New collaboration aims to boost robot adoption in the UK

The Manufacturing Technology Centre and HowToRobot have announced a partnership aimed at increasing the adoption of robots among manufacturing and warehouse businesses in the UK.

The collaboration will bring together HowToRobot’s global automation marketplace and the MTC’s expertise to connect businesses with the right automation solutions and suppliers.

Mike Wilson, chief automation officer at the MTC, said,”We want to give the manufacturing industry a helping hand with figuring out what automation solutions can best help each business become more productive.”

Any UK-based business considering automation can get free help with finding solutions and suppliers as part of the collaboration. The business simply describes what needs to be automated on HowToRobot’s platform. Suppliers will then reply with tailored proposals on possible solutions. The business can consult with experts from the MTC to help specify their needs and get automation advice, including how to develop solutions that are not yet commercially available.

By tapping into HowToRobot’s platform and MTC’s expertise, businesses can quickly get an overview of their automation options without having to do market research on their own.

Businesses can get started with exploring their automation options by either submitting their request on HowToRobot’s platform for free or contacting them on

The MTC aims to provide a competitive environment to bridge the gap between university-based research and the development of innovative manufacturing solutions, in line with the Government’s manufacturing strategy. The MTC is part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, supported by Innovate UK.

Established to prove innovative manufacturing processes and technologies in an agile environment in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions, the MTC houses some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world, creating a high quality environment for the development and demonstration of new technologies on an industrial scale. This provides a unique opportunity for manufacturers to develop new and innovative processes and technologies

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