Rather than stalling strategic investments in automation and digital technologies in order to control costs, some high-value manufacturers are accelerating such plans in a bid to gain market share or drive additional enterprise value in recovery.
Why is there so much excitement about hydrogen’s potential for transforming the sustainability of modern air travel, and what practical challenges stand in the way of aviation’s hydrogen-fuelled future?
Some analysts believe the car ownership model could soon be back in the ascendancy due to COVID-19. Suddenly, ride-hailing and other shared mobility options seem less appealing to many of us. What impact is this having on the automotive industry and are there any supply chain implications?
The aerospace industry could never have predicted the crisis that has unfolded this year. With airlines grounded and international travel restrictions only now beginning to lift slightly, demand for replacement aircraft has plummeted and could take several years to recover.
In April the Department for Transport set out its intentions for decarbonising UK transport. However, with Government’s much-needed rail electrification programme on hold, what needs to be done to reach this ambitious goal?
Despite some tentative signs of manufacturing sector recovery, cost reduction strategies remain a key focus for many businesses and could make the difference between success or failure in the months ahead.
Some massive changes have affected Britain’s rail network since the Government introduced Emergency Measures Agreements (EMA). Based on analysis of ORR and passenger revenue data, these EMAs are likely to be unsustainable. But what will replace them?
Many dealerships and independent service centres were finding it hard to make a profit long before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Now, as the post-lockdown pipeline starts to refill, there is still time to do things differently.