Advanced Precision Engineering

Advanced Precision Engineering

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.

  • UK growth opportunities in low carbon, transport, industry, 4.0 tech & defence
  • A diverse industry cluster focussed on prevision engineering competencies
  • Fast access to world-leading advanced engineering research and innovation centres
  • Direct access to one of the UKs largest manufacturing labour forces
  • A range of high-quality industrial property solutions for investing businesses
  • An optimal location for fast multimodal access to UK and global markets
  • Dedicated support for your business investment project

The right time to invest

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.

The right place to invest

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.

Leading advanced precision engineering businesses like Cummins, David Brown Santasalo, Reliance Precision and Olympus Technologies have chosen to invest and grow their operations in Kirklees.

The right price to invest

In Kirklees, all these benefits are combined with significant cost advantages versus key competitor manufacturing locations in the UK.

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