Rotherham tech company Metalysis has hosted a delegation led by Business and Industry Minister Richard Harrington in celebration of joining the Northern Powerhouse partnership.
The Northern Powerhouse Partners Programme is a network of companies invested in the economic potential of the North, who support the need for a combined effort by government and business to realise that potential.
MP Richard Harrington visited Metalysis at its Materials Discovery Centre on the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham; part of a £10 million expansion project opened 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, the wide range of advanced materials projects and partners the Company has brought to the region, and its ambitions for future expansion.
“Metalysis is proud to mark our commitment to the region by joining the Northern Powerhouse Partners Programme,” said Dr. Dion Vaughan, Metalysis CEO.
“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.”
Mr 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.”