Advancing UK manufacturers through digitalisation & automation


The DMA is an initial 10-year partnership between the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) and the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) to invest in and develop UK manufacturers and their workforce to successfully build global competitiveness.

Introducing DMA

Whilst interest grows in new manufacturing technologies, we know that many manufacturers and engineers don’t have the time, skills, expertise or know-how to take their ‘interest’ in adopting new technologies further and that is where the DMA comes in.

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"The Liverpool City Region is a hotbed of advanced manufacturing activity and we are leading the way, nationally and internationally."

Steve Rotheram

Metro Mayor, Liverpool City Region

Why dma and why now?

Our aim is to support companies of all sizes and at all stages of their adoption journey.

We do this by providing engineering experts alongside access to purpose built digital and physical testbed facilities. It is our expertise and facilities that help identify, implement and de-risk the adoption of digital and automation technology solutions to transform businesses and their manufacturing processes.

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“The Digital Manufacturing Accelerator is a fantastic opportunity for local businesses in the North West, and manufacturers across the UK to maximise its high value manufacturing potential and increase productivity.”

Clive Hickman

Chief Executive, Manufacturing Technology Centre


The adoption of new, green technologies is essential if the world is to win the battle against climate change.

The creation of new, sustainable methods of transport, energy production and packaging are just some of the challenges the world’s manufacturers are looking to solve.

These challenges provide significant opportunities for UK manufacturers to be at the forefront of, and to become the global success stories of the future.

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