32 - Other manufacturing

This Chapter has been extracted from the ONS Explanatory Notes and provides a more detailed explanation of possible activities that could fall within the SIC Codes related to the Chapter.

This division includes the manufacture of a variety of goods not covered in other parts of the
classification. Since this is a residual division, production processes, input materials and use of the
produced goods can vary widely and usual criteria for grouping classes into divisions have not been
applied here.

32.1 Manufacture of jewellery, bijouterie and related articles

This group includes the manufacture of jewellery and imitation jewellery articles.

32.11 Striking of coins

This class includes:
- manufacture of coins, including coins for use as legal tender, whether or not of precious metal

32.12 Manufacture of jewellery and related articles

This class includes:
- production of worked pearls
- production of precious and semi-precious stones in the worked state, including the working of industrial
quality stones and synthetic or reconstructed precious or semi-precious stones
- working of diamonds
- manufacture of jewellery of precious metal or of base metals clad with precious metals, or precious or semi-precious stones, or of combinations of precious metal and precious or semi-precious stones or of other materials
- manufacture of goldsmiths' articles of precious metals or of base metals clad with precious metals:
• dinnerware, flatware, hollowware, toilet articles, office or desk articles, articles for religious use etc.
- manufacture of technical or laboratory articles of precious metal (except instruments and parts thereof): crucibles, spatulas, electroplating anodes etc.
- manufacture of precious metal watch bands, wristbands, watch straps and cigarette cases

This class also includes:
- engraving of personal precious and non-precious metal products

This class excludes:
- manufacture of non-metal watch bands (fabric, leather, plastic etc.), see 15.12
- manufacture of articles of base metal plated with precious metal (except imitation jewellery), see division 25
- manufacture of watch cases, see 26.52
- manufacture of (non-precious) metal watch bands, see 32.13
- manufacture of imitation jewellery, see 32.13
- repair of jewellery, see 95.25

32.13 Manufacture of imitation jewellery and related articles

This class includes:
- manufacture of costume or imitation jewellery:
• rings, bracelets, necklaces, and similar articles of jewellery made from base metals plated with precious metals
• jewellery containing imitation stones such as imitation gems stones, imitation diamonds, and similar
- manufacture of metal watch bands (except precious metal)

This class excludes:
- manufacture of jewellery made from precious metals or clad with precious metals, see 32.12
- manufacture of jewellery containing genuine gem stones, see 32.12
- manufacture of precious metal watch bands, see 32.12

32.2 Manufacture of musical instruments

32.20 Manufacture of musical instruments

This class includes:
- manufacture of stringed instruments
- manufacture of keyboard stringed instruments, including automatic pianos
- manufacture of keyboard pipe organs, including harmoniums and similar keyboard instruments with free metal reeds
- manufacture of accordions and similar instruments, including mouth organs
- manufacture of wind instruments
- manufacture of percussion musical instruments
- manufacture of musical instruments, the sound of which is produced electronically
- manufacture of musical boxes, fairground organs, calliopes etc.
- manufacture of instrument parts and accessories:
• metronomes, tuning forks, pitch pipes, cards, discs and rolls for automatic mechanical instruments etc.

This class also includes:
- manufacture of whistles, call horns and other mouth-blown sound signalling instruments

This class excludes:
- reproduction of pre-recorded sound and video tapes and discs, see 18.2
- manufacture of microphones, amplifiers, loudspeakers, headphones and similar components, see 26.40
- manufacture of record players, tape recorders and the like, see 26.40
- manufacture of toy musical instruments, see 32.40
- restoring of organs and other historic musical instruments, see 33.19
- publishing of pre-recorded sound and video tapes and discs, see 59.20
- piano tuning, see 95.29

32.3 Manufacture of sports goods

32.30 Manufacture of sports goods

This class includes the manufacture of sporting and athletic goods (except apparel and footwear).

This class includes:
- manufacture of articles and equipment for sports, outdoor and indoor games, of any material:
• hard, soft and inflatable balls
• rackets, bats and clubs
• skis, bindings and poles
• ski-boots
• sailboards and surfboards
• requisites for sport fishing, including landing nets
• requisites for hunting, mountain climbing etc.
• leather sports gloves and sports headgear
• basins for swimming and padding pools etc.
• ice skates, roller skates etc.
• bows and crossbows
• gymnasium, fitness centre or athletic equipment

This class excludes:
- manufacture of boat sails, see 13.92
- manufacture of sports apparel, see 14.13
- manufacture of saddlery and harness, see 15.12
- manufacture of whips and riding crops, see 15.12
- manufacture of sports footwear, see 15.20
- manufacture of sporting weapons and ammunition, see 25.40
- manufacture of metal weights as used for weightlifting, see 25.99
- manufacture of sports vehicles other than toboggans and the like, see divisions 29 and 30
- manufacture of boats, see 30.12
- manufacture of billiard tables, see 32.40
- manufacture of ear and noise plugs (e.g. for swimming and noise protection), see 32.99
- repair of sporting goods, see 95.29

32.4 Manufacture of games and toys

32.40 Manufacture of games and toys

32.40/1  Manufacture of professional and arcade games and toys

This subclass includes:
- manufacture of coin-operated games, billiards, special tables for casino games, etc.
- manufacture of articles for funfair games

This subclass excludes:
- manufacture of automatic bowling alley equipment (e.g. pin setters), see 28.99

32.40/9  Manufacture of games and toys (other than professional and arcade games and toys) n.e.c.

