British Manufacturing Plant Constructors Association
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Manufacturing Plant - The Industry - Evolution

Throughout the centuries Britain has been at the forefront of the metal processing industry. From the time of the Industrial Revolution, the engineering skills of the UK have shaped the future of metallurgy and metal production around the World. 

An expanding UK market has enabled the industry to invest heavily in technology, research and development into new manufacturing plant technologies not just for the manufacture of metals, but the cutting edge development of battery production, carbon capture and storage solutions to name a few. These processes required a new generation of equipment, which was designed and developed by the constructors of plant based in Britain. 

The globalisation of steel, aluminium and other non-ferrous metals production resulted in the skills and engineering expertise of the British constructors of manufacturing plant serving a market around the world. Construction of new facilities in developing regions or modernisation of existing plant to improve output or to enhance the quality of the product, frequently involves the engineering companies of the UK. In this work they are supported by other companies who are closely associated with this vital technological industry, by providing engineering solutions, installation services, mechanical parts or technology components on a sub-contract basis.

The industrial engineering expertise dating back to the Industrial Revolution has now been developed and applied to metal processing and production technology in the 21st century.

Many of the skills and technologies that have been developed are generic and can be applied to a multitude of manufacturing industries e.g. automation and control, in situ machining, process modelling, fabrication, project management, hard facing of material surfaces. Therefore it is logical that companies seek to supply these transferable skills and technologies into new markets. Hence our recent change of name from British Metallurgical Plant Constructors Association to the British Manufacturing Plant Constructors Association.

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