NEW ANGLIA’S MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING INDUSTRIES
WORKING WITH REGIONAL PARTNERS, NAAME HAS IDENTIFIED THE PROMINENT MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING INDUSTRIES OF NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK:
A pioneering composite industry has grown out of the automotive and marine engineering clusters situated across Norfolk and Suffolk. This industry has wider applications in other multi-billion markets such as aerospace and motorsport.
Clusters of electronic businesses have developed around presigious institutions in the region such as Adastral Park, Suffolk, where British Telecoms have been conducting cutting-edge research for over 40 years.
New Anglia is the only region in the UK to have significant capabilities in oil & gas, off-shore wind, and nuclear. Its entire energy mix including Southern North Sea gas, off-shore wind, nuclear, energy from waster, and biomass & bio-digestion.
FOOD & DRINK MANUFACTURE
Food Engineering is an important subsector that underpins New Anglia’s entire food industry with over 100 companies already have been mapped. There are also research establishments actively involved in this sector, with some cutting-edge, world-leading research being performed locally
POLYMERS & PLASTICS
From food packaging to bio-engineering, polymers and plastics have become fully integrated with modern society. Norfolk and Suffolk’s industry contains clusters of specialisation and innovators pushing the boundaries of manufacture with novel techniques.
The East of England bears expertise in automotive, aerospace, and marine engineering. The original equipment manufacturers in Norfolk and Suffolk mainly assemble vehicles for the automotive and motorsport sectors, and have a strong R&D capability. Additionally there are the aviation and marine industries that stem from the region’s past.