- “Metalysis is a prime example of the strength and economic potential of the north”, Business and Industry Minister, MP Richard Harrington;
- “They share our vision for a strong Northern Powerhouse economy,” Northern Powerhouse Minister, MP Jake Berry; and
- Joining the Northern Powerhouse Partners Programme emphasises Metalysis’ commitment to contributing to regional prosperity.
29/11/2018 – Metalysis (or “the Company”), the Yorkshire headquartered, UK technology company with a solid-state process to produce valuable metal and alloy powders, today hosted a delegation led by MP Richard Harrington – Business and Industry Minister – as it celebrated becoming a Northern Powerhouse Partner.
The Northern Powerhouse Partners Programme is a network of leading companies who all believe strongly in the economic potential of the North, and support the need for a combined effort by government and business to realise that potential.
Skills, science and innovation are among its focus areas and Metalysis’ inclusion in the programme is well timed. The Company recently scaled up to commercial operation, announced in September. This marked the technology’s ascension from a Cambridge University breakthrough, through more than a decade of development, to offering industrial scale production of demand driven, high value powder alloys for international aerospace, automotive, additive and advanced manufacturing applications.
More broadly, the Partners Programme’s ethos encapsulates Metalysis’ clear and continued commitment to growing the business in the North of the UK, and using its technology to provide a nationally significant capability for global metal powder supply chain activity.
MP Richard Harrington visited Metalysis at its Materials Discovery Centre on the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham, South Yorkshire; part of a GBP£10m expansion project opened by a delegation from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (“BEIS”) in March 2017.
Mr. Harrington met with Metalysis’ leadership team to discuss the Company’s progress since that time, including completing its ‘Generation 4’ industrial-scale expansion at its nearby Materials Manufacturing Centre in Wath upon Dearne, South Yorkshire, the wide range of advanced materials projects and partners the Company has brought to the region, and its ambitions for future expansion.
Dr. Dion Vaughan, Metalysis CEO, said:
“Metalysis is proud to mark our commitment to the region by joining the Northern Powerhouse Partners Programme.
“During our time with MP Richard Harrington and his colleagues, we have enjoyed discussing Company ambitions for our technology as part of the national agenda set forth in the Industrial Strategy.
“We look forward to working with the Northern Powerhouse, its networks and BEIS to strengthen international interest and investment in the overwhelming potential of the Northern economy.”
Northern Powerhouse Minister, Jake Berry, said:
“Supporting research and innovation is at the heart of our modern Industrial Strategy so I’m pleased to welcome Metalysis as our latest Northern Powerhouse partner.
“As an ambitious Yorkshire-based company with a commitment to boosting skills, technological development and growing production, they share our vision for a strong Northern Powerhouse economy.”
Business and Industry Minister, Richard Harrington said:
“From a Cambridge University breakthrough to a growing commercial operation that is supporting production on an international scale, Metalysis is a prime example of the strength and economic potential of the north.
“Through our modern Industrial Strategy, we are harnessing our research, innovation and manufacturing strengths to help even more businesses realise their economic potential and apply them on an industrial scale – solidifying our position as a world-leader in advanced manufacturing.”
Metalysis is a UK technology company, headquartered in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, with a solid-state process to produce valuable metal and alloy powders primarily used in aerospace, automotive and additive manufacturing applications.
The process, originally invented at The University of Cambridge and commercialised by Metalysis, is more environmentally friendly and energy efficient than traditional melting technologies.
With commercial partners in industry and academia, Metalysis uses its process to produce titanium alloys and niche, high performance alloys of demand driven by advanced manufacturing industries.
The Company’s Generation 4 (“Gen 4”) technological expansion takes production to industrial scale.
About The Northern Powerhouse
The Northern Powerhouse is our vision for a more prosperous North with well-paid jobs for working people, better transport with faster roads and more efficient trains, high-performing schools and world beating universities.
The Northern Powerhouse Partners Programme is an essential part of creating the Northern Powerhouse. Government is looking to build a network of partners who all believe strongly in the economic potential of the North, and support the need for a combined effort by government and business to realise that potential. There are nearly 200 businesses and organisations signed up to the Partners Programme.
Prospective partners can email NorthernPowerhouse@communities.gov.uk for more information about the Partners Programme and how to apply.