- nounADJECTIVE▪ large-scale, small-scale▪ industrial▪ heavy▪ labour-intensive/labor-intensive (esp. AmE)▪ computer-aided, computer-integrated, high-tech▪ metal, steel, etc.▪ cloth, cotton, textile, etc.▪ auto (esp. AmE), automotive (AmE), car (esp. BrE), motor (BrE), vehicle, etc.▪ chemical, drug, food, etc.▪ component, computer, etc.MANUFACTURING + NOUN▪ business, company, enterprise, firm (esp. BrE), organization▪ division, facility, operation, plant, site, unit▪
The company set up a manufacturing operation in Lisbon.▪ side▪
He now works on the manufacturing side of the business.▪ base, industry, sector▪
the decline in the country's manufacturing base▪ area, centre/center, town (esp. BrE)▪ capability, capacity▪ output, production, productivity▪ costs▪ worker, workforce▪ employment, jobs▪ methods, process, system, techniques▪ technology▪ expertise
Collocations dictionary. 2013.