Yorkshire and Humber MEP welcomes Boeing to Steel City
Yorkshire MEP Amjad Bashir has welcomed news that aerospace giant Boeing will make Sheffield the site of its first factory in Europe in a Â£20m deal.
Boeing Sheffield will make hi-tech components for aircraft in a plant beside the Parkway next to the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre at Waverley, on the Sheffield-Rotherham border. Mr Bashir said the deal was huge news for the city and a boost to its reputation for advanced manufacturing, coming just weeks after supercar company McLaren announced plans for a £50m factory in the area. The Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and The Humber added: “This is brilliant news for Sheffield, South Yorkshire and indeed, for Yorkshire. Coming hot on the heels of the McLaren announcement it’s hugely exciting to see big-name global operations seeking out this region.”