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JLR starts work on £1bn eastern European factory

Jaguar Land Rover has started work on its new £1 billion factory in Eastern Europe – the same week as it announced plans to invest £100 million into its Birmingham base.

The 3.2 million sq ft factory in Nitra, Slovakia, will be used to build the a new range of lightweight aluminium vehicles. To read more click here


Automotive group revealed as name behind planned £70m manufacturing facility

Spanish automotive supplier Gestamp has been revealed as the name behind plans for a new £70m manufacturing facility close to the border of Staffordshire and Wolverhampton. To read more click here


Automotive supplier boosts capacity with £1.3m funding deal

A Staffordshire automotive components manufacturer is set to increase annual turnover by 30% after securing a £1.3m funding deal. To read more click here


“BEST EVER” JULY FOR JLR

Luxury car maker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has reported its “best ever” July sales performance. The company sold 44,486 vehicles last month, an increase of 34 per cent on July 2015. Growth was driven by the Land Rover Discovery Sport, the Jaguar XE and the F-PACE. To read more click here


Chinese automotive manufacturing contract to create 40 jobs

A contract to export engine components to China for the production of Ford cars will create 40 jobs in Coventry when work begins in 2018. To read more 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


JLR AGREES MAJOR PROLOGIS PARK EXPANSION

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


250 jobs to be created as JLR expands further

JLR’s special vehicle operations division is to create 250 jobs in the next six months following today’s launch of its technical centre near Coventry. To read more click here


‘JLR effect’ not confined to the UK

The expansion of Jaguar Land Rover is having a beneficial effect for companies in Europe – regardless of the UK’s vote to leave the EU. To read more click here


New jobs and growth at Dunlop Systems and Components

Midland manufacturer Dunlop Systems and Components is creating 15 new jobs and planning to conquer international markets over the next two years after securing a funding deal. To read more click here


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