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  1. Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Manchester was the world’s first industrial city, with the first factories and industrial estates; it’s where Ford built their first cars in Europe. Today, the city is at the heart of the UK’s largest manufacturing and advanced engineering cluster - the Northern Powerhouse and is the gateway to the North West, the rest of the U.K. and Europe.

    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. 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.

    MIDAS, Manchester's economic development agency provides free, bespoke and confidential support to life science and healthcare companies looking to relocate to or expand in the city region. 

    To find out more about how MIDAS can help de-risk your business investment in Manchester, get in touch with the team today.

  2. Distribution centre
    If you’re looking to set up or expand your logistics operation in Manchester, get in touch with the MIDAS team today.
  3. Home to Leading Brands

    The region’s supply chain, talent and access to market are why businesses such as 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.

  4. We have found the city to have a welcoming and supportive approach to overseas investors, a strong and collaborative academic research base with a focus on energy and digital topics that matches our business and a logical and progressive approach to planning a low carbon future for the City which we thoroughly endorse.

    Juergen Maier, Chief Executive, Siemens UK

  5. Why Manchester?

    Companies located here have access to some of the best global talent with access to five universities which collectively have 25 Nobel Prize winners, over 100,000 students, 14,000 students studying STEM subjects and specialist strengths in advanced manufacturing, advanced materials, 3D printing, data analytics and electronics.

    Manchester also has a highly skilled manufacturing workforce of nearly 115,000 people working in areas as diverse as aerospace, defense, electronics systems, software engineering and transport.

    Home to the UK’s largest regional airport, serving over 200 destinations worldwide, and a comprehensive motorway infrastructure, Manchester is the ideal place to access all national and international markets.  

    Digitised Manufacturing

    Manchester has strengths in the sectors creating the most demand for Industry 4.0 technologies such as the aerospace and defense, chemicals and food and drink sectors. This combined with the city-region’s digital and automation expertise, immersive technologies and cyber security provides companies with the opportunity to really test and demonstrate their innovations at scale.

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    Manchester’s world leading research facilities, advanced material and digital capabilities as well as its deep talent pool make it the perfect place for advanced manufacturing companies to grow.

    To find out more about how MIDAS can help your business investment in Manchester, get in touch with the MIDAS team today. You can also keep up-to-date with us via Twitter and LinkedIn.

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