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What is blocking the path to the fourth industrial revolution

01 September, 2022

The UK lags behind other industrial nations in adopting digitised manufacturing technologies. Why is this? Nikesh Mistry*, Gambica’s sector head for automation, reports on a recent gathering of experts to discuss the issue.


Manufacturers’ resilience is the key

01 August, 2022

Manufacturing industry has had to cope with a series of shocks in recent years, but most manufacturers have managed to survive – and, in some cases, to thrive. Nikesh Mistry*, Gambica’s sector head for automation, argues that a key element in this has been the resilience of UK manufacturers.


Equipping young people with skills for life

01 June, 2022

In the never-ending quest to boost the UK’s present and future engineering skills, Gambica is backing the Worldskills competition-based training and assessment scheme as a way of attracting and fostering new talent. Nikesh Mistry*, Gambica’s sector head for automation, explains the background.


Automation adapts to our changing times

01 May, 2022

The past few years have thrown up almost unprecedented challenges for the automation sector in the form of Brexit, the Covid pandemic, supply chain problems and now the war in Ukraine. But Nikesh Mistry*, Gambica’s sector head for automation, reports that the sector has shown remarkable resilience and has even discovered new areas for business.


One step forwards; how many steps back?

01 April, 2022

Just as the UK manufacturing sector appeared to be heading for recovery following the Covid pandemic, the Ukrainian conflict has intervened, with effects that can only be speculated about at this stage. Nikesh Mistry*, Gambica’s sector head for automation, explains how his organisation is planning to help its members.


Are you ready for Industry 5.0?

01 March, 2022

We are still getting to grips with the concept of Industry 4.0, but already we are being told it’s time to start thinking about Industry 5.0. What’s going on? Nikesh Mistry*, Gambica’s sector head for automation, explains.


Goodbye 2021, hello 2022

01 February, 2022

Nikesh Mistry*, Gambica’s sector head for automation, reflects on the momentous year just ended, and gazes into his crystal ball for 2022 to predict some trends that might emerge.


Learning lessons from the pandemic

05 January, 2022

Covid-19 has changed the way that UK industrial companies operate in many ways. Nikesh Mistry*, Gambica’s sector head for automation, considers the longer-term effects that the pandemic may have on British industry.


Banging heads together to solve the skills conundrum

30 November, 2021

Gambica has created a group that brings together academics with industry representatives in an attempt to move forward in solving the perennial problem of how to create a skilled workforce for the future. Nikesh Mistry*, Gambica’s sector head for industrial automation, reports on the group’s activities and the progress it has made.


What do the new efficiency regulations mean for you?

15 October, 2021

New regulations on efficiency levels for motors and VSDs came into effect in July. Nikesh Mistry*, Gambica’s sector head for industrial automation, examines the changes and their implications for motor and drives users.


Manufacturers need help if UK is to achieve full potential

14 September, 2021

The need to move towards net-zero emissions is adding to the pressures faced by UK manufacturers. Nikesh Mistry*, Gambica’s sector head for industrial automation, argues that if they are to make the transition, they will need government assistance. 


Ventilator challenge could help to ease the skills gap

01 September, 2021

Last year, a collaborative project united industrial companies with UK university students to help solve some of the problems arising from the urgent need for ventilators. As Nikesh Mistry*, Gambica’s sector head for industrial automation, explains, the project also helped to equip engineering students with the skills needed to digitalise UK manufacturing and to help close the skills gap. 


We must apply the lessons of Covid to the future

15 June, 2021

UK manufacturing appears to have come through the Covid pandemic relatively well. Nikesh Mistry*, Gambica’s sector head for industrial automation, argues that we need to apply the lessons learned during the past year to help improve our levels of growth and productivity, and to ensure that the UK achieves a sustainable competitive advantage.


Do you need to buy new equipment? Or just use your existing kit better?

04 May, 2021

Before installing new equipment in your plant, or upgrading existing, equipment, you need to ask what you are trying to achieve. Nikesh Mistry*, Gambica’s sector head for industrial automation, argues that often you just need to use your existing equipment better.


Academics and industry join forces to bridge the skills gap

05 April, 2021

A new chapter has begun in the never-ending story of tackling skills shortages in the UK’s manufacturing sector. Nikesh Mistry*, Gambica’s sector head for industrial automation, explains how a new group has been set up that brings together representatives of academia and industry with the aim of coming up with novel ideas to tackle the problem. 


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