Thursday, March 17, 2011

News: Boeing praises AMRC in Rotherham


Speaking at the Global Manufacturing Festival : Sheffield, Tim Wheeler from Boeing Defence UK Ltd has praised the The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing.

He stated that the centre, based on the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham, has "created a fantastic global reputation."

Mr Wheeler also commended the UK's manufacturing and engineering sector for its technology, innovation, skills and reliability, stressing this as the country's real competitive advantage.

"Manufacturing in the UK continues to transform itself to stay ahead in a highly competitive market and is an innovator of advanced products.

"We are committed to growth in the UK. We're here because of the skills, high technology and reliability that exists here and this is what makes the UK attractive to overseas markets."

Also at The Manufacturing Convention, Richard Wright, Chairman of the Yorkshire and Humber Manufacturing Task Group and CEO of Rotherham-based Intertius Ltd, was the Master of Ceremonies. He said: "Manufacturing is one of the sectors which can generate wealth from abroad but it can also reduce imports. Both of these are necessary to balance the UK budget.

"The Global Manufacturing Festival will be an opportunity to showcase the knowledge, technology and expertise which is so rich in Sheffield City Region. I am delighted to chair the convention and bring business leaders together to discuss best practice for the future development of the industry."

The Manufacturing Convention, the headline event at the Global Manufacturing Festival: Sheffield, in association with the Financial Times, The Manufacturer and EEF, also heard from other industry figureheads from some of the most influential companies in the world including: the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Proskills and Tata Steel.

GMF Sheffield website
AMRC website


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