The team behind AMRC Cymru is a powerful partnership between the Welsh Government, local authorities, growth and enterprise agencies and a world-leading R&D centre in advanced manufacturing.
AMRC Cymru is part of the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre and a member of the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult, a consortium of leading manufacturing and process research centres backed by Innovate UK. The state-of-the-art centre, which was fully funded with £20m from the Welsh Government and is managed by the University of Sheffield, focuses on advanced manufacturing sectors including aerospace, automotive, nuclear and food in the key research areas of future propulsion, sustainability and digital manufacturing. It is predicted the new facility could increase GVA to the Welsh economy by as much as £4 billion over the next 20 years.
Our goal is to help the region’s manufacturing community access advanced technologies that will drive improvements in productivity, performance and quality. In the food and drink sector, we are collaborating with Welsh Government and FDF Cymru to help food and drink manufacturers de-risk innovation and accelerate sustainable growth.
Our ability to draw on the proven R&D talent of the University of Sheffield AMRC and the seven-member HVM Catapult, provides immediate strength in depth to support the Welsh Government in its ambition to make North Wales the epicentre of innovation-driven, advanced manufacturing.
The Hydrogen Electric Propulsion Systems (HEPS) testbed at AMRC Cymru is bringing together the AMRC's key research areas to lead the race to decarbonise our industries and build a green economy by accelerating the adoption of hydrogen electric technologies.
As a cutting-edge R&D facility, AMRC Cymru is driven by industry, for industry. It provides an open innovation platform accessible to all manufacturers in the whole of Wales.
Key areas of support:
- Design for X
- Product and process verification
Other areas of expertise include: Additive Manufacturing, Castings, Composite Manufacturing, Design and Prototyping, Integrated Manufacturing, Machining, Manufacturing Intelligence, Metrology, Microscopy, Structural Testing and Training.
AMRC Cymru supports businesses to engage and adopt Industry 4.0 technologies demystifying and de-risking the process through research, collaboration and knowledge.
- A Welsh blueprint to boost productivity and cut emissions
- AMRC Cymru tests revolutionary new safety rein
- AMRC Cymru helping digitise reusable packaging
- Data-driven manufacturing for Wales
- Accelerating digital growth in Welsh industry
- AMRC will allow North Wales to fulfil its economic ambition
- Fuelling a green future with hydrogen electric
- 'Inspiring' ventilator workers nominated for St David Award
- Exciting future for AMRC Cymru as it marks first year
- Food and Drink Federation announced as AMRC Cymru partner
- The AMRC's £2m sustainable food packaging hub
- Sir Keir sees the future of manufacturing at AMRC Cymru
- Leading manufacturers into the new normal
- From game changer to life saver
- Minister sees innovation and enterprise at AMRC Cymru
- 'Enormous opportunity' for Airbus to go green
- AMRC Cymru opens for business in North Wales
For further information please contact:
Jason Murphy Operations Director
Andy Silcox Research Director
T: +44 (0)7845 015877