- 11 businesses set to benefit from pilot digital tech programme, including Lowlife Products, Plastic Card Services and Cad Scan in Cheshire and WarringtonLatest
- firms join more than nearly 500 on the North West pilot
- New businesses specialising in everything from baking cakes to modifying vans to benefit from digital tech advances
Manufacturing firms in the North West have signed up to a business-led programme which aims to use digital technology to boost growth and success.
By implementing advances in data analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), 3D-printing and robotics, firms can enhance their profitability and competitive edge.
The investment is expected to bring extensive benefits including improved productivity and revenues, increased export sales, job creation, providing new skills to workforces, integration with supply chains and reduced environmental impact.
The 11 businesses, based in Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Warrington, Lancashire, Cumbria and Liverpool, operate in the food and beverage, engineering, healthcare and agriculture sectors, are set to introduce advanced manufacturing methods.
They will benefit from the £20 million Made Smarter Programme, which will help them to grow by adopting new digital technologies.