Manufacturing accounts for 15.3% of the North East LEP area’s GVA and 11.3% of employment.

One in three cars and 26% of all electric vehicles made in the UK are produced here.

Advanced Manufacturing in the North East LEP area

Across the North East, advanced manufacturing is globally focused with strong clusters in automotive and pharmaceuticals. We manufacture automotive products including passenger cars, trains and heavy off-road vehicles and a range of parts and components. Our medicines cluster is established over many years with a range of business models and international investments.

Substantial growth potential lies in international trade and investment, as well as local supply chains. Collectively, our manufacturing industries represent a significant opportunity to deliver higher productivity by innovating in high level engineering; from design to manufacturing and from the application of number of knowledge and innovation assets.

Opportunities for the sector include encouraging the adoption of next generation digital technologies, The Automotive Sector Deal, the continued investment in Enterprise Zones to attract new businesses, and the North East consortium seeking funding to deliver the Driving the Electrical Revolution programme.

Continued investment in Enterprise Zones and new infrastructure is attracting advanced manufacturing businesses to the region.

The nationally significant International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) will become a hub for automotive, advanced manufacturing and technology businesses, and is expected to support 7,000 jobs.


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Advanced Manufacturing in the North East LEP area Across the North East, advanced manufacturing is globally focused with strong clusters in automotive and pharmaceuticals. We manufacture automotive products including passenger cars, trains and heavy off-road vehicles and a range of parts and components. Our medicines cluster is established over many years with a range of… Read more »