AMP goes live

Posted on 6 Jan 2010 by The Manufacturer

A new website campaign has been launched to promote the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham.

The only one of its kind in the UK, The Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP), is a 100-acre joint venture site between public and private sector organisations. The centre, developed by regional development agency Yorkshire Forward and land-owner UK Coal is an internationally recognised centre for engineering, innovation, research and manufacturing excellence.

The new website, , provides information about the technologies and organisations already at the Park, and an overview of the development opportunities available to high-tech companies keen to move in and rub shoulders with industry innovators, including the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing. The latest company to announce its plans to take space at the Park is Rolls-Royce.

Yorkshire Forward’s assistant director of business, Jim Farmery, said: “Some of the world’s most important high-tech innovations are being made at the AMP. Dormer Tools and other R&D and manufacturing specialists are here. The likes of Boeing and Messier-Dowty are partnering the university. And these and others are increasingly collaborating and sharing knowledge with like-minded companies.

“The AMP is playing a vital role in helping our manufacturers share knowledge, improve productivity and achieve success in the global economy.”

The website is part of a wider campaign to raise awareness of the Park’s successes and help intermediaries and companies seeking locations.