North East England has an unrivalled ecosystem which enables electrification companies to fit seamlessly with a collaborative and innovative approach which benefits the entire supply chain. Our integrated partnerships ensures that the investment journey is well supported throughout.

Our region’s assets, R&D capabilities and innovation hubs are located in close proximity to global OEMs, supply chain companies and development sites ideal for the electrification sector.

ZIV Automation

ZIV provides HV-MV-LV Automation Solutions with a wide range of high-tech equipment and systems

NTG Precision Engineers (NTG)

NTG operates in a modern manufacturing facility in Gateshead, with the latest precision-engineering equipment. Their dedicated, highly skilled team deliver class-leading components and engineering solutions.

Elring Klinger

Elring Klinger is helping to shape technological change with highly competitive, top-quality product solutions

Connected Energy

Advanced Energy Storage Solutions
The second-life battery specialists – pioneering the Circular Economy

National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD)

The National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD) supports organisations learn about their data and the skills needed to become more productive

Zero Carbon Futures

Zero Carbon Futures is a strategic consultancy offering project delivery, marketing, training and insight into low carbon vehicles and future city technologies

North East Battery Alliance (NEBA)

The North East Battery Alliance is a collaborative partnership of North East regional universities, research centres and manufacturers. It aims to raise awareness of the region as a leading hub for the battery industry.

Northumberland Energy Park (phase 2)

Northumberland Energy Park Phase 2 is located within Energy Central. The site offers 35 hectares of greenfield land and is the location of the North Sea Link (UK/Norway Interconnector site) which is the longest subsea interconnector in the world.


Ashwood Business Park is strategically located within South East Northumberland with excellent connectivity

Panther Court

The development is situated adjacent to the established Drum Industrial estate which comprises a number of national and local industrial and distribution businesses.

Forrest Park

Forrest Park is a new strategically located industrial/warehouse development.

Merchant Park

Merchant Park is a 65-acre development at Aycliffe Business Park on J59 of the A1(M).

Intergra 61

Integra 61 provides a large scale logistics and manufacturing development, where up to 281,000 m2 can be delivered bespoke to occupier requirements.

Jade Business Park

Jade Business Park is a premier location for distribution, technology and advanced manufacturing companies looking for premises in the ideal location to service their suppliers in the UK and the rest of the world

International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP)

IAMP is a 150-hectare greenfield site is being brought forward to accommodate the next generation of advanced manufacturing projects, particularly those linked to electrification and other leading-edge environmental technologies.

Derwentside College

Further education college in Consett, County Durham offering a wide range of courses

East College Durham

Further education college in Peterlee, County Durham offering a wide range of courses

Tyne Met College

Further education college in North Tyneside offering a wide range of courses

South Tyneside College

Further education college in South Shields, South Tyneside offering a wide range of courses

Bishop Auckland College

Further education college in Bishop Auckland, County Durham offering a wide range of courses

Northumberland College

Northumberland College is the largest provider of education and training in Northumberland

Sunderland College

Sunderland College, is a further education college based in Sunderland, with over 10,000 students and a diverse curicculum

New College Durham

New College Durham is rated in the top 10% of colleges in the UK for achievement in Further Education and apprenticeships with over 250 courses to choose from.

Gateshead College

Gateshead College is officially No.1 College in England by student achievement

Newcastle College

Newcastle College is a further education and higher education college, with more than 16,000 students enrolled each year.

Teesside University

Teesside University has its main campus in Middlesbrough, it has over 21,000 students studying in the UK.

Northumbria University

Northumbria University is based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, is ranked In The Top 50 UK Universities – Guardian University Guide 2022.

Sunderland University

The University of Sunderland is recognised as one of the great, modern, civic universities. Acknowledged as one of the UK’s top providers of transnational education with over 5,000 students studying for University of Sunderland academic awards with 21 partners across the world.

Newcastle University

Newcastle University is a global leader in ageing and health, data, energy, cities, and the creative arts. The university welcomes more than 28,000 students from 140 countries and is one of the top 150 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2022).

Durham University

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, Durham University is ranked 82nd in the QS World University Rankings (2022).

North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA)

The North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) is an industry-led automotive cluster, established to support the economic sustainable growth and competitiveness of the automotive sector in the North East of England.

Advanced Electric Machines (AEM)

AEM deliver sustainable electric powertrain technologies in the world with market leading performance, removing rare earth materials with no compromise.

Curtis Instruments

Curtis is a leading electrification partner to OEMs across a broad range of markets including material handling, golf and recreational vehicles, mobile elevated work platforms, construction, agriculture, turf care, marine, medical mobility and select on-road segments.

Turntide Technologies

Turntide Technologies is a US-based business that makes intelligent, sustainable motor systems. Turntide applies its Technology for Sustainable Operations across buildings, agriculture, and transportation sectors.

Hyperdrive Innovation

Hyperdrive Innovation designs, develops and manufactures lithium ion battery systems.

Avid Technology

AVID is a leader in the design and manufacture of electrified powertrain components and systems for heavy-duty and high-performance electric (EV) and hybrid vehicles (HEV).


Komatsu UK Ltd. manufactures medium-size and large crawler excavators (20 to 70 tonnes) and working gear excavators

Hitachi Rail

Hitachi Newton Aycliffe is a railway rolling stock assembly plant.

Nissan MNUK

Nissan Motor Manufacturing Ltd is one of the most productive car manufacturing plants in Europe, located in Sunderland.

Farraday Institute

Faraday Institution North East (FINE), is to bring together multiple bodies in the battery innovation ecosystem including research and innovation centres, education and skills organisations, regional and national government and policy representatives, and battery cell manufacturers and associated supply chain partners so that they are working together to identify and act upon prospects to accelerate innovation.

Durham Energy Institute (DEI)

Durham Energy Institute delivers understanding, leadership and solutions for energy decarbonisation and the transition to net-zero.


CPI helps companies to develop, prove, prototype and commercialise next generation products and processes.

Driving the Electric Revolution (DER)

Driving the Electric Revolution, Industrialisation Centres (DER-IC) is a UK-wide project to accelerate delivery of Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD) manufacturing processes, with facilities in Newcastle University and Sunderland.

Britishvolt (under construction)

Britishvolt is a manufacturer in battery technologies, powering an electrified future, the UK company plan to build a 30GWh Gigaplant in Northumberland (under construction).

Envision (under construction)

Envision AESC is a world leader in the development of EV battery technology, its second battery facility (35 GWh) in Sunderland is under construction.

Envision (current)

Envision AESC is a world leader in the development of EV battery technology, with a 1.5 GWh battery plant in Sunderland.