Manufacturing Industry Trends for 2020

Asmech Systems has been part of the mechanical engineering industry for nearly 25 years, over the past two and half decades we’ve seen many trends come and go. After gaining a large amount of experience over that time, we thought we would put together a list of our top manufacturing trends to look out for in the year of 2020.

Machine Learning and AI

Manufacturing is an industry that’s constantly affected by developing technologies. Machine learning is set to become even more popular within the manufacturing industry, to help improve efficiency and increase profit margins. Machine learning and AI can help your company gain a competitive edge in what can seem like a saturated industry. Technologies like these aren’t just limited to one area of your business; they can be used in a plethora of ways. Whether it’s on your factory floor or in your supply chain, there are many ways machine learning and AI can improve your business.

Increased Customer Engagement

Engagement with customers is becoming more and more important. Customers like to be a part of the manufacturing process, therefore building strong customer relationships is important. Innovation and new technologies can help improve customers input. Personalisation for customers is becoming a popular feature in manufacturing processes. In the year 2020, the use of data will help improve customisation by providing you with important details about customers and their preferences.

Predictive Maintenance

The loss that can occur when a machine fails can affect your time and money. It can also have a knock-on effect on overall production and can be a daunting task to try and fix under time pressure. Predictive maintenance is a technology formed to monitor the accurate condition of every machine. This means potential issues can be foreseen and avoided by replacing the deteriorating part early. Having spare parts on hand can also help predictive maintenance become even more efficient. At Asmech, we offer spare parts for all our conveyor solutions to ensure you never miss out on production time.

Energy Efficiency

Energy-saving is a pressing issue and will be increasingly important in 2020. The manufacturing industry are set to develop optimised systems that are more energy-efficient. This will be a turning point for the sustainability of the manufacturing and engineering industries and preservation of the environment. There are many ways to optimise your energy efficiency, conveyors are a helpful solution to ensure your processes are smooth and reliable.

These are some of the top manufacturing trends we predict to see in the year of 2020. Overall, the increased use of technology and the need for energy efficiency are important movements to look out for within the industry. If you need any advice in the New Year on bespoke solution for your manufacturing needs call Asmech on 01623 424 442 for an initial discussion on your requirements, email us at or fill out the online form on our website for a call back.