One corner of manufacturing industry

So much has been written about the British economy’s move away from manufacturing, over the decades, that it’s easy to overlook the extent to which the UK has become remarkably successful as a hub for car manufacture.  There’s an interesting piece from the Guardian which discusses how this has arisen, and which rather brings out the international flavour of the whole sector: note that Bentley, while a traditionally British name and a manufacturer of very exclusive vehicles, is German owned and ascribes some of its recent success to adopting Japanese approaches to production.

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