Surging demand highlights bottlenecks

As you have probably heard in the trade press our industry is experiencing pressure on resources and manpower and, as a result, suppliers are advising of increases to prices and delivery times. Here are a couple of links to recent news items: “As the world starts to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, manufacturers around the […]

UK manufacturing PMI almost broke all-time record in April

The UK manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index) came close to setting an all-time record in April when it hit 60.9 – its highest level since July 1994, when it hit a peak of 61. The monthly survey, compiled by IHS Markit and CIPS, reveals that the growth of output and new orders were among the […]

Time to ditch ‘urban myth’ about British Manufacturing says EEF

Consumers are being urged to ditch urban myths and misconceptions about British manufacturing after research showed that three quarters (74%) mistakenly believe that the UK used to manufacture more goods 30 years ago (in the 80s) than it does today. The findings, released by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, reveal that while consumers are supportive of British […]