The automation and robotic systems firm said that Brexit had resulted in a “change in attitude” from manufacturers, who are now looking to the UK for engineering expertise.
“Last year we had several notable successes, including a major design and build project in India for a global food brand, but the referendum to leave Europe put many investment projects on hold,” said Bryan Wheeler, managing director of CKF Systems. “Thankfully, since then we have seen a clear desire on the part of many UK manufacturers to purchase from within the UK.
“There is also a growing realisation that elevated cost pressures from a weak currency, inflation and higher labour costs are here for the long haul. This is encouraging more businesses to invest in automation including SMEs who had previously been resistant to change. They now recognise the value of robotics to protect their long term futures.”
CKF provides bespoke robotic picking, packing and palletising systems for sectors including food, pharmaceutical and automotive.
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