Contributing a massive £16 billion to the UK economy every year, and employing more than 300,000 people, the electronics sector continues to grow with high demand for consumer and non-consumer products.
With a turnover of more than £80 billion, the food and beverage industry is the UK’s largest manufacturing sector. It contributes more than £21.5 billion to the country’s economy, and employs around 400,000 people.
The UK’s manufacturing sector employs more than 2.5 million people and accounts for around £150 billion of national economic output. The industry’s growth, however, relies heavily on the development and building of industrial equipment and machinery.
Employing over 300,000 people, and worth in the region of £10 billion to the UK economy, the metal fabrication industry is crucial to the entire manufacturing sector. An essential part of making machines, metal fabrication is also involved in the construction of everything from transportation and piping systems to ships, containers and bridges.
The manufacturing of plastic and rubber products is a multi-billion pound industry that employs thousands of people across the UK. It covers the production of everything from drinks bottles and plastic bags to bicycle tyres and machine parts; it’s an integral part of the national economy.