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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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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