AMRC North West keeps UK manufacturing ‘ahead of the pack’

AMRC North West will help businesses unlock productivity and sustainability gains and keep the UK’s advanced manufacturing sector ‘ahead of the pack’, the Industry Minister said as he opened the new cutting-edge £20m applied research and development facility in Lancashire.

Lee Rowley, Minister for Industry at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), says AMRC North West, which is part of the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), is a key innovation asset for the region and beyond.

“This world-leading hub of research and development is precisely what will keep the UK’s advanced manufacturing sector ahead of the pack,” said Lee Rowley. “Not only will it help businesses unlock key productivity and sustainability gains, it will also drive our ambition to level up across the North West by supporting economic growth and jobs.”

The applied research centre, which sits at the heart of the Samlesbury Enterprise Zone in Preston, has been built using a £20m grant from the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growth Deal and extends the University of Sheffield AMRC’s footprint across the north…Read more