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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

Car production hits 16-year high

The UK produced more cars in the first half of 2016 than in any year since 2000. To read more click here

New business hub for foreign investment set to be based near Birmingham Airport

A new business hub tasked with creating 1,400 jobs and bringing £15m of foreign investment into the Midlands over the next three years, is set to be based near Birmingham Airport. To read more click here

Brexit won’t stop Slovakian factory says Jaguar Land Rover

JLR has said the UK’s decision to leave the EU will not affect its plans to invest in a new plant in Slovakia. To read more click here

Penso plans new jobs after £1m Finance Birmingham backing

Twenty new jobs will be created at an automotive manufacturer after it secured £1 million in fresh investment. To read more click here

JLR supplier confronts skills crisis by launching its own academy

Sertec, a leading supplier to Jaguar Land Rover has confronted its skills gap by setting up its own in-house training academy. To read more click here

Investors wheeled in to take over ambitious manufacturer

MANUFACTURING firm Rimstock, which specialises in alloy and aluminium wheels, has been bought by a consortium led by American investment firms. To read more click here.

Demand for Lighter Auto Parts Propels Alucast to £10m Sales Target

Major opportunities in the automotive sector are promising to help a leading Black Country manufacturer hit the £10m sales mark over the next two years.

Alucast, a specialist supplier of sand gravity and pressure castings, is targeting £3m of new product introductions after impressing car markers and tier1s with its quality and technical expertise. To read more click here




A precision engineering business that works with the aerospace, defence and automotive sectors has been acquired by Black Country group Machined Fabrications. To read more click here

MIRA move for auto manufacturer

Warwickshire-based lightweight automotive components manufacturer Autins Group has relocated to MIRA Technology Park. To read more click here

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