Manufacturing and Engineering
Doncaster is at the forefront of manufacturing and engineering thanks to our rich heritage, tradition and world class expertise.
Doncaster is at the forefront of manufacturing and engineering thanks to our rich heritage, tradition and world class expertise. Home to Bridon Bekaert, Pegler Yorkshire Group, Polypipe, Donasonic, Bawtry Carbon and Wavin, and with several hundred years of manufacturing and engineering excellence, the foundations are laid for a successful and thriving industry.
A skilled workforce on hand
Our manufacturing and engineering sector plays a vital role in Doncaster’s economy, providing quality employment and developing and implementing some of the key solutions to major global challenges.
Key disciplines include aerospace, component manufacturing, rail and automotive, food and drink and consumer goods. This sector already employs over 10,000 people and has the future vision to create even more.
Businesses are supported in product development and research with links into local centres of excellence and the region’s universities. These include the National Materials Technology Centre, The Welding Institute, The Castings Technology Institute, AMRC and NAMRC and the National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure.
Many Doncaster businesses have been involved in some of the most iconic projects in the world, take a look below, you might just be surprised:
- Sydney Harbour Bridge
- Wembley Stadium
- Olympic stadia of Athens, Beijing and London
- The Shard