By 2030, a modern and progressive UK Metals Industry should be supplying high quality, innovative and competitively priced products to a wide range of customers, locally and internationally.
To achieve this aim, every company in the Metals Industry supply chain, many of which are SMEs, needs to be enabled to engage more closely with its key customers to better meet their individual needs, to increase competitiveness and productivity. At the same time, the government needs to be encouraged to support domestic suppliers as much as possible.
Metals sector companies are in every part of the UK and can contribute to the levelling-up agenda by providing well paid jobs in the regions.
The industry should perform a full analysis of each supply chain, examine the potential opportunities and then tailor its capabilities and future investment to each sector’s needs. The initial focus will include the Automotive, Nuclear Energy, Construction and aerospace sectors.
The industry needs to find new ways to encourage end users, as well as the government and infrastructure providers to make more procurement decisions that support UK suppliers, many of which are SMEs, while celebrating UK Metals success stories.
To help achieve this supply chain aim, commitments sought from policymakers may include:
The sector will enage with the Goernment's industrial strategy and theTransforming Foundation Industries (TFI) competitions.
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