In 2020, the MAN Group launched its Post Covid-19 MANifesto to detail the support the sector needs if it is to recover from the pandemic and restore its position as a manufacturing powerhouse in the 21st century.
Signed by MDs from the ten companies, the 10-point plan focuses on the development of a coherent cross-party industrial strategy and a commitment to reshoring that will help build the domestic capability and supply chain so the UK can produce critical components and life-saving equipment.
It also calls on more dedicated manufacturing support, introduction of immediate stimulus packages for critical industries and sustainable investment to help with the transition to the ‘green economy’ and the transport revolution (automated, connected, electrified and shared mobility).
Between its members, the group cover more than 15 sectors and have a real appreciation for the challenges facing industry, but equally importantly the massive opportunities that exist with the right backing.
Development of a coherent cross-party industrial strategy policy that separates job creation from productivity.