The manufacturing industry refers to the agglomeration of subsectors involved in the transformation of raw materials and components into consumer or industrial goods through physical, mechanical or chemical processes. The industry remains a large driver of growth for an economy as it employs a significant share of the labour force and produces materials required by the other sectors.
Businesses span a wide range of categories including:
- Metal fabrication
As in other industries, many manufacturing firms have learnt to harness the potential of ICT integration. Supply chain tracking and more efficient automation through improved machine-to-machine communication and the emergence of disruptive technologies such as 3D printing exemplify how ICT continues to create growth potential.