A good example of the importance of manufacturing is its ability to create jobs for all levels of education and abilities. In finance, typically, you need to be well educated and work in an office. That is ok for some but what if, like me, you like making things or you're passionate about having a physical achievement to the end of your day's work.
Only Connect: Made in Britain for China (UK Manufacturing #5)
Welcome to another post in the series by Nick Locke, of Nicab Ltd, who has over 15 years experience in the electronics manufacturing industry specialising in interconnection cable assembly.
I have been very pleased to see the new series on the BBC “Made in Britain“. I can’t think where they got that idea! Anyway, the point is that UK manufacturing is now vital to our economy and after the recession, the sensible people in government realise re-balancing the economy will be partly manufacturing driven.
So this is all good and, to heap more goodness onto this, China's Premier Wen Jiabao has pledged to take measures to increase trade between Britain and China.
They have acknowledged they must address their trade deficit with the world and import more goods. This can only be good news for our industry. We all know Germany makes the machines that go into China's factories so why don't we do the same, I know many companies that manufacture specialist products that are going down very well overseas.
The result is that, as I have constantly been saying, there is a place for our hi-tech electronics manufacturing and a healthy future at that. Just think how many factories in china that will benefit from UK made sensors, testers, analyzers and automation products to list just a few examples.
This, to me, is all good and it's about time too. Lets have more of this positivity and look forward to embracing our overseas partners rather than fearing them.
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