A factory is only as good as its staff and its equipment. Without the right team in place, and the right manufacturing equipment, it’s impossible to run a factory well. With regards to the equipment, it will depend on the type of machinery you have, but keeping it in tiptop condition is a must. And as we all know, when one problem occurs, it’s often the case that more follow, so you need to make sure your giving your equipment the love and attention it needs with regular maintenance. It’s so essential that downtime is reduced to a minimum when something goes wrong with machinery, and it can also be useful to have additional backup machines in place, and we know this is a big investment, but there may be times when your main machinery is down, so having a quick replacement can save you thousands if not millions of pounds!