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Advanced Manufacturing

Plymouth benefits from a thriving and varied advanced engineering sector, which includes medical, defence, transport, pipeline, composite and marine technologies. The city has a long history of innovation and engineering excellence, with some of the world's most renowned engineering companies based in Plymouth.

The Plymouth Manufacturers' Group is a network of over 50 manufacturing businesses from Plymouth and surrounding areas, including well-known companies like Mars Wrigley Confectionery, Burts, and Kawasaki PM. Major local employers like Babcock International, Princess Yachts, and BD (Becton Dickinson) are also members. The group employs 13,000 people and has a turnover of £2.7 billion.



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Plymouth has the highest concentration of manufacturing and engineering jobs in South England

Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering







The advanced engineering sector in Plymouth provides a wide range of high-quality jobs, from skilled technicians to highly qualified engineers and scientists. The sector is also a key driver of economic growth in the region, contributing significantly to the local economy.

In addition to the established engineering companies in the city, Plymouth is also home to a growing number of start-ups and SMEs, which are driving innovation and pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the field of advanced engineering. With so much talent and expertise in the region, Plymouth is well placed to continue to lead the way in this critical sector.

Find out more about the Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing sector in Plymouth.

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