The Company's Objective

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The Weir Group PLC is an engineering solutions provider headquartered in Glasgow and employing more than 14,000 people across its global operations.

´╗┐The business provides equipment and services in three main markets - mining, oil and gas and power. Weir has a proud history of developing ground-breaking equipment for its served markets and innovation is a key pillar of its strategy. Technological differentiation in the minerals, oil and gas and power markets can provide Weir with competitive advantage and enable it to continually enhance the experience of its customers.

With a strong research and development framework already in place, Weir identified collaboration with the University of Strathclyde as a critical opportunity to develop 'blue sky' technologies for all its served markets and add value to the existing innovation efforts taking place across the Group. This led to the establishment of the Weir Advanced Research Centre, where senior Weir engineers work side-by-side with leading engineering academics to develop product solutions and core technology positions which can be leveraged across the Group.

Since the centre was established in 2011, it has generated valuable, patent protected technologies.