Derbyshire stands out as the first place where a modern factory was designed, opened, and met with exceeding levels of profitability over a series of decades. Often called the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Derbyshire hasn’t been sitting still as manufacturing has changed and evolved over the past 200 years or so. Instead, the community has actively embraced developments ranging from robotics to composite textile manufacturing.
Composites Bring Derbyshire Into 21st Century Productivity
Perhaps the single biggest source of growth in this British city with a fondness for manufacturing is the composites industry. For the past several years, Derbyshire has been pursuing all kinds of composite textile manufacturing businesses that connect with the city’s roots in the traditional textile manufacturing world. The result is a plethora of new companies that have expanded rapidly in size, hiring new workers and recording record-setting profits with each successive year.
Thanks to rising demand for composite textiles in vehicles, clothing lines and more, as well as the UK’s focus on bringing manufacturing back into the mainstream, Derbyshire’s heritage will likely live on for quite a few generations to come. It’s a heartening development in a part of the world where buzzwords like “service economy” have long outshined the proud tradition of making and selling real goods to consumers.