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Manufacturing

A Globally Recognised Industrial Hub

Trafford is home to one of Europe's largest and busiest industrial parks. We have over 11,000 businesses, with more than 1,300 based in Trafford Park.

Businesses based in Trafford take advantage of the unparalleled transport links, superfast internet connectivity and skilled workforce. This strong and established business base provides excellent access to local suppliers and opportunities to grow your customer base.

Manufacturing companies across a broad range of industries choose to locate in Trafford, including: Plastics; agri-food; food processing; chemicals; energy; fast-moving consumer goods; precision manufacturing and many more.

The number of employees in selected manufacturing industries:

IndustryTraffordGreat   BritainLQ

Manufacture of Food Products

2,300

343,700

1.3

Manufacture of Coke & Refined Petroleum Products

100

8,500

2.4

Manufacture of Chemicals & Chemical Products

1,300

94,300

2.8

Manufacture of Computer, Electronic & Optical Products

400

122,600

0.7

Architectural & Engineering Activities; Technical Testing & Analysis

3100

485,800

1.3

Source: Business Register & Employment Survey, 2014. Location quotient indicates the concentration in Trafford as a measure against the national average (National Average = 1)

"We chose Trafford Park as our base 75 years ago. Great transport links with more sustainable solutions such as the Manchester Ship Canal, fantastic support and an even better talent pool in the region have meant we have never looked back"
Paul Wheeler, Corporate Affairs Director, Kellogg's
 
"The excellent location and availability of a skilled workforce with an engineering background has contributed greatly to our success"
Chris Fawdry, Managing Directory, Lucchini UK Ltd 
 

For more information, download our Trafford - First for Manufacturing brochure.

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