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BOOMING UK ELECTRONICS SECTOR FUELS ALMOST TWO THIRDS OF GROWTH IN UK MANUFACTURING BOOMING UK ELECTRONICS SECTOR FUELS ALMOST TWO THIRDS OF GROWTH IN UK MANUFACTURING


sector in 2018, according to a new report by Santander and Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation. Despite representing less than five per cent


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he UK electronics sector experienced the fastest growth of any manufacturing


he UK electronics sector experienced the fastest growth of any manufacturing


sector in 2018, according to a new report by Santander and Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation. Despite representing less than five per cent


of UK manufacturing output, the sector generated £19.4 billion in turnover and £8.4 billion in gross value added (GVA) in 20172. After a period of decline that started in the early 2000s, the sector experienced a major rebound in growth in 2017 and 2018: up 4.4 per cent and 12.4 per cent respectively. In what continues to be a very competitive


sector, there are four key areas which the report identifies as presenting opportunities for continued growth for UK firms: developing the products required for


sector, there are four key areas which the report identifies as presenting opportunities for continued growth for UK firms: developing the products required for


increasing number of new smarter devices; - capitalising on the rise of digital medicines; - focusing on export demand from relatively


Santander UK, said: “The UK electronics sector continues to punch above its weight and, with the fast growth in technology, is well placed to


Santander UK, said: “The UK electronics sector continues to punch above its weight and, with the fast growth in technology, is well placed to


increasing number of new smarter devices; - capitalising on the rise of digital medicines; - focusing on export demand from relatively


untapped markets like Asia; and - the roll-out of 5G across the UK’s main cities. Paul Brooks, head of UK manufacturing at


untapped markets like Asia; and - the roll-out of 5G across the UK’s main cities. Paul Brooks, head of UK manufacturing at


of UK manufacturing output, the sector generated £19.4 billion in turnover and £8.4 billion in gross value added (GVA) in 20172. After a period of decline that started in the early 2000s, the sector experienced a major rebound in growth in 2017 and 2018: up 4.4 per cent and 12.4 per cent respectively. In what continues to be a very competitive


cement itself as a core manufacturing sector. Increased automation and new technologies are linked to the success, but the sector needs to remain focused on growth, being agile and developing cutting-edge products to drive increasingly powerful and smart digital technologies. Santander is committed to supporting UK electronics firms as they look to invest for growth and capitalise on export opportunities in markets such as Asia.” The report warns that despite its


cement itself as a core manufacturing sector. Increased automation and new technologies are linked to the success, but the sector needs to remain focused on growth, being agile and developing cutting-edge products to drive increasingly powerful and smart digital technologies. Santander is committed to supporting UK electronics firms as they look to invest for growth and capitalise on export opportunities in markets such as Asia.” The report warns that despite its


strengthening fundamentals, there is sustained competition from overseas firms, particularly from China. The sector also continues to import much more than it exports: the sector imports 50 per cent of supply and exports over a quarter (26 per cent) of output, making it the most import intensive in UK manufacturing. In 2017, the electronics trade deficit stood at £22.6 billion. To counter market risks, UK electronics firms


should target opportunities such as 5G and digital medicines as well as latent export demand from Asia and the Middle East. The UK will roll out 5G in major cities in 2019, for instance, with full implementation by the end of 2020. It is estimated that download speeds


should target opportunities such as 5G and digital medicines as well as latent export demand from Asia and the Middle East. The UK will roll out 5G in major cities in 2019, for instance, with full implementation by the end of 2020. It is estimated that download speeds


strengthening fundamentals, there is sustained competition from overseas firms, particularly from China. The sector also continues to import much more than it exports: the sector imports 50 per cent of supply and exports over a quarter (26 per cent) of output, making it the most import intensive in UK manufacturing. In 2017, the electronics trade deficit stood at £22.6 billion. To counter market risks, UK electronics firms


will move from the 300 Mbit/s to 10Gbit/s – a 33 times improvement. In terms of exports, while market penetration


in “technology rich” Europe and North America is high for consumer electronics, developing countries represent a relatively untapped market for UK manufacturers. Asia now accounts for 20 per cent of UK electronics exports, up from 14 per cent of 2007, and the top 10 high-growth export markets are all located in the region. Seamus Nevin, chief economist at Make UK,


