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Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering

Leicester and Leicestershire’s Advanced Manufacturing sector employs 23,100 people and comprises a range of areas including technical consultancy, scientific research and development, product and process innovation, engineering and manufacturing.


Companies based here have developed cutting-edge manufacturing that has allowed products to be used around the world, supplying a wealth of different industries. Subsequently, the region is attractive to those with expert engineering talent and specialist skills and this is positive for further future growth.


Advanced manufacturing companies in Leicester and Leicestershire include Caterpillar, Taylor Hobson, Emerson, Fisher Scientific, Preci-Spark, GE Druck, SPS Technologies to name but a few.


The region’s two Enterprise Zonesfeature ground-breaking, high-tech manufacturing centres. Pioneering research, engineering and test services to the automotive, defence, aerospace and rail sectors are available at MIRA Technology Park; whilst the Loughborough Science and Enterprise Park is a developing, internationally-significant centre to bring together high-tech companies from dynamic start-ups to research and design facilities of global brands, including Rolls Royce, Intelligent Energy and CENEX.


The advanced manufacturing sector places Leicester and Leicestershire at the sharp edge of product innovation and development and presents a great narrative on which to enhance the region’s global reputation

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