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It’s time to lead the smart vending revolution

By Martin Gaffney

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Why community should be at the heart of every socially responsible business

By Joni Rautavuori

The Beating Heart of the Communities

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Finding and engaging the next generation of innovators

By Martin McCourt

Martin McCourt is a Non-Executive Director of Tharsus

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How to thrive in the new business landscape

By Joni Rautavuori

Joni Rautavuori is CEO of Tharsus

Insights   |   Digital simulation

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Step aside F1. Make way for Formula Data.

By Alex Latimer

Imagine this. An F1 driver roaring around a circuit at 200 mph, pulling more G forces than a fighter pilot. He notices his car loses power momentarily at the same point on the circuit during each of the laps he’s completed so far. Luckily for our driver, high speed data telemetry is pouring out of the car, detailing thousands of metrics on anything...

A Formula One car on a track

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Successful scale manufacturing relies on values as much as processes.

By Gordon Ramsey

Here at Tharsus we have clearly defined and deeply understood values which we live and breathe.  Inherent in everything we do, they have enormous impact on our delivery to customers.

Making Your Manufacturing Processes Fit for Scale - Gordon Ramsey

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Delivering innovation and opportunity for the UK – Martin McCourt

By Martin McCourt

Martin McCourt, former Dyson CEO and now Non-Executive Director here at Tharsus, shares his thinking on the UK’s opportunity to solve big global problems through innovative “tech that matters” and the importance of finding and engaging the next generation of innovators to create it.

Innovation in the UK - Martin McCourt

Insights   |   Round table

The Road to Net Zero

In a roundtable discussion held in the lead up to COP26, leaders from the manufacturing industry came together to discuss the key trends that will drive innovation to net zero.

Insights   |   Round table

How do we unlock innovation?

Designing the key to unlock innovation was the challenge posed to a group of senior manufacturing and technology leaders at the first in a series of Tharsus Engineer Progress roundtable discussions.

Insights   |   Round table

Introducing The Engineer Progress series

We are living through extraordinary times as the world shifts in response to a global pandemic, emerging technology, and fresh economic challenges. We’re bringing together senior leaders to share insights, respond to challenges, and explore the opportunities for closer collaboration that will engineer progress for society and the planet.

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Drive innovation through purpose.

By Brian Palmer

Innovation is not just having ideas. It is about finding solutions to real challenges. As we look around us, we don’t have to look too far to see the challenges we face. The world is changing at the fastest pace it ever has in history – and, almost certainly, at the slowest pace it ever will again. While the UK...

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Commercialise on new product introduction

By John Lucas

Since the beginning of time, people have had ideas. And some of them have overcome vast new product introduction challenges to bring their ideas to fruition.  Is this always a good thing?

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We’re using Digital Technology to be better

By Paul Featonby

You don’t have to spend much time browsing the media these days to realise just about everything from the future of industry to the health of the human race- not to mention the health of the planet- is facing alarmingly steep challenges.

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How Tharsus makes things better.

By Andrew Elwick

Let us take care of manufacturing your product, while you concentrate on doing what you're good at.

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Improving innovation in UK manufacturing

By Dave Swan

At Tharsus, we have established an industry leading reputation by creating strategic machines that drive business results and make our partners more competitive. Although the machines we produce often involve expertise in the fields of UK robotics and automation, we call them strategic machines – and not robots.

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Automation by Tharsus. The future of autonomous vehicles

By Andrew Elwick

Here at Tharsus, we have long experience of manufacturing first of kind disruptive products. We know that speed to market is crucial. We know that first of kind products need a unique manufacturing approach. More importantly we know how to deliver this. 

Engineers and robotic machines at Tharsus

Insights   |   Design

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Commercialise on tech disrupting innovations

By Dave Swan

At Tharsus, we have just begun a new and exciting journey. Commercialising innovation has always been a strength of the business. And now Tharsus is using its expertise to support a new generation of innovators through our tech disruptor workshops.

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We can lead the world. If we want to

By John Lucas

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Transforming companies through digital innovation

By Paul Featonby

As digital technology director at Tharsus, I am privileged to lead Tharsus’ digital transformation from a mechanical engineering business to an intelligent technology and automation provider that is transforming our customers’ businesses.

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For data’s sake – start with the problem!

By Paul Featonby

Using the right big data analytics tools can increase Tharsus’ efficiency and productivity. This value is passed on to our customers. And we’re not the only ones.  

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Big data is big enough

By Paul Featonby

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Supply chain disruption. The giant slayer

By Alex Latimer

Supply chain disruption has, as we’re all too aware, shot to prominence in the media recently.  It's timely, then, to share with you Tharsus' experts' insight into the ways supply chain problems can crop up and the exponential effect they can have on a business, before going on to talk about how we at Tharsus have developed ways of avoiding...

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Bump: Get Business Working Again

By Brian Palmer

We know that social distancing is one the most important ways to slow down the spread of COVID-19, but it’s really hard to do well, especially at work where it’s absolutely vital. Today we’re announcing that some of the world’s biggest distributors, manufacturers and logistics companies are trialling ‘Bump’ – a new, cutting-edge technology system from Tharsus specifically designed to...

Meet the Grads – Episode 1

By Kerry Patterson

Meet three of our Graduate Engineers at Tharsus.

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Northumberland is coming.

By Alex Latimer

Imagine 17 businesses with a collective turnover of over £1.4 billion, employing nearly 7000 people. And growing all the time. It’s always good to end the year with some success.

Insights   |   Interview

Women! Engineering needs YOU!

By Christine Reid

Today, there are over 730,000 women in engineering in the UK. Sounds a lot, but it's actually only 12% of the UK engineering profession. This is puzzling when you learn a few facts.

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