UK manufacturing growth rose to a three-year high in April and this is reflected in the level of activity we’ve been enjoying.
The Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index climbed to 57.3 in April, up from March’s four-month low of 54.2, and against the no-change reading of 50.
Alongside growth in output, new orders and employment, purchases rose at a record rate in April.
According to CIPS, The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, “The British manufacturing industry is moving at such a pace that suppliers are struggling to keep up with demand. Whilst this may be the case, I can reassure customers and prospects that despite our healthy order book, we are able to meet delivery schedules as usual.
This applies across the board, from standard product deliveries to complex machine shop integration projects. Even the development of our new website hasn’t stood in the way of progress on projects, so we’re looking forward to building on a great start to 2017 over the coming months.