Dymond Engineering is proud to have just completed a significant large volume order which was diverted from Chinese manufacturer. It’s been a challenge with reduced workforce and social distancing, but the team has been magnificent.
As we emerge from this pandemic will we see more re-shoring of manufacturing to the UK and more value placed on the role of British manufacturing. Or is the economics of cheap global sourcing simply too attractive?
At Dymond we do hope the current recognition/acknowledgement of the UK’s dependency on overseas manufacturing might result in a meaningful review by policy makers and a new appreciation of the need to bring some of it home, especially at a time when the UK will be needing to bolster the economy, looking for employment opportunities, and be mindful of building a degree of self-sufficiency for future contingency planning.
It will need leadership from politicians, and also from buyers and consumers in order to overcome the lure of the significant cost differences overseas – a lure which will still exist whatever the challenges and customer sentiment may be.
We are members of Make-UK which has a real voice in lobbying Government; we like to think there is reason for hope.