said: “Competition for global high-tech supremacy is increasing but these results show that UK manufacturers are among the world leaders. The sector has experienced the fastest growth of any manufacturing sector in 2018 and contributed a disproportionately large amount to UK GDP. “This great British success story is well


said: “Competition for global high-tech supremacy is increasing but these results show that UK manufacturers are among the world leaders. The sector has experienced the fastest growth of any manufacturing sector in 2018 and contributed a disproportionately large amount to UK GDP. “This great British success story is well


poised to continue to prosper with even bigger opportunities for growth coming from the burgeoning market for smarter devices, the rise of digital medicines and the roll-out of 5G. But the sector will need support from Government and finance if it is to capitalise on the export opportunities coming from Asia and elsewhere.”


poised to continue to prosper with even bigger opportunities for growth coming from the burgeoning market for smarter devices, the rise of digital medicines and the roll-out of 5G. But the sector will need support from Government and finance if it is to capitalise on the export opportunities coming from Asia and elsewhere.”


DEMATIC: A PIONEER OF INTRALOGISTICS CELEBRATES ITS 200TH ANNIVERSARY D


DEMATIC: A PIONEER OF INTRALOGISTICS CELEBRATES ITS 200TH ANNIVERSARY D


ematic is set for an extraordinary year: 2019 marks the 200th anniversary of


the founding of this international enterprise. Friedrich Wilhelm Harkort launched the predecessor of the intralogistics automation specialist with the Mechanische Werkstätten Harkort & Co. in Wetter an der Ruhr in 1819. Since then, corporate development has been closely tied to the progressive achievements of the Industrial Revolution. “Dematic looks back over a long tradition. Our


ematic is set for an extraordinary year: 2019 marks the 200th anniversary of


the founding of this international enterprise. Friedrich Wilhelm Harkort launched the predecessor of the intralogistics automation specialist with the Mechanische Werkstätten Harkort & Co. in Wetter an der Ruhr in 1819. Since then, corporate development has been closely tied to the progressive achievements of the Industrial Revolution. “Dematic looks back over a long tradition. Our


innovative strength has decisively shaped the history of intralogistics. We continue to make that claim today,” says Rainer Buchmann, CEO of Dematic Central Europe. After the first mechanical loom in 1784 ushered in the first phase of the Industrial Revolution, the Mechanische Werkstätten Harkort & Co. early on also relied on water and steam-powered production plants. Already in 1819, the company developed the first steam-powered crane and produced indoor cranes in series starting in 1840. With the introduction of electricity as a source


innovative strength has decisively shaped the history of intralogistics. We continue to make that claim today,” says Rainer Buchmann, CEO of Dematic Central Europe. After the first mechanical loom in 1784 ushered in the first phase of the Industrial Revolution, the Mechanische Werkstätten Harkort & Co. early on also relied on water and steam-powered production plants. Already in 1819, the company developed the first steam-powered crane and produced indoor cranes in series starting in 1840. With the introduction of electricity as a source


of power in 1870, the second phase of the Industrial Revolution began. The internal combustion engine replaced the steam engine, and the chemical and electrical engineering industries developed into new leading sectors. Influenced by the resulting possibilities, another forerunner company was founded in 1900 with


of power in 1870, the second phase of the Industrial Revolution began. The internal combustion engine replaced the steam engine, and the chemical and electrical engineering industries developed into new leading sectors. Influenced by the resulting possibilities, another forerunner company was founded in 1900 with


the Stöhr Elevatorenfabrik, which specialised in continuous conveyors, elevators and bucket conveyors. In 1922 the company built its first mobile conveyor belt. A few years later, Stöhr developed the first suspended conveyor technology. This was an advance that enabled far more effective use of space in the factories. At the end of the 1950s, Stöhr created a paradigm shift in intralogistics with the world's first storage and retrieval system. Three years later, the company built the first fully automated warehouse for Bertelsmann, processing up to 15,000 orders a day. While the company was renamed Stöhr Förderanlagen Salzer GmbH in 1968, it also changed its focus from a pure product provider to a fully-fledged solutions provider. The third Industrial Revolution began in 1970


