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THIS IS PRECISION. THIS IS WALES.

Wales provides a skilled workforce with a broad range of manufacturing expertise and a focus on innovation and collaboration between Government and academic institutions.

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INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

Wales has a rich heritage in heavy industry, engineering and manufacturing, providing a vital foundation to help steer its economy in interesting and innovative new directions. High value manufacturing is home to over 5000 companies in this sector and employs over 150,000 people. These companies operate in a wide range of sectors, from aerospace, and automotive, through to power generation, infrastructure and low carbon. Wales high value manufacturing companies export their goods and services worldwide, from air conditioners to the UAE, aircraft wings to France, cable systems to Japan and power generation equipment to the USA.

High Value Manufacturing

Microscopic manufacturing, epic engineering. Supplying and shipping to every corner of the globe. This is precision. This is Wales.

INSIDE STORY

5 October, 2021
Wing being loaded onto an aircraft

Airbus UK

An Aerospace Powerhouse

Airbus is one of the great Welsh manufacturing success stories of the age, with the world-class facilities in North Wales setting the global standard in aerospace manufacturing.

Space Forge

Space Forge Making space work for humanity

‘Making space work for humanity’ – that’s the ethos of Cardiff-based Space Forge. They’re developing the world’s first returnable satellite, which will be used to produce materials that are impossible to manufacture on Earth.

High Value Manufacturing
Man welding

Flamgard Design and manufacturing innovation

Three years ago, Lee Bramald and his team at Flamgard Calidair, one of the world's leading companies in design and manufacturing innovation, received a call about an unspecified job overseas.

High Value Manufacturing

Wales

Andrew Gwatkin

Andrew Gwatkin

Director International Relations and Trade

Welsh Government Offices
Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ

+44 (0) 3000 6 03000

International Offices

Welsh Government has staff and offices in locations around the world and they're ready to talk to you about setting up operations in Wales. You'll find our worldwide office locations, along with contact details, on our contact page.

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