Greater Lincolnshire's manufacturing sector employs roughly 39,000 workers, accounting for 16% of the jobs in our area when including agri-food manufacturing! Our county's economy is worth £1.8 billion per year, with growth taking place across a number of key areas including engineering, chemicals, metals and polymers.
Confidence in Greater Lincolnshire's manufacturing industry has been boosted by gas turbine giant Siemens, who invested millions into their Teal Park site, near Lincoln, after finding it the best option UK-wide for expansion.
The metals and engineering sector in North Lincolnshire boasts more than 90 businesses and almost 6,000 employees. Greater Grimsby is at the centre of a major concentration of process industries, which in the wider Humber region employs around 15,000 people in 120 companies. The process industries are incredibly diverse and include petrochemicals, commodity and speciality chemicals, composite materials, pigments and paints and pharmaceuticals. In the last ten years, the Humber Chemical Focus has grown into one of the UK's leading regional chemical initiatives, with more than 100 members. The HCF works with companies and organisations within the region to create and support industry.
While the number of people employed in this sector has declined nationally over the last decade, Greater Lincolnshire has fared better, losing approximately a quarter of its employment compared to a third across Great Britain. The value of the sector has continued to rise over this time and is set to do so in the future. Our county continues to excel in the manufacturing sector, offering a fresh skills pool to local employers through the purpose-built School of Engineering at the University of Lincoln.
Find out more about local manufacturing businesses in our interactive 'Made In Lincolnshire' booklet (download below).