Metalysis, the Yorkshire headquartered, UK technology company with a solid-state process to produce valuable metal and alloy powders, recently hosted a delegation led by MP Richard Harrington – Business and Industry Minister – as it celebrated becoming a Northern Powerhouse Partner.
Metalysis celebrates Northern Powerhouse Partner status and hosts UK Business and Industry Minister
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.
MP Richard Harrington visited Metalysis at its Materials Discovery Centre on the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham, South Yorkshire; part of a £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, including completing its ‘Generation 4’ industrial-scale expansion at its nearby Materials Manufacturing Centre in Wath upon Dearne, 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.”