HVM Catapult

Advanced Forming Research Centre HVM Catapult

What is high-value manufacturing?

High value manufacturing (HVM) is the application of leading edge technical knowledge and expertise to the creation of products, production processes and associated services which have strong potential to bring sustainable growth and high economic value to the UK.

What is the HVM Catapult?

Manufacturing is crucial to the success of the UK economy with HVM offering the best opportunities for growth. 

In 2011 the UK Government set up the HVM Catapult to act as the catalyst for growth and success of UK advanced manufacturing; aiming to turn ideas into commercial reality, bridging the gap between academia and industry.

The Advanced Forming Research Centre is one of seven catapult centres across the UK, the only one in Scotland. The centres offer businesses of all sizes and from all sectors access to world-class equipment, expertise and collaborative working opportunities.

Find out more about the HVM Catapult and the other centres.