Throughout the month of October and early November  2017, we are focusing on Manufacturing as a business topic.

Manufacturing is an important indutry for Wales and Torfaen. Read the Welsh Government information on the importance, diverse nature and development  of Manufacturing in  Wales including the subsectors of 

  • aerospace and defence
  • automotive technologies
  • high value manufacturing
  • foundation industries.

Our commissioned key note article this month is on "Lean" -  brought to prominence by the Japanese manufacturing industry.  

Discover more about ASTUTE 2020. ASTUTE 2020 collaborations inspire manufacturing companies to improve and streamline their manufacturing processes, manufactured products and supply chain, generating sustainable, higher value goods and services and bringing them to a global market. 

We have also researched a number of  relevant resources and links   - please feel free to let us know if you come across any others and we can add them to this website for the benefit of all - email .

We have also identified a number of manufacturing related events - including those  run by METal  - a unique project funded by the EU’s European Social Fund, through the Welsh Government. METal's  aim is to address a skills shortage in materials and manufacturing through the provision of work based learning leading to a general up-skilling of the workforce which will ultimately help secure sustainability for Welsh industry.

Many thanks to the businesses and organisations who have contributed to this business topic including BIC Innovation Ltd.

Torfaen is home to a number of manufacturing businesses representing different sectors   - take a look at the videos below to find out about a selection of  these!