Our partner Metalysis, the Yorkshire headquartered, UK technology company hosted a delegation led by MP Richard Harrington – Business and Industry Minister – as it celebrated becoming a Northern Powerhouse Partner.
The Northern Powerhouse Partners Programme is a network of leading companies who all believe strongly in the economic potential of the North, and support the need for a combined effort by government and business to realise that potential.
Skills, science and innovation are among its focus areas and Metalysis’ inclusion in the programme is well timed. The Company recently scaled up to commercial operation, announced in September. This marked the technology’s ascension from a Cambridge University breakthrough, through more than a decade of development, to offering industrial scale production of demand driven, high value powder alloys for international aerospace, automotive, additive and advanced manufacturing applications.
More broadly, the Partners Programme’s ethos encapsulates Metalysis’ clear and continued commitment to growing the business in the North of the UK, and using its technology to provide a nationally significant capability for global metal powder supply chain activity.
MP Richard Harrington visited Metalysis at its Materials Discovery Centre on the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham, South Yorkshire; part of a £10million expansion project opened by a delegation from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (“BEIS”) in March 2017.
Mr. Harrington met with Metalysis’ leadership team to discuss the Company’s progress since that time, including completing its ‘Generation 4’ industrial-scale expansion at its nearby Materials Manufacturing Centre in Wath upon Dearne, South Yorkshire, the wide range of advanced materials projects and partners the Company has brought to the region, and its ambitions for future expansion.
Dr. Dion Vaughan, Metalysis CEO, said:
“Metalysis is proud to mark our commitment to the region by joining the Northern Powerhouse Partners Programme. During our time with MP Richard Harrington and his colleagues, we have enjoyed discussing Company ambitions for our technology as part of the national agenda set forth in the Industrial Strategy. We look forward to working with the Northern Powerhouse, its networks and BEIS to strengthen international interest and investment in the overwhelming potential of the Northern economy.”
Northern Powerhouse Minister, Jake Berry, said:
“Supporting research and innovation is at the heart of our modern Industrial Strategy so I’m pleased to welcome Metalysis as our latest Northern Powerhouse partner. As an ambitious Yorkshire-based company with a commitment to boosting skills, technological development and growing production, they share our vision for a strong Northern Powerhouse economy.”
Business and Industry Minister, Richard Harrington said:
“From a Cambridge University breakthrough to a growing commercial operation that is supporting production on an international scale, Metalysis is a prime example of the strength and economic potential of the north. Through our modern Industrial Strategy, we are harnessing our research, innovation and manufacturing strengths to help even more businesses realise their economic potential and apply them on an industrial scale – solidifying our position as a world-leader in advanced manufacturing.”