‘Industry 4.0, the 4th industrial revolution, smart manufacturing, digital factories…’

These are some of the phrases being used today to describe a series of game-changing innovations that are changing the way products are manufactured for ever. Whilst 83% of UK manufacturers are planning to invest in automation and control systems in the future, only 48% of manufacturers across Europe consider themselves ready for the future. remain competitive, thousands of manufacturers need knowledge, training and state-of-the-art information and communication technology to improve productivity, shorten product development cycles and mass produce customised products as efficiently and cost effectively as possible. circle4 “AN INDUSTRIAL-SCALE VERSION OF INDUSTRY 4.0, COULD ADD $14.2 TO THE WORLD ECONOMY OVER THE NEXT 15 YEARS AND THE UK ALONE COULD BENEFIT BY UP TO $531 BILLION.” Accenture report: 2015

“THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION IS STILL IN ITS NASCENT STATE. BUT WITH THE SWIFT PACE OF CHANGE AND DISRUPTION TO BUSINESS AND SOCIETY, THE TIME TO JOIN IN IS NOW.” Gary Coleman, Global Industry & Senior Client Advisor, Deloitte Consulting