Manchester has always been a pioneer of innovation. It was the world’s first industrial city with the first factories and industrial estates and it’s where Ford built their first cars in Europe. Today, Manchester is at the heart of the UK’s largest manufacturing and advanced engineering cluster; the Northern Powerhouse.
Whether you are looking for a laboratory for testing or large-scale manufacturing, Manchester has the infrastructure in place to support innovation, business growth and commercialisation.
Manchester offers the complete package when it comes to manufacturing and advanced engineering. From research and development, architectural services and civil construction, to assembly, distribution and technical consultancy; our companies are well-established across the whole business life cycle. The region’s supply chain, talent and access to market are why businesses like Jaguar Land Rover, ARM, AECOM, BAE Systems, Balfour Beatty, Cargill, Heinz, Hitachi, Jacobs Engineering, Kellogg’s, NXP, Siemens, Unilever and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff have a presence here.
国际利来城home to the UK’s largest regional airport, serving over 200 destinations worldwide, and a comprehensive motorway infrastructure, Manchester gives businesses the ability to access all national and international markets.
Access to the right talent
With nearly 115,000 people working in areas of manufacturing as diverse as aerospace, defense, electronics systems, software engineering and transport, companies located here have access to some of the best global talent.
This is further complemented by a pipeline of over 14,000 students studying engineering and other STEM subjects, enabling your business to access 65% of the new talent available across the North West of England.
The region’s five universities have world-class strengths in 3D printing, advanced materials (such as graphene), data analytics, electronics, surfaces and coatings, along with corrosion and demanding environments.
The universities have a track record of working with industry to deliver innovation in major industrial clusters, including aerospace, automotive, technical textiles and the nuclear industries. This provides opportunity for manufacturers to take advantage of new and emerging technologies enabling them to innovate and create ‘smart factories’.
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Global brands, SMEs and start-ups alike are thriving in Manchester thanks to the city’s outstanding connectivity, its international reputation for innovation and the wealth of expert talent available here. MIDAS – the city’s dedicated inward investment agency – has helped hundreds of businesses relocate to or expand into the city.
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Find out how Manchester can help you innovate. Talk to our sector specialist:
Head of Business Development – Manufacturing and Advanced Materials
T: +44 (0)161 237 4470
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