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McLaren Automotive to manufacture high performance car in UK

18 March 2010 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

McLaren Automotive has confirmed that it will manufacture a range of highly efficient, high-performance sports cars at its new McLaren Production Centre (MPC).

The £40 million production centre, located at the McLaren Group’s headquarters in Woking, will highlight the UK’s manufacturing and technological expertise. The plant will begin the production of the MP4-12C, a high performance sports car, from spring 2011. Creating up to 300 new jobs, the MPC will support a total of up to 800 jobs and manufacture nearly 4,000 cars by the middle of the decade. 
Chairman of McLaren Automotive Ron Dennis said, “Today’s announcements confirm our intention to challenge convention at the highest levels of automotive design, from a high-tech home that I am proud to say will deliver jobs, expertise and innovation in manufacturing and engineering.”
As the global motor industry continues to endure difficult times, McLaren’s choice to set up a plant in the UK demonstrates the dedication of global companies to UK jobs and facilities. Home to seven volume car manufacturers and nine commercial vehicle manufacturers, the UK automotive manufacturing industry directly employs over 150,000 people, is the world’s second largest premium car producer and a leading engine producer.
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