Working with CrystecPharma in collaboration with the other AMSCI
partners is very exciting, as this alliance will produce a real step change in the advanced manufacturing of next-generation medicines," said Nikin Patel, president, Juniper Pharma Services.
Previous recipients of AMSCI
funding have included technology for increasing the scale of 3D printing of metals and reshoring the manufacture of cats' eyes from overseas to the UK.
AMSCI is part funded by the Government's Regional Growth Fund and is delivered in partnership with the Technology Strategy Board - the UK's innovation agency - and Birmingham City Council as the accountable authority, on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
Cable announced the creation of AMSCI in December last year.
But after funding through AMSCI
- Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative - to the tune of almost PS1million and assistance from the Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Hub, CFS Aero is expecting to double staff numbers from 30 to 70 over the next two to three years by offering new products and services to open up a wider customer base.
Over the period of the AMSCI
project, until 2022, it is expected that 11,484 jobs will either be created or protected.
Karl Eddy, vice chair of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership said AMSCI
had made a real difference to the five businesses.
Steve Gregory, heavy duty product line executive, Delphi Diesel Systems, said: "The contribution of the AMSCI
funding is a key investment to develop advanced common rail system technologies for commercial vehicle engines that will help OEMs meet evolving legislative requirements.
Mr Heaven, LEP board director and owner of Blue Sky Corporate Finance, said: "The West Midlands is the manufacturing and automotive centre of the UK and this is reflected in the focus of the support on offer through schemes such as AMSCI
, European programmes and the Regional Growth Fund.
The successful applications in AMSCI
Round 1 in the West Midlands represent a strong selection of winning bids that will underscore the area's automotive and aerospace supply chain capabilities.
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