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
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
A Birmingham-based manufacturer Hills Numberplates has secured almost £10 million of new investment. To read more click here
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
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.
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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
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
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