Ford will recruit a further 250 employees to its Dagenham engine plant as part of a £380 million project, which is joint-funded by government’s Regional Growth Fund.
It has been announced that Dr Andy Palmer CMG will become Aston Martin’s new Chief Executive Officer.
British-born Palmer will join the Gaydon-based luxury and sports car manufacturer from his current position as Chief Planning Officer at Nissan Motor Corporation.
The Energy Saving Trust and Transport for London (TfL) have announced a new initiative to help businesses in Greater London increase their use of ultra-low emission vans and light trucks.
The UK car market is constantly changing; models, niches and trends come and go, but for the past 42 years there has been one constant. Currently exhibiting at SMMT’s Westminster showroom,
Ford’s sustained market performance makes it ideal to show how buying trends have changed in recent years.
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Advanced manufacturing and transport technology SMEs based in the West Midlands could be eligible for grant funding of up to £16,000, thanks to Black Country Gold.
Bentley has announced a number of upskilling initiatives to strengthen the skills of current employees and provide a pool of fresh manufacturing talent. The initiatives will see increased investment in training facilities and the largest intake of apprentices that Bentley has seen in a decade.
Toyota’s engine manufacturing facility in Deeside, North Wales has switched on 13,000 solar panels, generating enough renewable energy to power the production of 22,500 engines.
The solar array, which shares a similar footprint to eight football pitches, can produce up to 3,475,000kWh electricity a year, providing 10% of the energy required at the site.
Engine manufacturing output fell 10.2% compared to July 2013 to 205,907 units.
Year-to-date production remains stable at 1,513,350 – a drop of 2.3%.
Long-term outlook is bright for UK engine production as the EU market recovery continues, and with new facilities set to begin assembly over the coming months.