Lancashire is Number 1 for advanced manufacturing in the country, the 9th largest manufacturing area globally and is home to 500 aerospace supply chain companies.

An ideal location for the aerospace and advanced manufacturing supply chain Lancashire provides businesses with the opportunity to innovate whilst  also benefitting from superb infrastructure and, at Samlesbury & Warton, the development of purpose-built premises alongside BAE Systems’ world class facilities. Companies can also access a highly skilled local workforce and an exceptionally capable local supply chain.

Key locally based companies in the advanced manufacturing and engineering sectors represent a wide range of activities including aerospace, automotive, fabricated metals and the manufacture of rubber and plastic products. Key companies include: PACCAR, Rolls-Royce, Aircelle (Safran Group), Sanko-Gosei and Senior Plc amongst many others.

 

Focusing on new and emerging market opportunities, the Lancashire Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Cluster will be a leading centre for world-class research businesses and supply chain manufacturers; developing cutting edge technologies and including capabilities in advanced manufacturing processes.

Lancashire’s aerospace & supply chain industry employs more than 30,000 people and up to 6,000 highly skilled jobs will be created directly through the Enterprise Zones (Samlesbury and Warton), plus a further 5,000 to 7,000 in the local supply chain.

Warton and Samlesbury also provides the opportunity for companies to benefit from a critical mass of activity based around the strengths of BAE Systems.

Lancashire is at the forefront of developments in the aerospace industry and is central to a regional cluster of aerospace capability which is recognised as the fourth largest in the world. 

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