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Advanced Manufacturing

North East Lincolnshire is emerging as a significant UK ‘challenger location’ for expanding advanced manufacturing companies.

Location advantages for manufacturers

Data relating to key location choice factors for manufacturing companies  highlight North East Lincolnshire’s fundamental strengths as an advanced manufacturing location.

  • 11,000 people employed in manufacturing
  • 2x the amount of process plant & machine operatives vs the Great Britain average (total % of workforce)
  • 11% of the total workforce engaged in skilled trades

The area’s combination of fast access to UK and international markets, a large manufacturing and ‘skilled technical’ workforce, significant labour and property cost savings and available industrial sites, positions North East Lincolnshire strongly versus the UK’s established centres of advanced manufacturing.

Click here to view the latest Office for National Statistics economic data for North East Lincolnshire

North East Lincolnshire can offer:

  • Access by road to England’s major manufacturing locations within 1 HGV driver shift (4.5 hours)
  • Direct port access, enabling sea freight connectivity to European and global markets
  • Fully serviced, development-ready, enterprise zone sites with large industrial power supplies
  • Engineering research, education and training from Grimsby Institute, University of Hull and University of Lincoln
  • Specialist training and apprenticeship support from HETA (Humberside Engineering Training Association)

Companies thriving in North East Lincolnshire:

  • Myenergi – cutting edge manufacturers of innovative smart-home green technology products
  • Auto-Trail – based in Grimsby, Auto-Trail are one of the UK’s most renowned motorhome manufacturers
  • ProAmpac – a leading global flexible packaging company, providing creative packaging solutions and innovation to the marketplace
  • Blackrow Group – providing high-quality engineering and fabrication services worldwide, from their state-of-the-art facilities on the Humber Bank