High tech industries

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What are they?

industries that make high value products

growth industries recent years

provide more than 25%- UK's manufacturing jobs

use most advanced manufacturing methods

employ highly skilled&innovative work force.

great emphasis on research&development of new products

looking forward to improve existing ones.


2 sections:-

Product Development-

emphasis research&development of new products

looking forward improve existing ones.

Product manufacture-

simple assembly plane

puts together components made elsewhere

components usually light and easy to transport.

so industry relatively free choice- where to locate.

Location factors:

near to-

a)motorways or good roads

b)highly qualified&skilled workers

c)research facilities in universities

d) pleasant housing&open space

e)countryside& good facilities

f)airport to international links

Science/Business parks:

Firms that make high tech products

group together-



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