is crucial not o ...

This month I traveled with our MD, Tom Jenkins, to the Southern Manufacturing and Electronics Expo in Farnborough. I have exhibited at the show for many years, both at Dynamics Consultants and in previous roles, and Tom has a wide range of contacts in the industry. As such, this is an ideal place for DC as a knowledge hub for the manufacturing industry in the south coast to get a feel for the current climate.

What is Industry 4.0? In recent years, the phrases ‘Industry 4.0’, ‘Internet of Things’ and ‘Big Data’ have been industry buzzwords. Although key phrases in technical jargon, do we really understand what they mean? And, how can we best utilise them to engineer growth Realistically, most technology now has computers embedded within them, complete with measuring devices and int ...

An Interview with Phil Cutting Chief Executive of Commercial Lighting Systems In previous interviews for Manufacturing Matters we have discussed the UK focus on bespoke solutions rather than competing on a like-for-like basis. Phil Cutting says that Commercial Lighting Systems is no different; rather than competing with cheap Chinese supply they are focused on supplying custo ...

An Interview with Rod Clarke Managing Director of BVM Embedded Intelligence BVM Embedded Intelligence are a UK Manufacturer of industrial computing solutions, from motherboards to touch screen panel PCs. We spoke to Rod Clarke, MD, about how a UK manufacturer can be competitive in the world of electronic components. As with much of the UK Manufacturing industry, it is the bes ...

An Interview with Tony Lockwood Managing Director of BOFA International BOFA International are a leading supplier of fume extraction technology. Tony Lockwood, MD, talks about the huge growth that the company has experienced, whilst fighting to keep the core values of flexibility and innovation in the products that they provide. With significant investments in IT and R&D, ...

An Interview with Kevin Lancaster Founder and Director of Aqua Cooling Systems Aqua Cooling is a global supplier of process cooling equipment. With a head office in Fareham, the company currently buys in standard or made to order units, modifying them for bespoke orders. With the current high levels of growth, Kevin discusses the pros and cons of manufacturing in the UK, as w ...

An Interview with Martin Hennessey Managing Director of Austin Hughes Europe The latest in our series of Manufacturing Matters interviews features Martin Hennessey of Austin Hughes Europe. As a leading manufacturer and supplier of Data Centre management and administration solutions, we spoke to their MD to find out about their balance between UK and overseas manufacture. Thei ...

An Interview with Richard Watson Chief Executive of Pascoe International The next instalment of our series Manufacturing Matters, running up to the report we commissioned from Decision Magazine, is now here. Richard Watson is the Chief Exec of Pascoe International, the world's leading manufacturer of luxury yacht tenders. Many of you will not have the bankroll to know what th ...

An Interview with Rodney McMahon Managing Director of Morgan Contract Furniture The second in our series of Manufacturing Matters Interviews, running up to the report we commissioned from Decision Magazine, is now here. We spoke with the MD of Morgan Contract Furniture, Rodney McMahon, about his views of the manufacturing industry, especially with regard to IT and technology ...

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