Guide

Manufacturing innovation

Introduction

Businesses and retail customers have an ever-increasing range of products to choose from, so manufacturing businesses face constant competition in order to retain or increase their market share.

Manufacturers therefore need to be flexible and consider new ways of working. Adapting new technologies and practices can allow them to respond rapidly and cost-effectively to customer demand.

Businesses can introduce innovation in manufacturing to a wide range of areas, including new processes, new materials and the use of new equipment. It can improve the quality of your output and the health of your business.

This guide explains how manufacturing businesses can benefit from innovation and new technologies. It outlines the different areas in which innovation can be introduced and shows you how to protect your innovations and find sources of help and advice.