County Durham has one of the strongest manufacturing presences in the UK - it accounts for 20% and £2 billion of our economy. This means we have a readymade supply chain of designers, engineers, manufacturers, logistics companies, marketers, HR consultants, bankers, etc., to help you get your product to market. And it's our job to connect you with these companies. Aycliffe Business Park (Newton Aycliffe Industrial Estate), 15 minutes from NETPark, is the largest industrial estate in North East England with over 250 businesses. Its status is based upon:
•Over 50 years association with manufacturing and engineering
•A site of 400 hectares
•A critical mass of over 250 companies
•Major employers such as Gestamp Tallent; Husqvarna, Ebac, Permoid, Lucite, Compound Photonics, Lidl and Stiller.
The decision of Hitachi Rail Europe to locate its UK train manufacturing facility on the Park has served to further underline its importance as a major employment area with real opportunities for growth. Likewise Peterlee has manufacturers of global significance such as Caterpillar, TRW, NSK and many more. We know how to help companies scale up from lab to manufacturing.