Manufacturing theme

 

Supporting and promoting the manufacturing sector, and the engineers working in it, is key to contributing to a prosperous economy.

Manufacturing generates over 60% of all UK exports and employs three million people, and its success is vital. Manufacturing embodies the lifecycle of activities:

  • Research, design and development
  • Production and logistics
  • Service provision
  • End of life management

Read more about our Manufacturing theme.


manufacturing
reports and policy statements

  • Manufacturing and Engineering Annual Report 2017/18

    Now in its sixth year, the MHA Manufacturing and Engineering Survey continues to point to sector trends and highlights the challenges and opportunities that our makers and engineers face.

  • UK Engineering 2016

    In March 2016 ICE, IET and IMechE commissioned John Uff QC to lead a review of UK professional engineering. In response the three institutions have agreed to put in place five work streams.

  • Manufacturing prospects report

    The Institution and BDO accountants and business advisers carried out a survey that questioned manufacturing companies to ask their opinions on the likely effects of Brexit on their businesses.

  • Engineering a future outside the EU: securing the best outcome for the UK

    This report hails the government’s renewed focus on industrial strategy as a major opportunity to help the UK compete on the world stage, but warns that Brexit must not restrict access to engineering skills from across Europe.

  • Automated Vehicles: Automatically Low Carbon?

    Automation and smart connectivity in road vehicles is happening apace. In this report we look at how might these elements be combined and integrated into the mobility system to have the most positive impact on energy efficiency and carbon reduction.


Comment and analysis

Philippa Oldham CEng MIMechE

Manufacturing policy spokesperson

Philippa joined the Institution in 2011 as the Head of Transport and Manufacturing. She works with members to raise the profile of engineers, aiming to spark debate and provide thought leadership within the transport and manufacturing realm.

 Read Philippa's full biography

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Manufacturing sector page

Manufacturing sector page

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