Manufacturing sector hits 5-month high in April

The British manufacturing sector reached a 5-month high in April, growing well beyond existing forecasts on account of a strong rise in output and new orders.

Manufacturing sector hits 5-month high in April image 1

The Markit/CIPS manufacturing purchasing managers index sky-rocketed to a five-month high of 57.3 in April, from 55.8 in March, despite existing forecasts estimated a 55.4 index, a news report on the matter could reveal.

Manufacturers appear to be benefiting from a rise in domestic demand and modest recovery in the eurozone, while manufacturing export orders rose at the fastest rate since January, according to the PMI.

Furthermore, manufacturers taking part in the survey also revealed that they’ve increased the rate at which they hired new workers for a 12th consecutive month, to increase capacity at factories and meet higher demand. Firms are adding jobs at the rate of 10,000 a month, the research suggests.

Manufacturing companies facing improved domestic and overseas demand should also consider implementing solid and reliable Time and Attendance systems, which will provide them with the necessary tools for optimizing their workforce management processes and are vital for assuring a sustainable, long-term growth.

This is specifically the area where Tensor plc can leverage its extensive experience in the field to your benefit, our range of workforce management products and solutions being able to meet any customer’s needs and requirements, regardless of their size.

If you’d like to find out more about the Tensor workforce management solutions, just contact our team or Book a Demo, we’ll be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.

Cant find what you're looking for?

Enter a search term below (e.g. "Time and Attendance") and we'll find all of our relevant content for you.

Tensor plc accreditations

Keep up to date with our latest news & developments.

Be the first to get product and software updates and other important information.