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We help Scottish manufacturers, large and small, to grow sales, reduce costs, maximise efficiency and become more successful. 

Our tailored manufacturing improvement support can help you develop new products, services or processes and/or improve existing ones.

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Other ways we can help

Our wide ranging support for companies of all sizes includes dedicated advice on exporting, innovation, organisation and leadership development and manufacturing, as well as providing investment and grants.

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Transforming Scotland's manufacturing sector

We can help you:

  • Improve the efficiency and productivity of your business
  • Test ideas for a new product or service
  • Invest in new equipment and processes
  • Update or renew a current product or service
  • Explore new solutions to problems
  • Redesign your processes and work practices to enhance efficiency
  • Collaborate with others to address challenges

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How our services help companies like yours

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Alexander Dennis Enviro500

Innovation opens new markets for Alexander Dennis

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Jerba Campervans

You don’t have to be big to do lean management

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Jas P Wilson's innovation journey

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Alex Feechan, founder of Findra

Innovation support accelerates FINDRA success

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Nano-fibre finds new uses

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Making Smarter in Scotland Conference

Wednesday 30 May, Glasgow

The SMAS National Manufacturing Conference will help you cut through the hype and navigate solutions to future proof your business. 

  • World-leading speakers
  • Industry case studies
  • Panel discussions
  • Speakers' corner and exhibition
  • Networking

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Tokheim - innovation case study

How our support helped Tokheim invest in innovation

Tokheim is the largest manufacturer of fuel dispensers in Europe. General manager Ken Scobie talks about the innovations Tokheim has invested in with our support.

The support the company received ranged from workplace innovation through to engaging with the deeper innovation support service to develop Tokheim’s paint shop and pre-treatment facility.

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New research facility

Greenlight for £8.9 million Lightweight Manufacturing Centre

This new hub, based in Renfrew, will be part of Strathclyde University's Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC).

It will allow Scottish companies to develop new manufacturing processes using lightweight materials such as titanium and carbon fibre, increasingly used in the aerospace, automotive, oil and gas and renewables industries.

Read more in the brochure (PDF, 4.2 MB)

Be the change you want to see

Support from SMAS

The Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS) can help your business become more profitable, competitive and successful. 

Talk to us about your plans for change and get a tailored manufacturing review for your business.

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Comment and insight from across Scotland's business community

Up to £5,000 of innovation funding for your business


Funds to develop a commercial idea and sell it abroad

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Staels Design

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How innovation helped Staels Design provide cool solutions

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Scottish manufacturing

Cultivating Scotland's potential

An eight-point action plan

  1. Leadership
  2. Skills
  3. Circular economy
  4. Energy efficiency and decarbonisation
  5. Competitive infrastructure
  6. Investment in SMART manufacturing
  7. Supply chain capability
  8. Technology and innovation

Read Scotland's manufacturing action plan

How efficient is your business?

Explore the benefits of a circular economy in this short video

Want to increase your profits by reducing your energy and environmental costs? Our sustainability specialist support can help you develop an action plan to improve efficiency in areas such as energy, water, waste and transport.

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Finance your research

You could be eligible for an R&D grant

Planning to develop a new product or service or implement a significant new production process? Maybe you're looking to improve production by introducing new techniques, equipment or software? If you are, we can help.

Big or small, your business could be eligible for an R&D grant to develop new products, prototypes or processes.

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