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    The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) which originated in Sheffield has established a new northwest base, in the centre of Preston and moved into a purpose built facility on the Samlesbury Enterprise Zone in 2021. As a world class centre for advanced manufacturing The AMRC has expertise in machining, automation, robotics, digitally assisted assembly, casting, additive manufacturing, composites, design for manufacturing and testing.

    As a catalyst for the growth and success of the UK advanced manufacturing, The AMRC  works with manufacturers of all sizes from all sectors helping them turn ideas into commercial applications by addressing the gap between technology, concept and commercialisation.  The Centre works with over a hundred industrial partners ranging from global giants such as BAE Systems, Boeing, Rolls Royce and Airbus.  The newly established Northwest Centre is a facility for advanced manufacturing research and excellence to drive productivity and innovation gains throughout Lancashire.  The AMRC Northwest is already working with a number of Lancashire based manufacturers to de-risk their journey into the digitalisation of manufacturing and developing new products and processes.

    The AMRC NW through its fully funded ERDF contract is able to provide assistance to local manufacturers to enable them to take on the future challenges of leveraging technology to get closer to the end users, to deliver improved products and user experiences.

    Contact details

    Business Engagement Manager – Nick Hall

    07510 409646


    The University of Sheffield

    AMRC North West

    Roy Chadwick Way

    Samlesbury Enterprise Zone

    Mellor Brook


    BB2 7HP



    Part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.
    Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.


    European Regional Development Fund Northern Powerhouse
    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham