AMF Member Showcase – Innovations and Developments in Advanced Manufacturing across North East England

Host: Alan Metcalfe, AMF Board Member, Advanced Manufacturing Forum

The Advanced Manufacturing Forum (AMF) is a membership network which was established by the private sector to offer a single voice on behalf of the manufacturing community across North East England. The AMF engages with members and the wider business community to exchange ideas and knowledge to create business growth and success opportunities within the manufacturing industry.

This session will showcase a range of member companies and showcase the diverse range of businesses that make up the manufacturing community across North East England. They will share what they are doing that’s different, innovations and developments that they are spear heading in the industry.


John Holmes, Reprotec Group - Reprotec Group is a leading specialist in surface repair and protection technology. With almost 30 years of experience as a resin flooring and specialist contractor, they provide innovative and environmentally friendly resin repair and protection systems for any surface.

Caroline Lofthouse, Hydraulic & Offshore Supplies (HOS) - HOS is a specialist supplier of hydraulic hose, hose assemblies, tube, fittings, instrumentation and pipeline materials. They have 30+ years’ experience supporting customers across engineering-led sectors.

Peter Oram, Evolution - Evolution offers a variety of services aimed at controlling stock and reducing spend on engineering, maintenance and indirect materials for the manufacturing and process industries.

With the hot topic in the region being innovation – in celebration of the Great Exhibition of the North – speakers will focus on how their business has embraced innovation and what they are doing different in the manufacturing sector.

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