Manufacturing and Supply

30 October 2014 #SMMT News

Jaguar Land Rover’s new engine manufacturing centre was opened in Wolverhampton today by Her Majesty the Queen. The new facility marks a £500 million investment from the UK manufacturer, and has directly created 1,400 jobs. The new facility will produce

30 October 2014 #SMMT News

UK engine manufacturing turnover expected to increase by £2.5 billion to £10.5 billion by 2016.
Annual engine output set to surpass three million units.
£1 billion invested in UK engine production since 2011.

20 October 2014 #SMMT News

Funding of £5.4 million awarded today by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) will help six UK automotive suppliers win new business and close the skills gap.

20 October 2014 #SMMT News

Ford will create 318 new jobs at its Dagenham plant following an additional investment of £190 million to produce its new range of advanced technology diesel engines.

25 September 2014 #SMMT News

As part of industry and government’s 2014 See Inside Manufacturing initiative, BMW is inviting young women to gain work experience at its UK facilities, in the second year of its Girls Go Technical initiative.

Held during the upcoming half-term holidays (23 – 31 October) the Girls Go Technical BMW work experience programme lets young women get close to the heart of BMW manufacturing at its Hams Hall engine facility, and MINI’s plants in Oxford and Swindon.

11 September 2014 #SMMT News

Ford has reached its landmark three millionth low-carbon diesel engine to be produced at the company’s manufacturing centre in Dagenham. The site produces over 30,000 engines a month, and has been building the small-capacity diesel engines since May 2007.

09 September 2014 #SMMT News

Two thirds of small manufacturers in England feel that increasing sales in the UK will be the source of future growth for their business, according to the latest Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) Barometer. The advisory body attributed positivity in the sector to the millions of pounds that have been invested in the UK automotive industry so far this year.

02 September 2014 #SMMT News

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.

22 August 2014 #SMMT News

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.

22 August 2014 #SMMT News

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.

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