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An economic survey commissioned by the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DIHK), highlights how German manufacturers view the shortage of skilled labour as their main business risk, since it means having to turn down new orders, postpone investment in new technologies and cope with the related wage hikes.By 2030, the economic research and consulting firm Prognos is forecasting a skilled labor shortage of approx. three million people.

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Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director of obsolete industrial equipment supplier, EU Automation, shares his vision for a downtime free age.

Is an oil free air compressor right air for your application? The British Compressed Air Society reports.

Kieran Doyle, managing director at Oilgear, explores the innate features and processes that can ensure hydraulic pump performance is not simply defined by basic certification, but offers further benefits to the application that reduce the risks of downtime.

With the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) now European law, Kevin Houlden, Industrial and Commercial Specialist at Calor, advises on the steps that operators can take to upgrade their existing boiler plant.

Neil Adcock, consulting partner at Bis Henderson Consulting looks at the seven critical steps to successful warehouse automation.

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Editor's Comment 

The announcement of a Brexit transitional period ending in December 2020 will be a welcome relief for manufacturing businesses exporting and importing from the EU.

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