All about us

All About Us

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) was established in 2010 as an independent Research & Technology Organisation (RTO) with the objective of bridging the gap between academia and industry – often referred to as ‘the valley of death’.

It represents one of the largest public sector investments in UK manufacturing and, after four years of planning and a 16 month build, the facility opened at Ansty Park in Coventry at the end of 2011.

In December 2011, there were 16 industrial members, 44 staff and just a few key pieces of equipment in the ‘workshop’.

Over the next five years the MTC’s rapid growth has seen the expansion of our campus with the construction of three more facilities, including the opening of the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing. 

Our role has also increased to cover not only R&D but also Training, Advanced Manufacturing Management and Factory Design. 

We now have over 500 talented employees working with us.

During this time we have helped hundreds of companies across a range of industries and around 100 of them have become members of the MTC.


Our Vision

Our clear vision is to inspire Great British manufacturing on the global stage

We provide integrated manufacturing system solutions for customers large and small, across sectors as diverse as automotive, aerospace, rail, informatics, food & drink, construction/civil engineering, electronics, oil & gas and defence. 

We can help companies manufacture faster, at a consistently higher quality and lower cost, in an agile environment in partnership with industry and academia. 

We continually encourage young people into exciting careers in engineering, to develop and embed technologies that will impact UK industry for years to come.

Our facilities provide a fantastic environment for the development and demonstration of new technologies on an industrial scale, offering flexibility to our growing membership, clients and research partners. 


Senior Managers

MTC's Senior Management

Our Senior Management Team is responsible for the strategic direction of the MTC. They have extensive experience within their disciplines and are committed to making the MTC a centre of excellence for UK manufacturing.


Board Members

MTC's Board Members

The MTC was founded by four forward thinking institutions: The University of Birmingham, Loughborough University, The University of Nottingham and TWI. They are all represented on the MTC Board. 

 

The MTC is an unparalleled environment for a young engineer wishing to break into the industry. The work that we are doing here today will shape the manufacturing industry for years to come. To be part of that is not only exciting but a real privilege.
Dr Clive Hickman
Chief Executive, MTC