Sunshine Within The Rain: How UK Manufacturing Is Evolving During The COVID-19 Crisis

Posted by Andrea Wilson on Jun 15, 2020 10:15:00 AM

Sunshine Within The Rain: How UK Manufacturing Is Evolving During The COVID-19 Crisis

The last few months have been a time of seismic change for manufacturing industries across the globe. Despite the dark days of uncertainty, beams of hope have illuminated a future filled with potential. Here are some stand-out moments that show how companies have adapted to change.

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Collaboration, Not Competition

Despite social distancing and lockdown, 2020 will be remembered as the year communities and companies came together like never before.

From ensuring that the vulnerable are cared for, to helping each other through the practical challenges of a new way of life, individuals and businesses have all been doing their bit to ensure that life is as normal as possible.

This has given companies the chance to build new networks and reach out into unexplored avenues. With more time to think, create, and innovate, organisations are uniting to problem-solve, adapt, and evolve, generating a catalogue of benefits.

New networks mean new opportunities for everybody, especially while the manufacturing industry rallies to respond to the reality of the post-Covid landscape.

Whether it’s manufacturing ventilators, designing new PPE or implementing innovative solutions to social distancing requirements, companies are working hard, and working together to adapt, respond and restructure to overcome the challenges of Covid-19.

Never have we seen such collaboration within the Manufacturing Industry, and we congratulate and celebrate the tremendous efforts and successes achieved by so many during the most challenging of times.

A Greener Future

Ushered in almost silently, the Covid-19 era has coincided with a landmark in British energy. For the past decade, finance has been channelled into a large number of sustainable developments, including the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

The exotically named Walney Extension 659MW in the Irish Sea has helped Britain to achieve two uninterrupted months of carbon-neutral energy usage. Deep hole boring has played a major role in the construction of increasingly advanced wind turbines, which require precise tolerances to operate safely and efficiently.

Manufacturing industries have been central to this life-changing ecological development, and are set to reap the rewards of a greener, more planet-friendly future.

Going Digital

Faced with the new reality of lockdown, engineering companies around the world have turned to the Internet to stay in contact with valued clients. From Zoom conferences to increased social media traffic, businesses are finding new ways to come together.

The opportunity to reposition in a shifting market has created more opportunities than barriers, and customers and suppliers have been connected in new and innovative ways.

The use of advanced digital technology has enabled data to be shared, drawings to be discussed and designs to be finalised without the need for face-to-face contact. As such, for many, it has been a case of business as usual, albeit in a very different landscape.

What Next?

Times of crisis usher us all into times of change. It doesn’t always have to be negative.

To learn more about how you can work remotely with specialists such as Hone-All, please give us a call today.


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Topics: Deep Hole Boring, Precision Engineering, covid19

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