Cumbria Manufacturing Alliance

Cumbria Manufacturing Alliance is made up of two of the UK’s leading Engineering companies;

Bendalls Engineering and West Cumberland Engineering, alongside strategic nuclear partners from across cumbria to combine respective resources, capabilities, and core competencies to generate mutual interests in designing, manufacturing and distribution of goods and services.

With a combined workforce of almost 1200 and workspace of almost 550,000sq ft / 50,000sqm across 25 businesses in Cumbria. CMA can be widely utilised for design, welding, fabrication, precision machining, coatings, robotics, electrical, prototyping, assembly, testing, inspection, storage, specialist handing, installation, distribution, material & consumable supply and training.


To promote and enhance the competitiveness and resilience of Cumbria’s manufacturing industry by providing a platform for collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and skills development. We aim to create a Cumbrian manufacturing community that embraces sustainability, emerging technologies, creates high-value jobs and economic growth for the region.


To inspire and support manufacturing excellence in Cumbria, where collaborative businesses can grow and prosper while driving innovation and contributing to the economic development of the region.