PETALING JAYA, JANUARY 2019: The University of Sheffield AMRC (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre) hosted Education Minister Dr. Maszlee Malik and EMGS Chairman, Dato’ Abdul Rahman Mohamed Shariff, who is currently in London on a working visit.
The AMRC is a cluster of industry-focused manufacturing research and development centres with a training centre that provides practical and theoretical skills which manufacturing companies need to compete globally, from apprenticeship through to doctorate and MBA level.
The training centre at the AMRC focuses on high-level apprentice training for the aerospace, energy and automotive sectors, and accepts 250 apprentices a year on behalf of local companies.
Executive Dean and Director, University of Sheffield AMRC Professor Keith Ridgway said it was a pleasure and honour to welcome Dr. Maszlee and EMGS Chairman to the centre.
“We’re especially delighted that he has asked to make a visit to our AMRC training centre a highlight of his tour,” he said, adding that the centre had trained more than 1,300 apprentices since it opened four years ago.
He also said the centre had provided hundreds of smaller companies around the region with the high-value engineering skills needed to grow their businesses.
“Maszlee will also get to meet our talented graduate engineers who are pushing the boundaries of the possible for our partners, who include Boeing, Airbus, Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems and high-end car manufacturers such as McLaren.”
“A partnership between AMRC and a dynamic economy such as Malaysia can only be to our mutual benefit,” Ridgway said, adding that AMRC had much to learn from fast-growing Southeast Asian economies and their willingness to think big, take risks and build on their strengths in manufacturing.
Apart from the training centre, the AMRC comprises of the following:
AMRC with Boeing
Developed with the help of the Boeing Company in April 2000, AMRC with Boeing came in response to claims that universities failed to create wealth from its internationally significant research.
Regarded today as a world-class centre for innovative research, the AMRC with Boeing focuses on advanced machining and materials research for aerospace and other high-value manufacturing sectors.
It has over 100 member companies, from global aerospace giants to local small businesses, and employs more than 500 people, from apprentices to PhD holders
It has received numerous awards, including Boeing Supplier of the Year 2010.
Established in 2009, the Nuclear AMRC applies the AMRC model of collaborative research to the nuclear supply chain, and helps UK manufacturers win work in the nuclear sector in new build, operations and decommissioning.
It works with companies to develop new technical capabilities and innovative manufacturing techniques, and helps manufacturers enter and compete in the civil nuclear supply chain.
The Nuclear AMRC has around 40 member companies, including reactor providers, top-tier suppliers, and manufacturers and technology specialists from along the supply chain.
Castings Technology International (CTI)
CTI joined AMRC in August 2013. It is a world-leading provider of technology, expertise and services to the cast metals sector.
CTI has enabled AMRC centres to offer state-of-the-art castings technologies to industrial partners.
Knowledge Transfer Centre (KTC)
Opened in early 2012, the AMRC Diamond Jubilee Knowledge Transfer Centre (KTC) provides dedicated meeting and conference facilities to help share expertise and support industry networking.
The KTC offers flexible meeting spaces, equipped with the latest presentation and networking technology, and can host conferences of up to 270 people.
Credit – Free Malaysia Today