Tuesday, 14 February 2012

INNOVATION IN FACTORIES

"Innovation doesn't just happen in laboratories by researchers. It happens on the factory floor. The process of making stuff helps you experiment and produce new products. If everything is made in China, people there will gain the skills, knowledge and experience to innovate. And we will be left behind."

Andrew Liveris, CEO of Dow Chemical Co., and author of Make it in America, in Time Magazine, February 6, 2012, p25.

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Footnote: Obviously Mr Liveris' quote was not intended to be applied to Britain. However, I do think it is pertinent.

Photo from the Brompton factory visit, taken in March 2011

1 comment:

ascu75 aka Don said...

The comment is very relevant to us here in Britain. We are loosing skills and a work ethic here in the UK. When will we wake up to the FACT we need industry.