BusinessCloud can reveal its FactoryTech 50 innovation ranking for 2024.

Readers of the online technology publication and an expert judging panel have together decided the 50 companies blazing a technology trail in manufacturing.

The FactoryTech 50 – supported by digital transformation experts Sputnik Digital – celebrates businesses of all sizes creating original technology for use in manufacturing, heavy industry, batteries and materials.

Manchester’s Partful, which helps manufacturers to transform the after sales customer experience through interactive digital twin technology, tops the ranking.

An immersive parts catalogue and repair solution, it provides a user-friendly platform that streamlines the end-to-end repair process.

In second and third are FourJaw and Flexciton, followed by Nottingham-based Intoware, which has developed digital instructions and onboarding for industrial workforces. It is aiming to become the first-choice partner for the connected workforce through its WorkfloPlus platform.

Paragraf completes the top five.

Also featuring is, the Newcastle startup behind an app and software-as-a-service platform that allows manufacturers to remove problem paperwork from their factory areas.

The ranking in full:

FactoryTech 50 – UK’s most innovative manufacturing technology creators for 2024

BusinessCloud called on its readers to vote for companies from the 89-strong shortlist. A combination of these votes and choices from an expert judging panel determined the top 50. 

The judging panel was comprised of:  

• Stuart Biddle, head of sales, The Manufacturer/Hennik Research

• Kevin Smith, lead technology advisor, Made Smarter UK

Hilary Douglas, head of corporate affairs, Make UK

• Jonathan Symcox, editor, BusinessCloud

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