Made Smarter, the technology adoption programme, is urging textile manufacturers across East Lancashire to adopt digitalisation to drive sustainability and growth.
125 companies from the sector based in the North West, including 35 in Lancashire, are embracing change by tapping into impartial expert technology advice, digital transformation workshops to help them take their first steps, a leadership programme, digital technology internships, and skills development support. Others are also using matched-funding to invest in new digital technology to solve key challenges while increasing productivity, growth, and creating new high value jobs.
But with more than 1,000 fashion and textile manufacturers in the region employing around 15,000 people and with a collective turnover of £1.83 billion, Made Smarter believes the sector and region synonymous with the ‘first’ Industrial Revolution has a golden opportunity to lead the ‘fourth’.
Businesses tapping into Made…