Month: February 2017

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McLaren to open a new facility in Sheffield, creating 200 automotive jobs

McLaren Automotive, the sister company of the Formula 1 team, has revealed plans to open a new £50 million facility in Sheffield. The manufacturing plant (to be known as the composites technology centre) will be producing carbon fibre chassis for use in their sports cars. A site in Sheffield close to the University’s advanced manufacturing research centre has been chosen. The facility will open in 2020 and create approximately 200 new automotive jobs. Continue Reading

A greater number of advanced materials are set to enter mainstream manufacture

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What impact would the sale of Vauxhall and Opel have?

One of the biggest news stories currently in the motor trade is the potential sale of Vauxhall and the Opel brand. Current owner General Motors has been struggling with its European operations in recent years, making losses on the brands. They are said to be mulling over the thought of selling. Continue Reading

Panel beating is a £5billion a year industry

At present there are some 37 million motor vehicles which are licensed to be on the roads of the UK. The overwhelming majority of these – around 81% – are cars. This is quite remarkable information, and in many respects stands testament to just how successful the British automotive sector has been over the course of the last decade. Continue Reading

An interesting shift in the type of commercial vehicles being demanded

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) recently released the first reports relating to the performance of the UK automotive sector in 2017. Information released in respect of commercial vehicle sales and registrations during January have shown that growth levels have continued to increase. Whilst the growth has increased once again, it is interesting to note a shift in terms of the type of commercial vehicles being registered. Continue Reading

The motor industry has the most complex supply chains

Car makers arguably have the most complex global supply chains, both in terms of up and downstream. A single brand can have plants in numerous countries, source parts from even more, and then sell finished vehicles in all corners of the globe. This is more international than any other business in any industry is likely to have to contend with. Continue Reading