Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing
Dorset is home to a thriving and varied advanced engineering sector, which includes Aerospace, Defence, Composite and Marine technologies. Altogether, they employ around 17,300 people and contribute £803 million to Dorset’s economy. Dorset companies excelling in advanced engineering sectors include global and European leaders such as AVIC, Cobham, BAE Systems, Magellan Aerospace, Curtiss-Wright, Honeywell, Ultra Electronics, Tods Defence and GA Telesis, in addition to an impressive array of local supply businesses.
The county is also the home to the Dorset Engineering & Manufacturing Cluster (Dorset EMC), which was created to provide a voice for the sector across Dorset, and enable companies to collaborate, increase their sustainability, and help achieve their full potential. The Dorset EMC has evolved into a successful network of 300+ businesses across different supply chains, aiming to provide a voice for variety of sectors within Dorset.