As mentioned previously, our Executive supported an ongoing research activity run by us to gather more specific data characterising our heavy engineering industry.

This research activity included a proposal for the performance of a benchmarking study of the structural steel fabrication industry as a pilot for other sub-sectors. HERA wishes to confirm that thanks to a good industry response the study is taking place. Those who registered for the free HERA levy funded activity will be contacted in June with further instructions.

If you missed registering and are a steel fabricator who wants to know its competitive position, you can still register your interest.

Update shared by our Director Dr Wolfgang Scholz