Advanced Manufacturing

With some 22,000 employed in manufacturing, representing around 11.3% of all employment in North Staffordshire, the largest sub-sector for the area is unsurprising, ceramics manufacturing. This is followed closely by metals, food and drinks manufacturing.

Stoke-on-Trent is at the heart of the UK’s largest advanced manufacturing cluster – nestled between the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine – providing investors limitless opportunities to work with world-leading manufacturers in rail, automotive, aerospace, renewables and their supply chains.

£1.267 billion GVA contribution
Average wages 14.4% cheaper than Birmingham
Major manufacturing sector, 4% more jobs than national average
Lucideon Advanced Ceramics R&D
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    “Our purpose-built facility reinforces Solidor’s position as a leader in the UK’s exterior door manufacturing industry and reaffirms our commitment to the Stoke area as we continue to bring employment and career development opportunities to the local community and to support our future growth plans.”

    Vicky Philemon, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Masonite Europe.

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