Kirklees is strategically located at the heart of the UK’s advanced precision engineering capability. This means offering direct easy access to UK and international markets, concentrated supply chains, specialist knowledge, and skilled workers – and presenting profitable growth opportunities for expanding and relocating businesses.
Both UK and international markets are currently experiencing a period of rapid technological and structural change, which is presenting high-value opportunities for research and technology-focused companies.
Kirklees is home to an established and diverse cluster of businesses with distinctive advanced precision engineering capabilities, an emphasis on research, innovation and collaboration, and an increasing focus on implementing Industry 4.0 digitalisation and automation technologies.
Innovation is being driven by fast access to world-class manufacturing, materials, and metrology research centres of excellence, both locally and across the North of England, meaning Kirklees will keep a competitive edge in this area.
In Kirklees, all these benefits are combined with significant cost advantages versus key competitor manufacturing locations in the UK.