LYNQ is reinventing manufacturing execution system (MES) software for small to midsize manufacturers running job shop, batch production or production lines within discrete or process driven environments.
The UK’s aerospace and defence industry is the second largest in the world, beaten only by the US. It’s a sector worth around £25 billion that supports 230,000 jobs across the country, while contributing significantly to the national economy.
The global automotive industry generates around £70 billion a year in revenue. Factories up and down the country are building everything from luxury saloons and sports cars to construction vehicles and aftermarket parts, with more than 3,000 companies employing 800,000 workers across all parts of the supply chain.
The manufacturing of chemicals and pharmaceuticals is big business. One of the country’s leading export sectors, it’s thought to be worth £60 billion. It also accounts for around 600,000 jobs, with the North East known as a particular hotspot for production and employment.
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.
Government figures show the UK’s furniture and furnishings manufacturing industry to be worth a staggering £9.4 billion to the national economy, equating to 1.8 per cent of overall manufacturing output. Add general woodwork to this, and you have a substantial sector that employs more than 100,000 people across the country.
The UK produces a whopping four million tonnes of glass each year, and is worth £1.3 billion to the national economy. Ceramics is also big business here, with revenue of more than £425 million. Together, these industries employ around 12,000 people across the country.
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.
The UK’s life sciences industry is thought to contribute around £10 billion to the national economy every year. Covering everything from pharmaceuticals to medical technology, its advances are crucial to the lives of people across the world.
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.
Oil and gas production is a multi-billion pound industry that provides a major contribution to the UK’s economy. The sector is also responsible for the employment of around 375,000 people, many of whom work in offshore facilities dotted around the country’s surrounding seas.
It’s impossible to name a single sector that doesn’t rely in some way on paper. The same can be said for wider society – this versatile material has always has a place. It’s for this reason that, despite the rapid rise of digital technologies, the UK paper and paper and paper products manufacturing industry is worth an estimated £3 billion.
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.
Despite obvious growth in the popularity of online media, printing is still a huge industry in the UK. Almost 10,000 companies employ more than 80,000 people to generate around £9 billion every year, putting it on par with the country’s textiles sector.
The UK’s textile and clothing industry is worth almost £9 billion to the country’s economy – and its value is growing. The sector also supports more than 90,000 jobs, with more positions being created every year.