Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering

Be part of a sector worth £5.1bn

Join our fast growing advanced manufacturing sector.

Work alongside specialist businesses in electronics composites, automotive technologies, and hi-tech precision machinery, offering plenty of supply chain opportunities and collaboration.

Norwich airport is home to KLM UK; the Norwich site provides services both to KLM-owned aircraft and to those of third parties. A cluster of aviation-related businesses are based at the airport, supported by the International Aviation Academy Norwich which delivers  engineering apprenticeships as well as degree-level and further education courses in engineering and other aviation-related disciplines.

Hethel Engineering Centre is a successful, innovative incubation hub dedicated to supporting high performance engineering and manufacturing companies.

With bespoke facilities and office space, all with preinstalled ICT and high-speed internet ensuring your business is ready to go. There are plenty of opportunities for collaboration via the stream of free business events and workshops run by the on-site and outreach business support programme.

You will be working alongside world class advanced manufacturing companies, as well as cutting edge businesses, working in areas such as food processing and packaging, defence, offshore, agriculture and ICT.

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Join the Greater Norwich Manufacturing Group, which is aimed at connecting like-minded organisations from a diverse range of manufacturing and engineering businesses in the area who are committed to best practice, business collaboration and economic development.

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From Norwich to London in 90 minutes and Cambridge within an hour by rail or road. International links from Norwich Airport with daily flights to Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport with onward travel to over 1000 international destinations. Domestic flights to Manchester, Aberdeen and Edinburgh within one hour.

Major transport routes all serve to make the area ideally placed to network with other regions and major centres such as Cambridge, Ipswich, Felixstowe, Harwich and Lowestoft. With major eastern ports being the gateway to exports of goods worth £2.9bn every year.

Greater Norwich offers competitive land rates and business lets, and is 45% cheaper than operating in London or Cambridge.

You can talk to one of our Greater Norwich officers, who can give you advice and support. Call today on 0345 877 8921.

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Hethel Engineering Hub

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Developing 20 ha technology park at Hethel providing grow-on space and close proximity to supply chains

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Cost competitive 45% cheaper than London or Cambridge

Who's here?
• Ardagh • Geely • Group Lotus Engineering’s manufacturing facility • KLM UK • Lintott Control Systems • MSI • Mussett Technology Group • Pangean Engineering • Thurne Middleby • UCP Zeller • Wolong Laurence Scott