Manufacturing Connect: Robotics & Automation at ABB

Make UK are hosting a national manufacturing connect event at the UK market leader in supply for robotics, ABB, sponsored by HSO



July 4


9:30 AM GMT


ABB Ltd Orion House Maidstone Road Kingston MK10 0BD





Join Make UK, as they bring together their National Manufacturing Community for a Manufacturing Connect event at the UK market leader in supply of robots and robot systems.

Free to Make UK members and £99 for non-members

This event brings together the Make UK manufacturing community across all regions of the UK and industry leading expertise to a state-of-the-art facilities in order to discover how the use of robotics & automation can successfully improve manufacturing productivity and profitability. This is also a fantastic opportunity for manufacturers to network, develop new business contacts, share ideas and best practice.

There will be an opportunity to tour and try ABB's latest robots in demonstrations in addition to their training school and this state of the art facility.

Hearing from key note speakers from industry to discuss the role of robotics and automation as they transform the future of UK manufacturing and have a significant impact on our sector driving productivity and efficiency. In tackling the sectors labour shortages and the role of green technology in transitioning to a net zero economy. Hear from our keynote speakers:

  • Mike Wilson, Chief Automation Officer, The Manufacturing Technology Centre
  • Charlotte Horobin, Region Director, Make UK
  • Nigel Platt, UK General Manager, ABB
  • Matt Birtwistle, Manufacturing IMU Director, HSO
  • A company’s journey to our first cobot - Troy Barratt, Managing Director, BAMUK Group
  • The Omnifactory - Svetan Ratchev, Director of the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing, University of Nottingham
  • Factory of the Future - Jenny Smith, Operations Transformation Manager, MBDA

Attend this event to understand

The value of digital technologies to a manufacturing business, the commercial benefits experienced by other manufacturers utilising these innovative solutions and the importance of collaboration between industry and the academic community, taking advantage of the resource and support available to the manufacturing sector.


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