Advanced Engineering

Advanced Engineering

With first class expertise in areas including automotive, aerospace and engineering, Nottingham is a driving force in the UK's engineering sector.

  • Industrial heritage makes us the ‘blueprint for the second industrial revolution’, say European Union
  • Our R&D capability powers world-leading companies such as Rolls-Royce, Bombardier and Toyota
  • Our network of business innovation centres help businesses develop take-to-market solutions

Nottingham is home to more advanced manufacturing than the UK average – in fact, 11% of our workforce work in industries as diverse as automotive development, aerospace, food and drink and healthcare.

So we know that the quality of research and the network we can bring to the table will help your business to deliver innovative, market-ready solutions in a changing consumer landscape.

State of the art research facilities at our two universities have drawn large scale companies such as Rolls-Royce, Toyota, Bombardier and GSK to the area. We’re also the perfect home for niche advanced manufacturing businesses, who can benefit from a network of Business Innovation Centres and sectoral incubation hubs, such as Nottingham Cleantech Centre and University of Nottingham Innovation Park.

Specialist engineering companies such as Romax Technologies and Changan Automotive have chosen to locate here. The Alliance Boots site is home to several thousand people engaged in manufacturing branded health & beauty goods.

Nottingham is also perfectly placed for businesses in the aerospace and car manufacturing supply chain sectors – companies such as ZF, Avingtrans, Bulwell Precision Engineers and Rolls Royce.

We’re poised to help businesses both traditional and high-tech shake up their manufacturing processes and develop new innovations that drive the market forward.