House of Lords
Lord Marland (Conservative)
I would like to inform the House of the successful bids from round 1 of the advanced manufacturing supply chain initiative.
A total of 11 supply chain projects will receive approximately £30 million through AMSCI subject to due diligence, with a further £50 million being leveraged from private sector partners.
The supply chain projects cover the automotive, aerospace and chemical sectors, and are expected to create or safeguard over 2,160 jobs.
With available finance of up to £125 million, the initiative was established in December last year to help existing UK supply chains grow and achieve world-class standards, while encouraging major new suppliers to come and manufacture here in Britain.
The initiative is part funded by the Government's Regional Growth Fund and is delivered in partnership with the Technology Strategy Board-the UK's innovation agency-Birmingham City Council, and Finance Birmingham on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
Project successes include:
Stream 1The Proving Factorylocation: Rotherham, Yorkshirelead organisation: Productiv Limitedpartners: Tata Steel, Bladon Jets, Drive Systems Design Ltd, Flybrid Systems LLP, Libralto Engines Ltd, Zytek Ltd, Aeristech Ltd, Unipart Eberspacher Exhaust Systems Ltd, MIRA Ltd and MTC LtdBioMODlocation: Wilton, Tees Valley, North Eastlead organisation: Centre for Process Innovationpartners: ECOSYL Products Limited, BioProcess Engineering Services Limited, National Renewable Energy Centre Limited and University of Leeds (UoL). Stream 2High Strength Glass Manufacturelocation: St Helens, North Westlead organisation: NGF Europe LimitedIndestructible Paint Limited-Production growth development programmelocation: Birmingham, West Midlandslead organisation: Indestructible Paint LimitedAutomated Body-in-Black Architectureslocation: Coventry, West Midlandslead organisation: Penso Consulting LimitedTurbocharger Housing Machining location: Walsall, West Midlandslead organisation: Chamberlin plcEXAMPlocation: Coventry, West Midlandslead organisation: Expert Tooling and Automation LtdManufacturing expansion in the Midlandslocation: Walsall, West Midlandslead organisation: ZF Lemforder UK LtdCollaborate to Growthlocation: Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, West Midlandslead organisation: Advance Consultancy Limitedpartners: Agile Business Solutions (UK) Ltd, Midland Aerospace Alliance Ltd, Liverpool University and Aventa UK LtdBusiness and Capacity Improvement Projectlocation: Birmingham, West Midlandslead organisation: QPPAluminium Low Pressure Die Casting Manufacturing Company-NewColocation: Coventry, West Midlandslead organisation: King Automotive Systems Limited