Why DMA and why now?

Investing in the DMA is a commitment by Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) to build on the region’s growing national and international reputation as a centre of excellence for advanced manufacturing.

As the policies and investment decisions of local and national government place manufacturing as a key pillar in the UK’s economic future, Liverpool and the region will play a central role in advancing UK manufacturers in their adoption of new technologies and their success in securing new commercial opportunities from across the globe.

“The DMA team have brought high quality and innovative thinking to our advanced manufacturing programme. I’m excited about the facility and capabilities being developed.”

Steve Wire

R&D Director, Global Hair, Unilever

The adoption of innovative manufacturing solutions plays a key role in maintaining and developing the competitiveness of UK manufacturers. Some businesses don’t have the time, expertise or budget to realise the benefits of adopting new technology and that is where the DMA comes in.

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.

An innovative, agile and increasingly successful manufacturing sector supports inward investment, new high value jobs and exports. It also helps support the creation of a more resilient nation that has the agility required from its manufacturers to confidently deal with future challenges in whatever form they may take.

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