Many of our clients are in manufacturing and engineering, and it’s great to see that both sectors are thriving despite the challenging economic conditions.
According to Barclays Manufacturing Weekly newsletter, industrial orders in the UK were stronger than expected in May, building on a long-term upwards trend.
Also, businesses are lasting longer. Fewer manufacturing companies went into administration in 2010 than in any of the previous three years.
Costs are still an issue all businesses are facing, and that’s not made any easier by higher inflation. Companies have been holding back on investment spending, as Felicity Burch explains at the Manufacturers’ Organisation blog today.
Informally, several our clients have told us similar stories. Everyone’s under pressure to make cost savings, but the order books are looking good.
One thing we take pride in at Boson is developing long-term relationships with clients. We believe in helping them grow their business by using internet technologies to make business more efficient. An investment in a webapp might reap rewards for years to come, in terms of time saved by staff who are freed up to work on more important things.
If you’re in manufacturing or engineering, and have been asking yourself how best your company can make cost savings while continuing to attract more orders, get in touch. We’d love to help.