What is Advanced Manufacturing?
Advanced manufacturing refers to the use of cutting-edge skills or technologies to generate efficiencies and improvements in production processes.
From advanced robotics to 3D printing, the sector has significant growth potential and is estimated to contribute £162 billion to the UK economy.
Manufacturing is a key pillar of Scotland’s economy, and as Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow’s reputation stems from its role as one of the world’s first industrial and heavy engineering centres that earned the city the title of “workshop of the world”.
With the challenge on to find smarter, better ways of making things, Glasgow is again at the vanguard of this advanced manufacturing revolution and remains the place for bold, brave companies to come together and inspire each other to do great things.
3000 manufacturing companies with a combined turnover of over £10bn, employing over 55,000 people with a GVA contribution of £3.5bn
Glasgow is one of the UK’s 11 core cities for producing the highest number of both students and graduates in engineering and advanced manufacturing
The Advanced Manufacturing District Scotland is an internationally recognised centre for innovation, research and manufacturing