Chief Executive: Prof Aamir Khalid CEng, PhD, MBA
Turnover: £75 million
Number of staff: 900

TWI is one of the world’s foremost independent research and technology organisations, with expertise in manufacturing, engineering and materials joining processes and their application in industry. TWI specialises in innovation, knowledge transfer and solving problems across all aspects of manufacturing, fabrication and integrity management.

Established in Cambridge, UK in 1946, the organisation has gained a first-class reputation for service through its teams of respected consultants, scientists, engineers and support staff working with over 1800 Industrial Member companies in 70 countries.

TWI currently operates from 54,000m2 of manufacturing, testing and training space, with five UK and 13 overseas facilities serving its Members and customers. A successful international Training and Examinations programme sees over 20,000 students trained each year in welding and inspection technologies.

In 2015, TWI opened three new laboratories at its Cambridge headquarters, including a dedicated postgraduate centre for industry-led engineering research. This is part of an Innovation Centre hub where a growing number of Innovation Centres are sharing research and technology capabilities, undertake joint research programmes and develop the next generation of technologies and engineers in the relevant research disciplines.

TWI is certified to ISO 9001, 14001, 17025, 18001, TickITplus and the UK government Cyber Essentials Plus scheme.

TWI in the news

September 27, 2018
ITN film highlights TWI’s role in uniting industry and academia

May 24, 2018
Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials and TWI launch Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Technologies


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