Relocating to Neath Port Talbot
Neath Port Talbot County Borough is located at the centre of the
South Wales economy along the M4 corridor with
direct access to London, the South East of England, other parts of
the UK and Europe.
The area has a strong mix of manufacturing and
service sector industries and a share of well-known companies with
specific expertise in steel, electronics,
automotive components, general and precision engineering.
The Corus Group, taken over by India's Tata Steel in early 2007
created the world's fifth-largest steel group. It
directly employs some 3000 people at its plant in Port Talbot and
also provides numerous contracting opportunities for local people
Although manufacturing is still key to the local economy, other
sectors are emerging.
Wales' first biomass renewable energy plant
has been constructed while GE Energy, one of the worlds
largest companies invested £500m in a power station containing the
latest gas turbine technology.
Multi million pound infrastructure and regeneration
projects are also generating a significant increase in employment
in the construction sector while the tourism industry now provides
jobs to more than 1000 people, attracting over 1.3m visitors and
contributing over £65m to the local economy (2005).
The Baglan Energy
Park development which revived a former industrial
area has won the British Urban Regeneration Association (BURA) for
best practice in regeneration, one of only two projects in Wales to
win an award. The project which revived a former industrial area is
attracting world class companies and once completed is expected to
create approximately 3000 jobs.
The success of the area is attributed to the excellent
infrastructure, good communications and the quality of the labour
Businesses looking to relocate to the Neath Port Talbot area may
find the NPT Property Register useful. This contains information on
available office and industrial premises as well as potential
development sites across the borough. The property register can be
viewed through the following link: NPT Property