Advanced Manufacturing

Northumberland has a long manufacturing tradition which is maintained by a diverse group of outstanding businesses.

Northumberland has a long manufacturing tradition which is maintained by a diverse group of outstanding businesses. Skilled local labour, excellent transport links and access to regional universities and centres of excellence all contribute to a great business environment.

Key companies include Kilfrost, EGGER UK, AkzoNobel, Jackel International UK, Renolit, Essity, Avery Dennison and Aavid Thermacore Europe.

“For AkzoNobel our Ashington site will be the flagship for Decorative Paints in the UK. The North East is an abundant source of skilled and enthusiastic people which is fundamental to our success. We are very proud to be part of such a beautiful area with a unique and inspiring culture”

-          Matt Pullen, Managing Director AkzoNobel Decorative Paints UK & Ireland