The Sheffield region has long had a global reputation for engineering and manufacturing excellence, with Sheffield Steel and the 'Made in Sheffield' names a guarantee of high-quality products.
It remains home to world-leading companies such as: Corus, AESSEAL, Dormer Tools, Gripple, Sheffield Forgemasters, Newburgh Engineering, Kostal, Koyo Bearings, Marshall Aerospace, and Peglers. They continue a proud tradition of working at the cutting edge of manufacturing technologies.
The area also boasts an unrivalled range of R&D expertise. Both Sheffield universities have excellent research credentials in engineering and materials, plus there are independent research organisations including: the AMRC with Boeing, Casting Technology International (Cti), TWI?s Yorkshire Technology Centre, Corus? Swinden Technology Centre, Glass Technology Services and the NAMTEC, the National Metals Technology Centre.
The Sheffield region?s manufacturing and engineering heritage means that there is a ready-made supply chain for AMM companies. From the production and supply of metals and composite materials, to expertise in contract machining, joining, fabricating etc, and component supplies, virtually everything you need is readily available. In many cases your suppliers and customers are within easy reach.
Again the Sheffield region?s history of advanced engineering has led to the development of a skilled and experienced workforce. This workforce is supplemented annually by the engineering graduates of the Sheffield universities and the FE/HE colleges in the area.
The Sheffield region offers a range of high-quality property and development options for AMM companies. These include the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) and the Robin Hood Airport Business Park. There is a wide variety of properties available from small industrial/hybrid units to larger industrial/warehouse units, and development sites available for custom Design & Build opportunities.
The Sheffield region is a great place to live. Whether you?re looking for the attractions of life in the larger towns and cities, the appeal of the Peak District National Park, or you wish to live in some of the attractive villages in the rural parts of the Sheffield region, a range of property options are available. The area also offers one of the best-value environments to live in, meaning your income goes further and offers you a higher standard of living than many other parts of the country.
The Sheffield region is an excellent location, situated in the middle of the UK. It incorporates the areas of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield, and offers excellent access to the remainder of the UK?s mainline rail and motorway networks. There are five international airports within a 90-minute drive of the region, including Doncaster- Sheffield Robin Hood Airport, Manchester International Airport, Nottingham East Midlands Airport, Leeds- Bradford Airport, and Humberside Airport. The east coast deepwater ports on the Humber are only 50 miles away.
We offer a comprehensive range of support services to investors including: expert assistance identifying and accessing all potential sources of grant and, if appropriate, commercial funding; assistance with recruitment and training of staff; relocation support for key staff moving to the area; and other support and facilitation wherever required. This is all provided through a dedicated Investment Manager ? a single point of contact for all your needs relating to the project.
For further information contact the
Advanced Manufacturing: Sheffield Region team.
Advanced Manufacturing: Sheffield Region team
AMP Technology Centre
Advanced Manufacturing Park
Brunel Way, Rotherham, S60 5WG
Joe Anwyl, Senior Business Development Manager
Philippa Hedley, Investment Manager
Added the 05 October 2009 in category Innovation UK Vol5-2