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The MTC

November 20, 2020 World Textile Information Network Season 6 Episode 3
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The MTC
Nov 20, 2020 Season 6 Episode 3
World Textile Information Network

In this episode of The WTiN Podcast, we talk to Chris White who is the director of Industrial Policy and Insight Centre at The Manufacturing Technology Centre (The MTC).  

The MTC was established in 2010 as an independent Research & Technology Organisation (RTO) with the objective of bridging the gap between academia and industry – often referred to as ‘the valley of death’. It represents one of the largest public sector investments in UK manufacturing and provides integrated manufacturing system solutions for customers large and small, across sectors as diverse as automotive, food and drink, textile manufacturing, rail and so on.

In this podcast, White talks more about the organisation’s capabilities and how it can help businesses maximise supply chains, compete better, reskill and more. We talk about some of the company’s case studies such as how it helped the British cushion filling manufacturer Fibreline Ltd minimise waste and boost productivity, and how it helped the vehicle hardware supplier Albert Jagger re-shore its operations. Elsewhere, White gives his views on how innovative manufacturing could be the key to recovery post-Covid-19 and how the UK could once again become ‘the workshop of the world’.  

Show Notes

In this episode of The WTiN Podcast, we talk to Chris White who is the director of Industrial Policy and Insight Centre at The Manufacturing Technology Centre (The MTC).  

The MTC was established in 2010 as an independent Research & Technology Organisation (RTO) with the objective of bridging the gap between academia and industry – often referred to as ‘the valley of death’. It represents one of the largest public sector investments in UK manufacturing and provides integrated manufacturing system solutions for customers large and small, across sectors as diverse as automotive, food and drink, textile manufacturing, rail and so on.

In this podcast, White talks more about the organisation’s capabilities and how it can help businesses maximise supply chains, compete better, reskill and more. We talk about some of the company’s case studies such as how it helped the British cushion filling manufacturer Fibreline Ltd minimise waste and boost productivity, and how it helped the vehicle hardware supplier Albert Jagger re-shore its operations. Elsewhere, White gives his views on how innovative manufacturing could be the key to recovery post-Covid-19 and how the UK could once again become ‘the workshop of the world’.