Automotive supplier Brose is reinforcing its commitment to the West Midlands by investing £15m into new technology and the latest automation.
Brose UK, a specialist of mechatronic systems and electric motors, is embarking on major expansion at its Coventry plant to help it meet increased orders. The company is also planning to take its workforce from 190 to 280 over the next 12 months, including continuing to support 14 apprentices in their training and development.
Thomas Kohlbauer, Managing Director, commented, “2013 will be an exciting and challenging year for Brose UK, as we look to build on recent investments in the UK automotive industry and a growing desire to introduce new models here.
“Our success stems from creating long-term working partnerships with our customers and the investments we are making now and in coming years, will ensure we remain a key element of a world-class manufacturing supply chain.”
From its 11,000sq metre facility, the company manufactures a range of window regulators and adjuster systems for front and rear seats. Current customers include Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Toyota and Volvo.
Another major aim for Brose UK in 2013 is to increase the content of locally sourced components in its systems. This has already seen the recruitment of two new UK suppliers, including one company based in the West Midlands.