Mike Wilson: We must transition to collaborative working

20 Oct 2020

Mike Wilson, Chairman of the British Automation and Robot Association (BARA), says that more UK manufacturers are looking at robot technology to ensure they have the resilience to stave off potential long-term adversity caused by Brexit and COVID-19.

A 2020 World Robotics report, published by the International Federation of Robots (IFR) in September 2020, found that the number of industrial robots operating in UK factories had increased by 5% year on year; something that Mike believes could be the catalyst to re-energise the UK manufacturing industry.

This period of growth is supported by BARA’s own industry research, which concluded that the number of industrial robots sold in the UK during the first two quarters of 2020 is on par with the number sold for the first three quarters of 2019. The Food and Beverage industry was the largest adopter, culminating in 29% of all industrial robots sold in the UK…

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Source: MEPCA