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Making the 4th Industrial Revolution
a Reality

The 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) is under way. 4IR technologies such as machine learning, big data analysis, real-time data collection and advanced robotics are driving manufacturing into a new digital era. It’s time for UK manufacturers to decide how they can leverage 4IR to remain globally competitive.

Our new report examines UK manufacturing’s attitudes to 4IR and the benefits that early adopters of 4IR technology have experienced: from tackling productivity challenges to reducing costs and upskilling the workforce. Increased investment is also predicted to have a significant impact on the UK economy with additional value creation and new jobs.

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We are committed to supporting UK manufacturers as they come to terms with the implications of 4IR. We’ve created a range of additional insights into the main issues and you can access them below.

Smart Manufacturing

Take a look at how a smart factory works.

Discover the value of digital manufacturing

Learn about some key technologies defining a 4IR factory of the future.

What do UK manufacturers think of 4IR?

Hear other industry players’ views on 4IR and get inspired.

Grow your 4IR knowledge

Learn about the 4IR with these useful government and industry body websites.

Contact our Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics team

Mike Rigby - Head of Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics

Mike Rigby - Head of Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics

To discuss how Barclays can help to realise your 4IR ambitions, email Mike or call our dedicated team on 0800 015 4242*