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Cardiff has a thriving advanced manufacturing sector, supported by links to higher education and a skilled workforce in manufacturing techniques. Specialisms range from electronics, to state of the art steel production at Europe’s most efficient Electric Arc Furnace at Celsa Steel UK. Around 9,000 people are employed in advanced manufacturing in Cardiff, with many more employed in supporting sectors (Source: NOMIS BRES 2016).

The sector is also supported by the city’s universities, which have close links with business and the commercialisation of research. The Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Systems at Cardiff (CAMSAC) is one example, a research centre set up to build directly on Cardiff’s existing strong reputation for internationally leading manufacturing related research.


The city is home to advanced technology manufactures including IQE, who manufacture and supply bespoke compound semiconductor wafers to the major chip manufacturing companies.

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