Manchester makes things. We always have. The world’s first industrial city with the first factories and the first industrial estate. Manchester is a city of engineers that attracts the curious, the ambitious and the innovative. This is where Rolls met Royce; it’s where Ford built his first cars in Europe and where Williams and Kilburn built the world’s first computer. And it’s where the biggest brands of today and the brightest minds of tomorrow are making materials we can’t even see for applications we can barely imagine.
The scale of opportunity for advanced manufacturing in Manchester is limitless. Thousands of companies choose to base their research, design, development and manufacturing here. Global players like Kellogg’s, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Hitachi, Thales and Siemens have built everything from the world’s biggest cornflake factory to a new global centre of excellence for renewable energy. Supply-chains are vital to manufacturers and our extensive road, rail, sea and air connections put you closer to customers, suppliers and new opportunities. Global export markets are in easy reach too thanks to Manchester Airport with a hundred airlines flying to 220 destinations and a World Freight Terminal that handles daily cargo shipments to and from every corner of the world.
Manchester brings together the engineering skills that will energise your business. Our schools, colleges and universities produce world-class talent every year, including 4,000 science and engineering graduates. We’re very good at turning clever lab-based research into practical applications. Just like our latest Nobel Prize winners who discovered the world’s thinnest and most conductive material, graphene, which is 200 times stronger than steel. To exploit the unimaginable opportunities of this ‘miracle material’ a £50m Graphene Global Research and Technology Hub is being created in Manchester.
You don’t need a Nobel Prize to choose Manchester, but if you’re looking for somewhere that’s passionate about engineering, that can unlock a world of opportunities and where the future is being made today – Manchester is the place for you.
To find out more about the advanced engineering in Manchester City Region, please contact:
Sylvie Morton, Business Development Manager Sylvie.Morton@midas.org.uk