“We have our device, now we need to connect it to the Internet.”
Time and again we are reminded that we are in the age of automation. Annual statistics prepared by the International Federation of Robotics paints a positive picture for 2017, with a 31% increase in annual global shipments.
Unplanned downtime is one of the biggest problems in manufacturing. Recent research by the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) estimates that downtime can cost manufacturers anywhere between £20,000 and £40,000 an hour.
It’s no secret that the skills shortage in the UK is reaching critical levels. At the end of last year, a survey from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) highlighted the labour shortage as a serious concern and revealed that a record number of recruitment firms were reporting difficulties.
Some 1,700 automation providers from all over the world are expected in Nuremberg on 27th-29th November 2018.