This is a company that was set up for UK manufacturers to come together, to innovate as allies and to build networks closer to home.
And we are loving their new term for our wonderful engineering and manufacturing heroes – collaborationeers!
How perfectly this describes us all after the events and amazing achievements we’ve witnessed across the widest range of businesses and industries in response to the Covid-19 crisis.
For the last few months, we have been enjoying and applauding this new ethos of collaboration over competition - and this fabulous concept gives us the platform to harness the recent enthusiasm and recognition for UK manufacturers and manufacturing across the UK.
For Manufacturers, By Manufacturers
The pandemic has highlighted our need to produce more critical components and essential equipment locally, rather than relying on off-shore supply chains. UKMfgUnite essentially works as a collaboration between UK manufacturers to work domestically and minimise supply chain risk.
One of manufacturing’s biggest priorities is shortening existing and future supply chains, on-shoring rather than off-shoring, and essentially smoothing out the manufacturing-distribution process. This focus on developing local supply chains will speed up the work of many essential industries and set a great production standard for years to come.
The website itself acts as a directory listing projects and suppliers, as well as offering best practice guides and problem solving. It provides an interactive forum and learning resources for manufacturers across the country.
Achievements And Goals
In their opening few weeks UKMfgUnite have already won £625,000 worth of orders, which is an incredible start. One of the first things this amazing group have done is to help support the Ventilator Challenge by bringing ventilator manufacturing enquiries directly to able manufacturers.
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, UK company PP Control & Automation successfully bid and are now manufacturing ventilators for emergency use.
It is examples like this that make us so proud to be part of a group that puts the emphasis on teamwork and collaboration!
Looking To The Future
UKMfgUnite’s efforts are intended bring us together, to slowly but surely rebuild our economy. They are aiming to reach 250 members by the end of June, and we’re delighted to be helping them towards reaching their goal.
You can learn more about UK MFG United by visiting their website here www.ukmfgunite.co.uk
Join us and sign up today and become one of our Collaborationeers in supporting and shouting about the strengths and diversity of our UK supply chain.
To discuss how Hone-All are helping the UK supply chain remain competitive and deliver precision machined components quickly to ensure orders can be won by UK companies, with UK supply chains, contact us today by clicking here or calling us on 01525 370666.