NPL is applying the latest advances in measurement science, engineering and technology to fast-track UK manufacturing and help industry gain a competitive edge on the global stage. We help businesses, big and small, to become more competitive, sustainable and efficient through the application of better measurement, from raw materials to end-product quality assurance.

Accelerating uptake of composite materials

Opening a new facility to help UK industry secure a share of a global market set to reach $105.8 billion by 2020


Developing new standards for additive manufacturing

Unlocking the benefits of reduction of wastage, increased flexibility and efficiency for industry


Paving the way to smart factories

Working to establish a National Sensor Systems Innovation Centre, bringing together industry and academia to accelerate the development and commercialisation of sensor technology


Supporting digitally-enabled supply chains

Aiming to establish the UK’s supply chains in a world-leading position, enabling businesses to become highly flexible, efficient, traceable and responsive to customer needs


Our approach

We’re growing the economic impact and competitiveness of UK manufacturing, by helping businesses big and small to harness the potential of the digitally-enabled supply chain and take advantage of new materials and processes, like composites and additive manufacturing, to become more responsive, sustainable, and efficient.

We make your impossible possible

If you have an advanced manufacturing challenge, get in touch with us to find out how we can help make your impossible possible.