Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing

Sheffield is at the heart of UK manufacturing and is home to many of the world’s most innovative engineering companies. With both universities strong in engineering and materials, an Advanced Manufacturing Park, an Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre and an unrivalled heritage in the steel industry, it is little wonder that Sheffield remains at the forefront of advanced manufacturing.

The city employs over 94,000 people across a diverse range of manufacturing capabilities in sectors including Aerospace, Automotive, Power, Oil & Gas, Rail and Medical technologies. This unique and competitive supply chain is what has drawn companies such as Boeing, Rolls Royce, BAE Systems and Siemens into the area.

The ability to gain a technical advantage and remain at the forefront of their industries is also a major asset for companies in Sheffield. The city is home to world leading research centres such as:

  • The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing 
  • The AMRC Composite Centre
  • The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
  • The Welding Institute
  • Castings Technology International
  • The National Metals Technology Centre

Sheffield’s two universities and the University Technical College continue to build on the city’s engineering and manufacturing heritage by producing talented graduates and apprentices.

Companies based here also have the competitive advantage of being able to get their products to market quickly and easily due to the excellent logistics hub in the city region.

To find out more on Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing sector contact a member of the team on 0114 223 2382 or email