the Stöhr Elevatorenfabrik, which specialised in continuous conveyors, elevators and bucket conveyors. In 1922 the company built its first mobile conveyor belt. A few years later, Stöhr developed the first suspended conveyor technology. This was an advance that enabled far more effective use of space in the factories. At the end of the 1950s, Stöhr created a paradigm shift in intralogistics with the world's first storage and retrieval system. Three years later, the company built the first fully automated warehouse for Bertelsmann, processing up to 15,000 orders a day. While the company was renamed Stöhr Förderanlagen Salzer GmbH in 1968, it also changed its focus from a pure product provider to a fully-fledged solutions provider. The third Industrial Revolution began in 1970


when the first programmable logic controller (PLC) named Modicon 084 was launched. For the first time, machines and systems were digitally controlled and operated with this device. Three years later, Mannesmann AG, which in the meantime had taken over Stöhr, revolutionised the construction of distribution centres with the world's first automated high- bay warehouse. In 1990, the company finally rose to become the global market leader in conveyor technology. Five years later, Mannesmann Demag was the world's first complete supplier of intralogistics.


when the first programmable logic controller (PLC) named Modicon 084 was launched. For the first time, machines and systems were digitally controlled and operated with this device. Three years later, Mannesmann AG, which in the meantime had taken over Stöhr, revolutionised the construction of distribution centres with the world's first automated high- bay warehouse. In 1990, the company finally rose to become the global market leader in conveyor technology. Five years later, Mannesmann Demag was the world's first complete supplier of intralogistics.


of the Industrial Revolution began with a primary focus on cyber-physical systems. These ensure decentralised dynamic control and the networking of all components via the Internet, mobile computers and cloud computing. After 2005, when Dematic GmbH & Co. KG was established as an independent enterprise, the intralogistics automation company revamped the market for automated small parts storage at that time and invented the Dematic Multishuttle. In 2011, the company presented the RapidStore storage and retrieval unit, the RapidPick order picking station, the Multishuttle Flex and the DC Director warehouse management software. The second generation of the Dematic Multishuttle, introduced in 2012, was lighter, faster and even more powerful. Today Dematic is one of the leading providers


of integrated automation technology, software and services for optimising the supply chain. “The greatest success of our company, however, is the fact that we have always succeeded in influencing the market in an innovative way and in retaining both qualified and committed employees. Without them we could not celebrate our 200th anniversary this year,” says Rainer Buchmann. “Over the years, our corporate values of integrity, collaboration, courage and excellence have shaped us.”


of the Industrial Revolution began with a primary focus on cyber-physical systems. These ensure decentralised dynamic control and the networking of all components via the Internet, mobile computers and cloud computing. After 2005, when Dematic GmbH & Co. KG was established as an independent enterprise, the intralogistics automation company revamped the market for automated small parts storage at that time and invented the Dematic Multishuttle. In 2011, the company presented the RapidStore storage and retrieval unit, the RapidPick order picking station, the Multishuttle Flex and the DC Director warehouse management software. The second generation of the Dematic Multishuttle, introduced in 2012, was lighter, faster and even more powerful. Today Dematic is one of the leading providers


of integrated automation technology, software and services for optimising the supply chain. “The greatest success of our company, however, is the fact that we have always succeeded in influencing the market in an innovative way and in retaining both qualified and committed employees. Without them we could not celebrate our 200th anniversary this year,” says Rainer Buchmann. “Over the years, our corporate values of integrity, collaboration, courage and excellence have shaped us.”


At the turn of the millennium, the fourth phase At the turn of the millennium, the fourth phase


in “technology rich” Europe and North America is high for consumer electronics, developing countries represent a relatively untapped market for UK manufacturers. Asia now accounts for 20 per cent of UK electronics exports, up from 14 per cent of 2007, and the top 10 high-growth export markets are all located in the region. Seamus Nevin, chief economist at Make UK,


will move from the 300 Mbit/s to 10Gbit/s – a 33 times improvement. In terms of exports, while market penetration


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