Share of United Kingdom (UK) companies investing in automation in 2015, by industry

This statistic shows the percentage of manufacturing companies in the United Kingdom (UK) who have invested in automation, by industrial sector. This survey found that companies in heavy industry and in manufacturing medical devices were most likely to invest automation, with 79 percent of respondents in these fields reporting that they had already invested in the technology.

Percentage of companies in the United Kingdom (UK) investing in automation in 2015, by industrial sector

Share of companies having invested
Medical devices79%
Heavy industry79%
Building products75%
Pharmaceuticals64%
Food and drink63%
Aerospace and defense63%
Automobile and transport61%
Machinery manufacturing60%
Furniture60%
Electrical and electronics58%
Chemicals56%
Fabricated metal products54%
Textiles and clothing50%
Wood and paper50%
Printing and packaging33%
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Sources

Release date

November 2015

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

22 September to 7 October 2015

Number of respondents

639 respondents

Special properties

Middle managers in the manufacturing industries

Supplementary notes

Figures for these companies should be taken with caution due to a small sample group for some of the sectors given.

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