‘Answers for Industry’ event tackles UK manufacturing questions

23 April 2012

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Siemens is hosting a major industry event, ‘Answers for Industry’, designed to showcase how the UK manufacturing sector can tackle questions that are highly topical and challenging in the manufacturing arena today including skill shortages, productivity and competitiveness.

‘Answers for Industry’ is a joint conference and exhibition running over two days (4-5 July) at Manchester’s Central Convention Complex (formerly GMEX). It offers visitors an opportunity to hear the latest thinking from some of the sector’s most influential voices about how UK manufacturing can improve to compete globally. In addition, a comprehensive exhibition of industrial technology aimed at helping companies to maximise productivity, increase efficiency and sustain growth gives an insight into current and emerging trends influencing the manufacturing sector, bringing together the best of expertise from across industry.

The broad conference programme brings together a number of high-profile speakers to cover topics of central importance to the future success of UK manufacturing. The subjects will include smarter investment to tackle skills shortages and energy concerns, health and safety, the role of renewable technologies, enabling cyber security strategies, sourcing green finance, improving operational efficiencies, driving up manufacturing excellence, enhancing factory productivity and increasing production agility.

Representatives from companies such as Rolls Royce, Red Bull Formula One Racing and Siemens will share their views on meeting the manufacturing challenges of tomorrow, and industrialists, policy makers and engineers will give their take on how efficiencies can be driven in UK manufacturing plants and factories.

Key exhibits – alongside technology from across the extensive Siemens Industry portfolio – will include high-efficiency drives that can deliver 70 per cent energy savings and water filtration systems capable of significantly reducing water usage and effluent production. In addition, the latest functional safety, process automation and condition monitoring technologies will be among the many on hand to view.

Juergen Maier, Siemens Industry UK and Ireland managing director, comments: “A key challenge we face in the UK is that we underperform on investment, in technology and manufacturing plants in comparison with other industrial nations – for example the investment level is 35 per cent lower in the UK than in Germany. This conference explores the opportunities to address this challenge whilst offering manufacturing the requisite profile and support that it deserves.”

Answers for Industry takes place on 4 and 5 July at Central Hall 2, Manchester Central Convention Complex, and entry is free. For further details or to register, please visit: or email: .

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