Robotics and Automation in the Manufacturing Sector


The recent conference at Clarion’s office was a ‘sell out’ event, perhaps indicating the increasing focus by the manufacturing sector on this agenda. The event was run in conjunction with Made in Yorkshire, Rosti Automotive, Cimlogic, Premier Farnell, Holmesterne, HSBC, BHP and Active8 robotics, all of whom have a passion in seeing a vibrant regional manufacturing sector.

The sector faces some interesting challenges around skills shortages and productivity, but also opportunity in relation to innovation, internationalisation and collaboration. Following the event, we were keen to get a quick sense of where local manufacturers are in relation to either having adopted this technology, or where there are plans to invest in robotics/automation. The costs have reduced in recent years, meaning the business case/payback time has improved, making it far more commercially viable.

We have set out a few quick questions on the link below which should take no more than a minute to complete – we will share the summarised report in due course which will be produced on an anonymised basis.

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