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Brexit ‘Will not impact planned JLR investment’ – Bhattacharyya

Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya, founder and chairman of Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), has said he does not believe Brexit will impact the planned investment by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) in the West Midlands. To read more click here

JLR’s record year dented by Chinese headwinds

Turbulence in China has had an adverse impact on the full year performance of vehicle manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover. To read more click here

New strategy pays off at Cosworth

A strategic restructure has paid off at high-performance engine maker Cosworth Group. To read more click here

Welcome to the debut of Automechanika Birmingham!

The world’s leading exhibition for the automotive supply chain and aftermarket comes to the UK for the very first time, from 7-9 June. To read more click here

UK automotive sector achieves record £69.5bn turnover

FIGURES released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) confirm the the UK automotive industry is breaking new records.
SMMT’s 16th annual Sustainability Report reveals turnover hit an all-time high of £69.5bn in 2014. To read more click here


UK supply chain in danger of collapse, warns FTA

The UK supply chain faces severe disruption or even collapse unless the Government acts to ensure tighter control of the Calais migrant problem.The warning comes from  the Freight Transport Association, which said its members were becoming increasingly more concerned about the issue.The migrant population has risen to around 3,000, as those fleeing North Africa and Middle East make their way to Calais in the hope of crossing the Channel to Britain. To read more click here.

Most West Midland SMEs failing to make provision for interest rate rise

THE majority of business owners and managers in the West Midlands are not planning to implement any special measures to cope with future Bank of England interest rate rises, despite 84% expecting an increase before the end of 2016. To read more click here

Strong UK demand bolsters car production figures

UK car production fell almost 3% in February although continuing strong demand from the home market helped to bolster the industry. To read more click here

Jaguar Land Rover confirms new model

VEHICLE manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed it is to put into full production a convertible version of its best-selling Range Rover Evoque. To read more click here.

Manufacturing activity picks up in February – CBI

Activity levels in the UK manufacturing sector picked up during February. To read more click here

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