Scotland has already proved to be one of the most cost-effective manufacturing locations in Europe and can support chemical sciences companies in a number of ways. Manufacturing plays a crucial role in this sector and, thanks in part to CSS, this is driven by a cohesive and single minded approach that unites the thinking of the industry, academia and government.
With a strong manufacturing heritage, Scotland has a cost-competitive workforce, skilled in all aspects of chemical sciences and engineering. Given the great quality of life, staff retention is high. Scotland also has two key Innovation Centres focusing on continuous manufacturing and industrial biotechnology – both are dedicated to supporting the industry and in improving manufacturing processes in life and chemical sciences.
Almost £1bn has been invested in specialised manufacturing facilities in the last three years alone. This investment in the sector’s future has been funded by both huge multinational corporations and smaller Scottish companies who have realised the benefits of Scotland’s ideal environment for manufacturing. These thriving businesses include GSK, Ineos, BASF Pharma, Celtic Renewables, and Johnson Matthey.
You can find out more by reading the “Why Manufacture in Scotland?” document, or in the 2015 Life and Chemical Sciences Manufacturing Strategy, both of which are available to download below.
Why Manufacture in Scotland
Manufacturing Strategy for Scotland
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