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R&D is a core business activity particularly in the engineering and manufacturing sectors. It helps UK organisations compete globally, through the development of innovative manufacturing and technological products, processes and materials. It helps UK engineering companies expand and contributes to UK economic growth.
R&D is embedded within SFIL’s culture. It drives the innovation needed to meet the challenges of emerging technologies. Over 200 years after it was originally founded, it allows SFIL to remain at the forefront of the world’s most technically driven markets, developing at the pace demanded by its clients and customers.