July 2016

Monthly Archives

Hills Numberplates secures new £10m funding round

A Birmingham-based manufacturer Hills Numberplates has secured almost £10 million of new investment. To read more click here

Automotive manufacturer outlines flotation plans

The Autins Group which started life making parts for the original Mini has revealed its intention to float on the London Stock Exchange. To read more click here

Car production hits 16-year high

The UK produced more cars in the first half of 2016 than in any year since 2000. To read more click here

Advanced Manufacturing: Risks & Rewards

The future of the advanced manufacturing industry in the West Midlands is taking on critical importance not just for the new Midlands Engine but for the UK economy as a whole.
Taking place at the Manufacturing Technology Centre at Ansty Park, near Coventry on Thursday September 22, a special panel of business representatives will discuss the main issues and offer their advice on how firms should proceed.

To register for this event click here

£35m supercar deal puts manufacturer in higher gear

 Manufacturer Ricardo has won a £35m contract to supply a transmission system for a luxury supercar that will enter production later this year. To read more click here

Black Country Chamber appoints new chief executive

Black Country Chamber of Commerce has appointed a new chief executive. To read more click here

Birmingham to house new Midlands foreign investment hub

A new hub tasked with delivering more high-value foreign investment projects into the Midlands region will be based in Birmingham city centre. To read more click here

250 jobs to go at manufacturer as JLR contract ends

 GKN Driveline is cutting 40% of its workforce in Telford after failing to fill the gap left by a Jaguar Land Rover contract that had come to an end. To read more click here


JLR has struck a deal to massively expand its presence at Prologis Park Ryton. To read more click here

Aston Martin reveals new F1-inspired hypercar

Aston Martin has unveiled the ground-breaking hypercar it is developing in partnership with Formula One’s Red Bull Racing team. To read more click here

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