£1.2m Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Centre opened

A pioneering new manufacturing and engineering facility has officially opened with around 120 people attending to see the launch event.

With demonstrations and tours of the facility, attendees from across Lancashire business had the opportunity to learn more about the high level technologies and lean manufacturing environment which are at the forefront of today’s manufacturing and engineering industry along with the wealth of opportunities available to businesses and individuals across the North West and beyond.

Including advanced equipment alongside a dynamic team of trainers recruited directly from industry, the AMAC is a unique facility which enhances the skills of engineers and manufacturers through powerful, bespoke training.

Steve Gray, Training 2000 CEO said: "The AMAC provides a unique environment right at the heart of Lancashire which builds on the county’s rich heritage within engineering and manufacturing.

"It’s exciting that we have been able to complement our key strength as an excellent engineering training provider with this technologically advanced manufacturing and automation centre, and I’m sure that businesses across the North West will be impressed at what the AMAC has to offer."

Graham Cowley, chair of the LEP’s Growth Deal Management Board, said: "Improving the skills of Lancashire’s workforce in key sectors of the economy is an important part of the LEP’s ambitious strategic programme to transform the county and drive economic growth over the next decade.

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