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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

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


The relationship between manufacturers and the banking sector is “still yet to recover” almost a decade on from the start of the credit crunch, according to a new report by EEF. 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

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

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

Government must secure UK’s industrial sector post Brexit say manufacturers

The Government must shore up confidence and secure the UK’s industrial future as a priority, manufacturers will tell the Business Secretary today. 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

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