Advanced Manufacturing and Materials

Sheffield City Region is recognised worldwide for its expertise in high precision engineering, metals and alloy production, and high quality design and manufacturing of products for a wide range of global industries.

‘Made in Sheffield’ and ‘Sheffield Steel’ are synonymous with quality and high standards, and Sheffield’s heritage of over 200 years in pioneering steel making and engineering excellence has resulted in a culture of innovation which is fundamental to the development of its modern, advanced manufacturing economy.

Today the region is host to many world-leading manufacturing and engineering companies including Rolls-Royce, Tata Steel, Siemens VAI, AESSEAL, Dormer Sandvik, Gripple, Sheffield Forgemasters, LUK UK, Bridon International, Pegler Group, Swann Morton, ATI Allvac, Outokumpu and many more.

The area also boasts an unrivalled range of R&D expertise. Both Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing, together with the AMRC Group, have excellent research credentials in engineering and materials. There are many independent research organisations including; Casting Technology International (Cti), TWI’s Yorkshire Technology Centre, and Tata Steel’s Swinden Technology Centre.

Key Partners

The Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Sector Group is represented through the Regional Manufacturing Forum; the forum is an organisation run by manufacturers for manufacturers, in partnership with the Cutlers’ Company, all the Chambers of Commerce in the region and the EEF members in the region.

The Forum supports and promotes manufacturing businesses in the Sheffield City Region.

Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
Castings Technology International
Manufacturing Technology Centre
National Physical Laboratory
The Welding Institute