LCR 4.0: Shaping the manufacturing industry of tomorrow

LCR 4.0 was instrumental in transforming Liverpool City Region’s manufacturing sector through digital innovation. As part of the programme, businesses had access to the expertise, technology and collaboration opportunities they needed to boost productivity and drive innovation.

This website showcases the success of the project and the positive impact it has had on manufacturers in the region.

Success in numbers

156% increase in gross GVA
£53.3m in net GVA by 2021
61 direct new jobs created
125 FTE jobs created
303 SME's supported
248 R&D collaborations
100% co-operated with
research organisations
86%enterprises supported
in developing a new product
71% new products brought
brought to market quicker
43% employment increase
among supported enterprises

Case studies

Heap & Partners

  • Date: 05/04/2018
  • 9 Pillars: Additive Manufacturing and Augmented Reality
  • Sector: Valve Manufacturing

Beverston Engineering

  • Date: 20/11/2017
  • 9 Pillars: Internet of Things
  • Sector: Engineering & Manufacturing

CNC Robotics

  • 9 Pillars: Cloud Computing & Systems Integration
  • Sector: Advanced Engineering


  • 9 Pillars: Used Simulation & App Development
  • Sector: Manufacturing