Automated Britain highlights growth strategy

28 February 2012

On 6th March the Automated Britain event will provide an opportunity for automation users in the UK to interface with policy makers in Government and industry. Participants at the Automated Britain conference will learn about the Government's manufacturing growth strategy and will get an insight into automation strategies and market trends.

Steve Brambley, deputy director of GAMBICA
Steve Brambley, deputy director of GAMBICA

Commenting on the event, Steve Brambley, deputy director of GAMBICA said: “Automation users and manufacturers will demonstrate that the economy can be rebalanced by manufacturing, and automation plays a major part in that.

“The UK Government aims to rebalance the economy away from reliance on services and towards industry, which at the moment only stands at 22% of GDP. This contrasts with a European average of 25% and a world average of 31%. The part that the financial sector played in the economic downturn has given Government a desire to be less reliant on services. What we want to show is that automation is a key player in making this rebalancing happen and to make UK business competitive in a global market.”

Automated Britain is a joint initiative between GAMBICA and Intellect and will alert the manufacturing industry, Government and the media to the economic benefits that automation offers. It will also spread best practice by having senior executives from the automation and manufacturing industries jointly present case studies on successful uses of automation to improve competitiveness.

The conference will explore whether there are any perceived obstacles that discourage industry from making more of this type of investment. Case studies will be presented by manufacturing companies such as Rolls Royce, Kraft Foods, National Grid and Ricoh in tandem with their automation partners ABB, Emerson, Honeywell, Rockwell, PCME and Siemens.
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