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A Manufacturing and Engineering Forum

Sectors we support

An industry forum, the AMF unites a broad range of manufacturing and engineering experts to create success opportunities. From large corporations to SMEs, the AMF works with businesses across all spectrums of manufacturing and engineering. Whether you work in process engineering, civil engineering, food manufacturing, electronics manufacturing, or mechanical manufacturing – AMF membership can benefit your business.

Our benefits, events and insights are all dedicated to supporting, growing, and connecting manufacturing and engineering businesses. We unite a breadth of different companies and through collaboration, the knowledge of sector experts and first-hand experiences of those within the industry we work together to seize opportunities, tackle challenges, and achieve shared goals such as process improvement, increased efficiency, business growth and net-zero carbon.

Manufacturing and Engineering Excellence

The North East industry

From shipbuilding to textiles, the North East of England has a rich manufacturing heritage and today is home to world-class, pioneering, and award-winning manufacturers.

Advanced manufacturing remains at the heart of the North East, with several strong and growing clusters in the region from process engineering to chemical manufacturing and life sciences, to pharmaceuticals and automotive.

A hive of innovation with a skilled workforce and exceptional facilities and business parks – the North East is a great home for manufacturing and engineering businesses. In addition, it has a strong transport infrastructure with excellent access to ports, rail, air, and road networks supporting both national and international trade.

Our network

The AMF community

As a manufacturing and engineering forum, our goal is to provide a platform for our expanding community of passionate sector experts to work together to further grow and strengthen the manufacturing and engineering industry in the North East of England. View our directory to see the fantastic companies that have not only made the North East their home but are supporting their peers and championing the sector through their AMF membership.

If you would like to join a focused industry forum which is committed to encouraging and facilitating member growth, contact our team.

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Connecting manufacturers and providing support to drive collaboration.

The AMF provides an extensive range of benefits, insightful events, and exclusive opportunities to support our members in growing and developing their businesses.

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Our events provide expert insights, practical tips and advice on specialised areas

From our Monthly Meetings to our Focused Forums, each of our events sees guest speakers share their real-life experiences and first-hand knowledge of the things that effect your business. With networking and Q&As, our events allow you to connect with and learn from leading industry experts.

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1:00 pm

Process Improvement Forum

Staff Development – Coaching


12:00 pm

Monthly Meeting

Elis – Staff Culture and Adapting to Change and Process Improvement – Site Tour


12:00 pm

Other Event

Wellness at Work Webinar: The Science of Mindfulness


11:00 am

Technology Forum

Technology in Manufacturing – Practical Industry Insights – TBC


11:00 am

Business Improvement Forum

Business Improvement in Manufacturing – Practical Industry Insights – TBC


12:00 pm

Monthly Meeting

The Expanded Metal Company – Pioneering Metal Mesh Products for More Than 130 Years – Site Tour


12:00 pm

Marketing Forum

Marketing and Sales Teams Working Together to Drive Results with Horizon Works


12:00 pm

Other Event

Wellness at Work Webinar: Self-Confidence for Success