Wrexham is a major centre of industrial growth in the UK. The thriving business community consists of everything from small indigenous operations to major multi-nationals and world class companies.
Renowned international companies in Wrexham include Kellogg's, JCB, Duracell, Tetrapak, Cadburys, Continental Can, Calypso, Owens Corning, Sharp, Hoya and Brother Industries.
The spirit and efforts of local people, with tremendous support from public sector agencies, the voluntary sector and the private business sector, have transformed Wrexham to make it the powerhouse of the North Wales economy and a diverse, advanced manufacturing centre. Wrexham Industrial Estate is now the largest industrial estate in Wales and the third largest in the UK.
A great many organisations have made substantial investments in the area. The fact that they continue to thrive and maintain their commitment demonstrates that, as a location, Wrexham provides a business environment in which they can prosper, flourish and feel confident enough to expand and re-invest. Wrexham is within just two hours drive of one third of the UK's population and half of its manufacturing industries.
Engineering, automotive components, packaging, healthcare/medical/pharmaceutical, electronics, optical fibres/opto-electronics, food processing, aerospace, chemicals and plastics are all strongly represented in the area.
Many Wrexham companies are at the cutting edge of science and technology. Wrexham Technology Park accommodates high tech companies involved in computing, medical and pharmaceutical businesses. Research in science and technology at North East Wales Institure (NEWI), Wrexham's University of Wales' Associated College, complements the work at the Med Tech Centre, which links to the Wrexham Maelor Hospital and the Wrexham Medical Institute.
The Wrexham Science Festival is the largest in England and Wales and continues to flourish. The Festival, held each spring, promotes science and technology through an array of entertaining events where internationally famous scientists and business people meet with students and school children.
There are plenty of high quality factory units and office accommodation available in Wrexham, which is well known for its multi-skilled and disciplined workforce. The County Borough has an enviable reputation for labour relations, productivity and co-operation. On average, one new company each week is established in the area.
Any company, large or small, contemplating a move to Wrexham will find, in the Council's Business Development Team, a group of dedicated professionals who will do their very best to cater for their every need.
Wrexham is home to the North Wales Crown Prosecution Service and the North East Wales Office for the Probation Service which supports the existing Crown and Magistrates Courts. The headquarters of the North East Wales Division of the North Wales Police are based in Wrexham, and serve nearly half the population of North Wales.