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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


Merger deal for manufacturer which works with F1 teams

i2M teams up with Progressive Technology to offer broader range of manufacturing services to clients. To read more click here


Jaguar to invest £100m in Castle Bromwich plant

All of Jaguar’s sports and saloon car manufacturing will return to its plant in north Birmingham after the company announced a new £100 million investment which will “future proof” the base. To read more click here


NEW UPDATED QUALITY STANDARD

SMMT announces the completion of a newly updated quality standard ISO/TS 16949:2016. This updated standard provides enhanced support to component and vehicle manufacturers through continuous development of processes, materials and techniques. To read more click here


JLR TO LAUNCH ‘SEMI-AUTONOMOUS’ RANGE ROVER

JLR has revealed its new Range Rover model, which will include semi-autonomous technology. To read more click here


Midlands Engine’s North American trade visit seeks businesses

The Department for International Trade is leading the first Midlands Engine market visit to North America and is looking for businesses to join the trip. 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


MANUFACTURERS SELF-FINANCING CONTINUES – EEF

The relationship between manufacturers and the banking sector is “still yet to recover” almost a decade on from the start of the credit crunch, according to a new report by EEF. To read more click here


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