Manufacturing in Leeds
Welcome to this showcase for enterprise and innovation in Leeds, the UK’s second largest manufacturing centre outside London.
Leeds has nearly 1,800 companies engaged in a diverse range of manufacturing activities, including specialised engineering, print, food and drink manufacture, chemicals and medical technology. Employing well over 30,000 people, the sector generates 10.8% of Leeds’ total output of over £15 billion a year.
Most Leeds manufacturing companies are small to medium sized, in many cases world leaders in their respective fields. They play a key role in the city’s economic life, adding diversity and vitality and ensuring Leeds’ fortunes are not dependent on individual industries or employers. Our site features dozens of Leeds manufacturing case studies, key facts and figures. Please contact us with comments or feedback or to highlight a Leeds business you believe should be showcased.
16 May 2013
Precision engineering specialist Produmax has seen turnover grow to a record £4.75 million, after a 12-month period in which it has secured major new aerospace and defence contracts....
30 April 2013
Otley-based Craftsman Tools, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, has opened a dedicated apprentice training area as part of its commitment to continued growth and to bringing...
20 April 2013
Apprentice Matthew Jackson had to overcome fierce competition to win his place as the newest recruit to join Siemens Mechanical Drives at the company’s Stourton-based operation in Leeds. He...