Following Covid, the increased need for UK manufacturers to produce onshore assemblies, not just components, has led to a demand for more agile, comprehensive machining solutions. Here, Chris Sharratt, UK agent for German company Bihler, shares his insight into the growing trend for integrated processes and automation

“It was Henry Ford who said: ‘you can have it in whatever colour you like as long as it’s black’,” smiles Chris. “But that mentality died out 80 years ago. Now, it’s much more usual to get 10 orders of 100,000 units in 10 different colours than one order for a million identical units. It’s a challenge; the volumes are still there but they’re not single volumes.”

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