Research and analysis

Future manufacturing: factory of the future

Report looking at the trends that will shape and influence factories in the future.



This report examines the trends and factors that will shape the factory of the future. It focuses on the sectors most important to the future of UK manufacturing and exports, including:

  • aerospace
  • automotive
  • machinery and fabrications
  • pharmaceutical
  • biopharmaceutical

This review was commissioned as part of the Foresight project on the future of manufacturing in the UK.