The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has strengthened ties with India following a trade mission to the country.

According to the center, ten delegates from organisations including the University of Sheffield AMRC and Performance Engineered Solutions (PES) embarked on a five-day trade mission, where they visited advanced manufacturing and academic organisations including the Automotive Research Authority of India, the Indian Institute of Technology (ITT-Bombay) and Pune College of Engineering.

‘The AMRC has longstanding partnerships with Indian companies especially in the deployment of novel castings technologies,’ said Stuart Dawson, CTO at the AMRC. ‘Our work in Lucknow and Kanpur, for instance, is central to the region’s ambition of creating an advanced manufacturing corridor.

‘India is an increasingly important trading partner for the UK, and especially for businesses in the Sheffield city region,’ added Professor Mike Maddock, MD of Performance Engineered Solutions (PES) Ltd. ‘Our region and India are bound by our joint expertise in areas such as advanced manufacturing and engineering and the relationships forged on this trade mission will result in significant opportunities, collaborations, and investments across the region.’

This story uses material from AMRC, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.