Historic deal by Made in the Midlands saves RAPRA

Made in the Midlands' CEO Jason Pitt; RAPRA director, Steven Shaw; and Made in the Midlands' COO Charles Addison
Made in the Midlands have officially saved the Rubber & Plastics Research Association (RAPRA) in a historic deal for the future of the nation's manufacturing sector.

“Although there is uncertainty globally, I don’t think the future of manufacturing and industrialisation is uncertain,” said Made in the Midlands CEO, Jason Pitt. “I expect to see growth in industry, in particular those businesses and sectors that have invested in R&D. The acquisition of RAPRA will help us to deliver that message more powerfully.”

RAPRA is the leading non-profit membership association that offers impartial specialist support to Industry through a network of world class technical centres. The Association connects companies to leading polymer scientists and engineers to provide short and long term R&D solutions.

RAPRA director, Stephen Shaw explained: “We are very excited and encouraged to see the success that Made in the Midlands and Yorkshire have had in the years that it has been in existence. We are looking forward to working and developing the joint model together in the coming months and years.”

With over 100 years of history, this acquisition signifies a pivotal moment in the development of a future industrial strategy for Great Britain. The continual rise of Industry 4.0 technology will generate increased interest in the services of RAPRA, which will now only be strengthened by the support of Made in the Midlands.

Tom Austin-Morgan

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