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Since its founding in 2001, the AMRC has played a key role in transforming a once industrial wasteland into an attractive location for advanced manufacturing businesses, drawing major inward investors such as Boeing, Rolls-Royce and McLaren to the area, and helping the local economy to emerge from the decline of its traditional industrial strengths of coal and steel.
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AMRC Cymru, based at Broughton, was fully funded with £20m from the Welsh Government and is managed by the University of Sheffield. It 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. The goal of this state-of-the-art centre is to help the region’s manufacturing community access advanced technologies that will drive improvements in productivity, performance and quality.
AMRC North West, based in Preston, is a gateway development, built using a £20m grant from the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growth Deal, on the Samlesbury Aerospace Enterprise Zone. It is playing a key role in driving recovery, growth, productivity and innovation, supporting Lancashire firms to compete nationally and internationally. The high-performing technical research and development (R&D) team enhances the manufacturing base of Lancashire, working with both manufacturing companies and their supply chains.