An ideal location for the aerospace and advanced manufacturing supply chain Lancashire provides businesses with the opportunity to innovate whilst also benefitting from superb infrastructure and, at Samlesbury & Warton, the development of purpose-built premises alongside BAE Systems’ world class facilities. Companies can also access a highly skilled local workforce and an exceptionally capable local supply chain.
Key locally based companies in the advanced manufacturing and engineering sectors represent a wide range of activities including aerospace, automotive, fabricated metals and the manufacture of rubber and plastic products. Key companies include: PACCAR, Rolls-Royce, Aircelle (Safran Group), Sanko-Gosei and Senior Plc amongst many others.
Focusing on new and emerging market opportunities, the Lancashire Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Cluster will be a leading centre for world-class research businesses and supply chain manufacturers; developing cutting edge technologies and including capabilities in advanced manufacturing processes.
Lancashire’s aerospace & supply chain industry employs more than 30,000 people and up to 6,000 highly skilled jobs will be created directly through the Enterprise Zones (Samlesbury and Warton), plus a further 5,000 to 7,000 in the local supply chain.
Warton and Samlesbury also provides the opportunity for companies to benefit from a critical mass of activity based around the strengths of BAE Systems.