The Engineering and Manufacturing (EAM) sector has been a strong driver of the Angus economy with growth outpacing both Aberdeen City and Shire. The EAM sector in Angus is more productive than the Scottish sector as a whole, with Gross Value Added (GVA) per head amounting to 122% of the Scottish average. Latest figures show Angus as home to 230 manufacturing companies, accounting for 3% of all Scottish companies in the sector and 6% of all businesses in the area. Angus has a higher concentration of EAM firms with more than 50 employees than Scotland as a whole.

Sector support:

  • supporting and developing industry skills
  • supporting industry start-ups and businesses wishing to grow
  • supporting businesses who wish to enter new markets
  • improving communication across the sector
  • facilitating greater collaboration within the sector
  • strengthening local supply chains
  • presenting a ‘whole Angus’ message at key events and exhibitions
Hydrus in production

"Angus Council’s Business team was very helpful and worked proactively and flexibly with us. It was a very positive experience. In the four years Hydrus has been in Brechin, Angus has proved to be a very good location. Costs are lower than in Aberdeen, there’s a highly skilled workforce available locally, the transport network is very good, with easy access to the A90 and the deep sea port at Montrose – and, of course, there are the many benefits of living in Angus."

Martin Anderson, Managing Director, Hydrus