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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

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


A planning application which could pave the way for the development of a new low carbon technology centre in Coventry where car manufacturers will test the next generation of engines has been given the green light.

The project is led by Coventry University and German vehicle systems manufacturer FEV, which are in talks regarding a potential strategic collaboration. To read more click here

J H Lavender invests in the future

Aluminium diecasting business JH Lavender & Co has marked its 100th year in business by investing £2m in its future. To read more click here

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


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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