Advanced Forming Research Centre

The Advanced Forming Research Centre is a globally-recognised centre of excellence in innovative manufacturing technologies, R&D, and metal forming and forging research.

At the heart of Scotland’s manufacturing research and development sector, the AFRC is the country’s only High Value Manufacturing Catapult centre; one of only seven in the UK.

AFRC works with all types of organisations: from global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) all the way through to local manufacturing companies.


Advanced Forming Research Centre
85 Inchinnan Drive


0141 534 5200

It is fantastic that Renfrewshire has been chosen as the home for the National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland. It is recognition of our growing position within the international manufacturing sector.

Bob Grant
Chief Executive, Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce

Developing a world-class location for advanced manufacturing

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