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September 2006 edition

Green factory of the future advances

Yorkshire Forward has invested £6.50 million to build a ‘factory of the future’, as part of the second phase of development of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing located at the advanced manufacturing park (AMP) in Waverley, Rotherham, England.

Jim Farmery, head of Innovation at Yorkshire Forward, says: “It will create a unique centre to exploit highly innovative technologies. It will house the latest manufacturing equipment and ‘state of the art’ production capabilities to enable businesses to trial new developments in a full-scale commercial production capacity, before making significant and high-risk investment decisions.”

AMRC research director Prof. Keith Ridgway sa....

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