This subclass includes the manufacture of dolls, toys and games (including electronic games), scale models and children's vehicles (except metal bicycles and tricycles).

This class includes:
- manufacture of dolls and doll garments, parts and accessories
- manufacture of action figures
- manufacture of toy animals
- manufacture of toy musical instruments
- manufacture of playing cards
- manufacture of board games and similar games
- manufacture of electronic games: chess etc.
- manufacture of reduced-size ("scale") models and similar recreational models, electrical trains, construction sets etc.
- manufacture of articles for table or parlour games
- manufacture of wheeled toys designed to be ridden, including plastic bicycles and tricycles
- manufacture of puzzles and similar articles

This subclass excludes:
- manufacture of video game consoles, see 26.40
- manufacture of bicycles, see 30.92
- manufacture of articles for jokes and novelties, see 32.99
- writing and publishing of software for video game consoles, see 58.21, 62.01

32.5 Manufacture of medical and dental instruments and supplies

32.50 Manufacture of medical and dental instruments and supplies

This class includes the manufacture of laboratory apparatus, surgical and medical instruments, surgical appliances and supplies, dental equipment and supplies, orthodontic goods, dentures, and orthodontic appliances. Included is the manufacture of medical, dental and similar furniture, where the additional specific functions determine the purpose of the product, such as dentist's chairs with built-in hydraulic functions

This class includes:
- manufacture of surgical drapes and sterile string and tissue
- manufacture of dental fillings and cements (except denture adhesives), dental wax and other
dental plaster preparations
- manufacture of bone reconstruction cements
- manufacture of dental laboratory furnaces
- manufacture of laboratory ultrasonic cleaning machinery
- manufacture of laboratory sterilisers
- manufacture of laboratory type distilling apparatus, laboratory centrifuges
- manufacture of medical, surgical, dental or veterinary furniture, such as:
• operating tables
• examination tables
• hospital beds with mechanical fittings
• dentists' chairs
- manufacture of bone plates and screws, syringes, needles, catheters, cannulae, etc.
- manufacture of dental instruments (including dentists' chairs incorporating dental equipment)
- manufacture of artificial teeth, bridges, etc., made in dental labs
- manufacture of orthopedic and prosthetic devices
- manufacture of glass eyes
- manufacture of medical thermometers
- manufacture of ophthalmic goods, eyeglasses, sunglasses, lenses ground to prescription, contact
lenses, safety goggles

This class excludes:
- manufacture of denture adhesives, see 20.42
- manufacture of medical impregnated wadding, dressings etc., see 21.20
- manufacture of electromedical and electrotherapeutic equipment, see 26.60
- manufacture of wheelchairs, see 30.92
- activities of opticians, see 47.78

32.9 Other manufacturing

32.91 Manufacture of brooms and brushes

This class includes:
- manufacture of brooms and brushes, including brushes constituting parts of machines, hand-operated
mechanical floor sweepers, mops and feather dusters, paint brushes, paint pads and rollers, squeegees and other brushes, brooms, mops etc.
- manufacture of shoe and clothes brushes

This class excludes:
- rubber brushes, see 22.19

32.99 Other manufacturing n.e.c.

This class includes:
- manufacture of protective safety equipment
• manufacture of fire-resistant and protective safety clothing
• manufacture of linemen's safety belts and other belts for occupational use
• manufacture of cork life preservers
• manufacture of plastics hard hats and other personal safety equipment of plastics
• manufacture of fire-fighting protection suits
• manufacture of metal safety headgear and other metal personal safety devices
• manufacture of ear and noise plugs (e.g. for swimming and noise protection)
• manufacture of gas masks
- manufacture of pens and pencils of all kinds whether or not mechanical
- manufacture of pencil leads
- manufacture of date, sealing or numbering stamps, hand-operated devices for printing, or embossing
labels, hand printing sets, prepared typewriter ribbons and inked pads
- manufacture of globes
- manufacture of umbrellas, sun-umbrellas, walking sticks, seat-sticks
- manufacture of buttons, press-fasteners, snap-fasteners, press-studs, slide fasteners
- manufacture of cigarette lighters
- manufacture of articles of personal use: smoking pipes, combs, hair slides, scent sprays, vacuum flasks and other vacuum vessels for personal or household use, wigs, false beards, eyebrows
- manufacture of miscellaneous articles: candles, tapers and the like; artificial flowers, fruit and foliage; jokes and novelties; hand sieves and hand riddles; tailors' dummies; burial coffins etc.
- manufacture of floral baskets, bouquets, wreaths and similar articles
- taxidermy activities

This class excludes:
- manufacture of lighter wicks, see 13.96
- manufacture of workwear and service apparel (e.g. laboratory coats, work overalls, uniforms), see 14.12
- manufacture of paper novelties, see 17.29


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