HOBUT Arrives in Dubai

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HOBUT have travelled over 4,500 miles from its Manufacturing Headquarters in Walsall, West Midlands, UK to Dubai, UAE to exhibit in the World’s largest Power Exhibition. More than 60,000 industry professionals will descend on the World Trade Centre which will bring together manufacturers, global experts, governments, procurement, project managers and contractors in the following sectors:… Read More »

Do You REALLY Know Where Your Products Are Coming From?

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With the rise of internet business (across any sector), there has most definitely been a corresponding rise in what we will diplomatically call ‘blurred boundaries’. In other words, presenting a product or service in a particular light, when in reality, it doesn’t conform on every level. You may be purchasing, for example, low-voltage products. You… Read More »

Smart Factories Are Transforming Manufacturing

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Manufacturers are on the verge of an industry-wide digital transformation, with the need to improve productivity and boost visibility across the factory floor and supply chain operations. Businesses are forging ahead to transform digitally and embrace Smart Manufacturing – which is the automation of the manufacturing sector. There are Five main areas of transformation; Digitalisation… Read More »

Employee Empowerment Is The Key to Better Productivity

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  The Real Cost of Disengaged Employees Revealing figures show that disengaged employees cost the UK £52-£70 Billion in lost productivity. UK productivity alone looks rather bleak right now with the ONS telling us output is looking lacklustre and we take a look at why increasing employee engagement (also referred to as Employee Empowerment) could… Read More »

What Effect Would A No-Deal Brexit Have On UK Manufacturers?

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When the UK triggered Article 50 in March 2017, it essentially fired the starting gun on a 2-year period of negotiations to agree the terms of UK’s exit from the UK. Since March 2017, it has already been a time of uncertainty which has seen job losses, the devaluing of the pound and international trade… Read More »

Seven Killer Marketing Strategies For Manufacturers

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Most manufacturing companies, unless you are one of the very fortunate, want to increase their business and profitability. To do this by relying on past successes and achievements or inbound activity, then at some point, your business will hit the wall and your competition will be in the fast-lane leaving you for dust. An example… Read More »

Why manufacturing matters to the UK economy.

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“The UK doesn’t manufacture much anymore”, “Everything is being made abroad nowadays” and “There are no jobs out there” are probably some examples you’ve heard many times before and maybe to some it would be quite astonishing to hear that they couldn’t be further from the truth.   Manufacturing is thriving, and it contributes £6.7… Read More »

How Can Manufacturers Make The Most Of Their CRM In A Post GDPR Environment?

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  The deadline was given back in May 2018 and every person in the land was talking about it and we were all feeling rather overwhelmed and dare we say it, fed up of hearing about it. Memes and GIFs were created in the thousands but we’ve got to admit, since the 25th May 2018,… Read More »

How can we get more young people into Manufacturing?

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As we get poised for the future and the 4th Industrial Revolution (IR4.0), we turn to our youth to carry the flag and to take the reins of innovation and technology, and this is especially the case when it comes to manufacturing. We have a real struggle in general to find skilled workers, with an… Read More »

Manufacturing world cup

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It’s World Cup time! Sweep stakes drawn, flags at the ready and patriotism set to the max. The world’s favourite tournament is well under way and we’ve seen some tantalising matches already with VAR being used and it’s great to see how technology is being incorporated in this fast-moving game. It got us thinking here… Read More »