Welcome to NEPIC
NEPIC's members are Chemical, Petrochemical, Polymer, Specialty Chemical, Fine Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Composites, Bioresources, Biofuels and Renewable Materials and Energy Companies. As well as companies and organisations in their various supply chains all working in partnership through NEPIC to improve the economic environment in which they operate.
Working through the cluster they are improving productivity & efficiency, continuously updating the infrastructure of this industrial locality, informing stakeholders and growing the skills base. They cooperate through the Cluster to promote the regions capabilities as well as the capability of individual member companies. All of this work is aimed at the rejuvenation and growth these key hi-tech advanced manufacturing industries while leading them into a lower carbon sustainable future.
The North East of England Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) is a stand-alone company, limited by guarantee, which was created and is owned by its member companies to represent the companies and supply chain of the Process Industry in the region.
Through a high level of engagement with its member companies and the credibility and support NEPIC receives from both public and private sector stakeholders, it has become a unified voice for the Process Industry in the North East England, where a substantial part of the UKs chemical, petrochemical, speciality chemical, pharmaceutical, polymer, biotechnology industries are based.
NEPIC, which is lead by senior industrialists, has a reputation for delivery of projects that enhance the sustainability of the Process Industry Sector. These projects are identified, developed and delivered through a series of Thrust Teams set up by the industry. These include:
- Growth & Investment
- Marketing & Communication
- Productivity & Efficiency
- Skills & Education
- SME Development & Trade
- Engineering for Process
- Integrated Manufacturers Forum
- Transport Biofuels
In all of these areas significant results have been achieved through the cluster providing a conduit for the industry to collaborate, identify issues and work together to address them. Perhaps the most significant impact of the cluster will be seen via the continued support the Cluster receives from its members and regional and national government agencies. Who recognise that through NEPIC they have been able to generate an internationally recognised cluster noted for its excellence in engagement, communication and level of support it delivers to its members.
The role of the NEPIC industry Leadership Team is: “To provide industry leadership to define and prioritise what is needed to sustain existing and attract new process industries to North East England."