Coventry's Manufacturing Technology Centre will now play a key role in helping to shape manufacturing policy for the UK.
The Ansty Park based facility has become a member of the influential All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group.
The group is a cross-party coalition of parliamentarians and manufacturing industry organisations.
Manufacturing Technology Centre chief executive Clive Hickman, who will represent the MTC on the all-party group said he was delighted to get the opportunity to promote manufacturing on such an influential group.
“The role of the MTC is to inspire British manufacturing, to deliver manufacturing system solutions and to influence and inform UK industrial strategies. Membership of the All-Party Manufacturing Group puts us in a prime position to deliver these objectives,” he said.