Welcome to BusinessCloud’s FactoryTech 50 ranking for 2022.

Touchlab, an Edinburgh company which has developed an electronic ‘sensing’ skin for robots, tops the annual ranking of UK companies creating original technology for use in manufacturing, heavy industry, batteries and materials.

Following the creation of a 74-strong shortlist, the final ranking was decided by a combination of selections from an independent judging panel (see below) and a public vote among readers of BusinessCloud which attracted hundreds of votes.

You can click on the company names to see what they do. Businesses wishing to purchase an extended profile, including a logo, website links and content promotion, can email commercial director Gary Williams here if they wish to do so.

The ranking is supported by digital transformation experts Sputnik Digital.

  • Grace Gilling, MD, The Manufacturer
  • Victoria White, editor, UK Manufacturing Online
  • Alain Dilworth, programme manager, Made Smarter North West adoption programme
  • Jonathan Symcox, editor, BusinessCloud

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