Originally Posted by RIVA
or are we saying that things made in america , europe , africa , are better than some wer else
No - Only that things made in Britain are better than those made elsewhere!
In theory, as long as the majority of the profit is retained in the UK and quality control and customer service is high, I see nothing wrong with offshoring production. We're seeing this shift across all industrial and market sectors. In fact the savings made from offshoring production can be fed back in to better customer service.
However, I also think it's important to retain small manufacturing business in this country, especially in coastal communities, which have been hit hard over the last few decades (fishing and high housing costs etc).