Warwick Manufacturing Group was originally founded in 1980 by Kumar Bhattacharyya to support the reinvigoration of UK manufacturing through research and knowledge transfer. Bhattacharyya still acts as director of the group and has since been made a life peer.
WMG is based in four buildings on the University of Warwick campus:
International Automotive Research Centre
International Manufacturing Centre
Engineering Management Building (Westwood campus)
International Digital Laboratory (completed in 2008)
In 2007, the Group rebranded with the abbreviated title of WMG (instead of Warwick Manufacturing Group) to reflect its move into a more diverse range of activities with partners in a number of different sectors, not just manufacturing.
Research in WMG is organised into three main theme areas: