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Where The Manufacturer gives voice to the inspiring people in the manufacturing sector, in the UK and beyond.

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Where The Manufacturer gives voice to the inspiring people in the manufacturing sector, in the UK and beyond.

    Siemens España | Make UK Calls for GDP Target | Gawang Tanga

    Siemens España | Make UK Calls for GDP Target | Gawang Tanga

    Yes! Listener.



    We've got loads to chat about in this episode. Joe discusses his recent trip to Siemens in Spain, where he visited a string of food and beverage manufacturers.



    We also discuss the annual Make UK conference which took place in Westminster this week. The industry body has called for a 15% GDP target for UK manufacturing

    We do the usual check of headlines on our website, which this week, includes an article on 5G penned by
    Fiona Tracey, ADI Managing Director, Industrial Automation at our series sponsors, Analog Devices.



    Then, to round things off spectacularly, we hear about the latest disaster from the Devonshire household, as a fascination with cheap kitchen products continues, leading his wife to declare a potato chipping device to be officially "gawang tanga." (Made by a moron)


    Music credit:
    Tropical Fever by LiQWYD & Luke Bergs

    Digital Transformation by Alex-Productions

    Together by 2TECH-AUDIO

    Interesting Jazz Piano Riff by Eli Gold

    • 30 min
    Talking Sustainability | Forest Nation | SMEW Preview

    Talking Sustainability | Forest Nation | SMEW Preview

    In the first of two episodes this week, we have the second of our Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Week preview episodes.



    This episode is on the theme of sustainability, which will be a huge focus area at SMEW, which takes from 5th-6th June at the NEC in Birmingham.



    We have a keynote speaker from one of our Design and Technology Theatre at the show - Geoff Mackey,
    UK Country Head at Plastics Europe.



    We also feature our show sustainability partners Forest Nation, with Andrew Frankland joining us for a chat.



    Book your place at SMEW 2024! Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Week 2024 | NEC Birmingham (mandeweek.co.uk)



    Music credit:

    Tropical Fever by LiQWYD & Luke Bergs

    Together by 2TECH-AUDIO

    • 37 min
    We go to Aurrigo! | A Lesson in the Autonomous | Dangerous Doughnuts

    We go to Aurrigo! | A Lesson in the Autonomous | Dangerous Doughnuts

    The warmest of welcomes back to you, dear listener.

    We've got a belter of an episode today. From a recent site visit to Aurrigo International plc, we peered into the world of autonomous vehicles.

    From its manufacturing facility in Coventry, Aurrigo designs and builds auto-vehicles for use on the road, but the real area of recent growth has come in aviation support.

    Partnering with airports across the world, Aurrigo has deployed its vehicles to assist with baggage transportation. The latest of these deployments is the Auto-DollyTug®, at Changi Airport.

    We've got a feature on that, as well as some other fascinating stories on digital/tech innovations and a truly catastrophic entry for 'Made by a Moron.'



    Have you heard about our upcoming summits that will run as part of Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Week?

    Register your interest now for the Manufacturing Digitalisation Summit and the Industrial Data & AI Summit.



    Music credit:

    Tropical Fever by LiQWYD & Luke Bergs



    move. by CXNST

    Digital Transformation by Alex-Productions


    Together by 2TECH-AUDIO



    Crossroads by Purple Cat

    • 32 min
    Hooba! Taster Day at MYCO Foods | Automated Vertical Farming System | Horsey People

    Hooba! Taster Day at MYCO Foods | Automated Vertical Farming System | Horsey People

    Episode two of Digital Transformation, you're welcome, listener.



    Today, we take a visit to a taster day at Myco Foods to try Hooba mince, a meat-free, mushroom-based protein that is created through an on-site automated vertical farming system.



    We also take a look at some news headlines on The Manufacturer website.



    And, ahead of this weekend's racing at Leopardstown, James reveals his horsey heritage.



    Music credits:

    Tropical Fever by LiQWYD & Luke Bergs

    Positive Corporate by Mixaund

    Digital Transformation by Alex-Productions

    Day Ahead by Joe Crotty

    • 30 min
    New Series! | Digital Buzzwords | Steelmaking Malaise | SMEW Offerings

    New Series! | Digital Buzzwords | Steelmaking Malaise | SMEW Offerings

    Greetings listener - how 'bout a new podcast series?



    To kick off our Digital Transformation series, sponsored by Analog Devices, and Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Week preview series, we've got a bumper episode.



    Asif Moghal of Autodesk chats to us as part of an Manufacturing Leaders' Summit round-up which will feature in our first edition of The Manufacturer Magazine.



    We trawl the latest news on our website, which includes last week disappointing announcement from Tata Steel in Port Talbot.



    And we invite The Manufacturer's MD, Grace Gilling on to this episode, to discuss the digital offerings of Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Week 2024.



    Get your ears around all of that and more.



    Music credits:

    Tropical Fever by LiQWYD & Luke Bergs

    Digital Transformation by Alex-Productions

    Chill Vibes by Alex-Productions

    • 41 min
    New Year News | Jeremy Hunt Quotes Us | Mid-air Scare

    New Year News | Jeremy Hunt Quotes Us | Mid-air Scare

    Great have you back along for a new year, listener.



    We quite aggressively kick this year off by bringing you news from The Manufacturer. This includes a survey revealing the sector's positive outlook for 2024. It's a story that drew comment from Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt.



    We also look back at the New Year's Honours List, which included a raft of names from manufacturing and engineering.



    And in global news, what about that Boeing 737 Max 9 that lost a door!?



    As well as that, we get excited by the year ahead as we guide you through our 2024 events calendar.



    There's all that, and more, in this episode.



    ALSO: Why not register for our upcoming webinar? Taking place on 24th January at 11am -
    From Cost to Opportunity: The Benefits of Energy Flexibility in Manufacturing

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

LisaIsHereForIt ,

Must-listen show on all things manufacturing 🙌🏻

It’s obvious Tom, Lana & Joe put extraordinary effort into every single episode of The Manufacturer Podcast. But what makes this show a true standout is the quality of the guests, stories, and tactics. The team finds speakers that are innovators in manufacturing, and shares amazing insights. Don't miss it!

dmholcomb ,

Highly Recommend

Great show. I listened to the episode on trying to decrease the skills gap. That’s such an important topic. Thank you for covering it so thoroughly.

If you have the time and are interested, check out the CNC machining podcast I host — “The Right Direction Podcast” from Compass Precision.

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