Based in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, the Advanced Machinery and Productivity Institute (AMPI) is an industry led initiative which will drive innovation for the UK’s advanced machinery designers, manufacturers, and users.

AMI will stimulate and support the rapid growth of the UK’s machinery manufacturing sector as it transitions to highly integrated digital solutions with sophisticated automated and autonomous robotic systems. Embedded metrology will produce data to monitor and control systems with well-defined levels of accuracy and precision and will provide a high degree of confidence in these systems.

The institute will enable invention, realise innovation and increase the adoption of new machinery and robotics through UK equipment manufacturers.

Stimulating Regional Growth


The focus of AMPI is to stimulate the UK’s advanced machinery sector to achieve £4bn in export sales within 10 years, adding in the region of 30,000 high value manufacturing sector jobs to the UK’s economy. 

It will develop world leading machinery innovation, automation and production capabilities, vital to the future productivity, security, prosperity of the manufacturing sector in the UK economy. For the UK to gain a leading positioning in the fourth industrial revolution, a critical component is Advanced Machinery.


Partnership Working

In support of AMPI’s objectives an industrial-academic consortium with the Universities of Huddersfield, Leeds, Manchester and Salford, and the National Physical Laboratory as partners, developed the concept and secured a 5-year, £22.6m programme to stimulate innovation and adoption of new technology.

The AMPI Consortium will be working in partnership with Precision Technologies Group (Holroyd), Fives Landis, Wayland Additive, CR Solutions, Rochdale Development Agency, University of Huddersfield’s Centre for Precision Technologies, University of Leeds’ Institute of Design, Robotics and Optimisation, The University of Manchester’s Departments of Materials and Electrical and Electronic Engineering and University of Salford’s Centre for Autonomous Systems & Advanced Robotics.

Supporting Advanced Manufacturing

This collaborative programme will support regional growth in the advanced machinery sector in the West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester area and will benefit industry across the whole of the UK.


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