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Mori Seiki opens new AMP office to support SAMULET aerospace project

posted 17 Nov 2010, 04:38 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 17 Nov 2010, 04:40 ]
Mori Seiki, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of metal cutting machines, has opened an office at the AMP Technology Centre on the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Rotherham.

The facility next to the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing will provide a base for Mori Seiki’s support of the Strategic Affordable Manufacturing in the UK with Leading Environmental Technology (SAMULET) project.

The aim of SAMULET, which is a collaborative project led by Rolls-Royce between industry and academia, is to ensure that the UK aero-engine industry remains competitive in the face of new 2020 emission targets. It will focus on productivity and environmental improvements, including efficient advanced manufacturing processes and lower engine fuel consumption. By applying science and technology throughout the supply chain, its goal is to help overcome the threat of climate change and promote sustainable living.

Mori Seiki’s collaboration on the project will help to develop growth within the industry and local communities, ensuring that the UK continues to play a leading role in aerospace in the 21st century.

Steve Finn, Vice President – Sales, Mori Seiki UK said;

“We are pleased to strengthen our relationship with the AMRC, and links to the AMP by opening our new office in the Technology Centre. To be part of a vibrant facility with so much activity in an important manufacturing arena is going to be a great commercial benefit to our company.”

As well as supporting the AMRC, Mori Seiki will make the new facility available to local companies to help them improve productivity and in turn generate further employment for the local community.

Joe Anwyl, Senior Business Development Manager at the AMP welcomed the arrival of Mori Seiki to the Park;

“It is terrific that a company with the reputation of Mori Seiki has moved to the AMP and has joined the other world-renowned companies located here. Mori Seiki has long being linked to the AMP through its AMRC membership and we are pleased that they have seen the value in the Park and decided to increase their presence here. 

“The SAMULET project will be significant, both in terms of the new technology and processes it will develop, but also for the opportunities that companies in our region will have to considerably benefit from the results of the project.”

This announcement follows the recent news that the AMP’s joint venture partners UK Coal and Yorkshire Forward have agreed a three year extension to the AMP’s ‘Vision’, which means that only companies operating in industries and technologies relating to high tech engineering and advanced manufacturing can locate their businesses onto the AMP.

The Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) is the UK’s premier advanced manufacturing technology park, providing world-class technology solutions to ensure repetitive advantage for advanced manufacturing industries.