Spinks, pocket spring manufacturer and the components supplier to the mattress and furniture industries, has been recognised for its innovative manufacturing efforts after being awarded significant funding by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
One of just 12 UK companies awarded a UKRI grant under its Made Smarter innovation challenge, Spinks, which is part of Yorkshire-based luxury bedmakers Harrison Spinks, will look to develop an application of digital technologies within wire drawing, spring manufacturing and bed making.
The grant – which totals £670,000 – will be put towards developing a smart network of digital decision tools to simulate and predict resource and energy use, with sensors and meters to assess production and improve its effectiveness.
Darren Marcangelo, Managing Director of Spinks, said: “We are delighted to be one of only 12 UK companies recognised for our digital innovation efforts and continued focus on driving forward the sustainability of our manufacturing processes.
“It is vital for the manufacturing sector to continuously evolve and adopt the very latest in digital technology solutions and we’re proud to be a part of pioneering these efforts.”