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 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 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.

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AMRC Cymru current projects

Ffatri 4.0 is a collaboration between AMRC Cymru and the Welsh Government. 

Using VR digital models and real data, Ffatri 4.0 can highlight key areas for improvement for manufacturers and lead to stronger strategic transformation plans for business growth, helping identify key focus areas within supply chains, with minimal additional equipment and costs.

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ADAPTS is a business intervention program that will provide Flintshire manufacturers with unparalleled access in the North Wales region to advanced manufacturing technology engineers and demonstrators, knowledge transfer, training and upskilling in digital and decarbonisation strategies. 

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