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Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering

Advanced manufacturing and engineering – particularly automotive – is a defining strength of Greater Birmingham’s economy, employing more than 36,500 .

Within the Automotive sector alone, almost £1.5 billion worth of UK-based Research and Development is carried out in Greater Birmingham – more than 45% of the UK total.

Multi-national manufacturing firms in the area include Jaguar Land Rover, UTC Aerospace and Mondelez.

Supply chain capabilities encompass a range of technologies and sectors including advanced digital design, composites, manufacturing metrology, metal precision manufacturing, advanced robotics, low emissions vehicles, research and development on  batteries, energy storage, powertrains, and light-weighting.

We are working with our partners to bring forward initiatives to develop support for our Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chains including support in accessing supply chain opportunities including those becoming available via the HS2 development here.

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Sector Champion 

We are looking to recruit a Sector Champion for Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering