Automation – Helping businesses recover from COVID-19
WILL AUTOMATION HELP OUR BUSINESS TO RECOVER FROM THE COVID 19 CRISIS AND PROTECT US IN THE FUTURE?
Questions the RMGroup team get asked often. We are living in an age of uncertain times and the recent pandemic has highlighted the reason to invest in automation even more so. The devastating damage it has caused to UK Manufacturing companies will take a long time to recover from. Future plans to invest in automation will be on everyone’s agenda.
SHOULD OUR COMPANY CONSIDER AUTOMATING OUR PRODUCTION?
Yes, the key to helping UK manufacturers get back on track and plan for the future is to invest in automation and robotics.
RMGroup have been helping companies to improve their production, quality and safety for many years and continues to grow and develop innovative solutions. The benefits of automation for our customers have shown results in increased productivity, profitability, reduced labour costs and a better working environment for employees as staff can benefit from higher-skilled positions on better pay. We are proud of the relationships we build with our customers and this reflects in repeat orders. Some of our customers have had over 18 full packaging systems across the UK and we install and service globally.
WHAT INDUSTRIES DO RMGROUP WORK WITH?
This is a question we get asked a lot, it gives our customers confidence that we have the experience and proven track record in their industry. The simple answer is that every customer is different, and their requirements can be very bespoke, with over 25 years of providing solutions in automation we are well known for delivering this.
- Food, Beverages & Fresh Produce
- Wood & Timber
- Aggregates & Building Products
- Chemicals & Minerals
- Agricultural & Crop
- Garden & Horticultural
- and more…
EACH CUSTOMER HAS THE MAIN GOAL TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCIES, PRODUCTION RATES, PRODUCT QUALITY AND SAFETY. THIS IS OUR VISION TOO.
BUT CAN I AFFORD TO INVEST IN STATE-OF-THE-ART AUTOMATION?
That is a very good question – Automation can be more affordable than most of our customers initially realise. RMGroup have a variety of solutions to keep within budget. Robotic automation can also be simple, flexible and with our service and support expertise, our teams are available to assist remotely, so during a crisis like the pandemic their production is not compromised. Return on Investment (ROI) can be as low as 2 years in a normal situation, imagine the effect on having to stop or reduce manufacturing – The ROI would be a lot quicker with automation in place.
Manufacturers will be looking at ways to ensure they can react to a crisis such as the Covid-19 pandemic in the near future. By investing in automation now can help eliminate any downtime in the future and ultimately save your business.
During lockdown our service response team were able to assist customers every week to ensure their continuation in production. RMGroup also hold a stock of many parts to ensure we can deliver to our valued customers. Having a fully equipped in-house manufacturing plant enabled us to drive our projects through every stage.
RMGroup would like to thank all of the team here, our customers and suppliers.