The performance of the automotive industry in the UK is providing plenty of opportunities for suppliers throughout the entire supply chain, from the largest manufacturers to smaller companies offering specialist products. The outlook for the industry is very promising and there are plenty of projects underway on various scales to take advantage of the demand for British made automotive products.
Voith Industrial Services is taking advantage of the situation by investing in a new multi-million pound facility. The supplier makes wheels and tyres for both prestige and high volume car makers, serving customers like Vauxhall and Jaguar Land Rover. They have seen a huge increase in demand over the last few years and have decided to create the most technologically advanced production line in the tyre and wheel field in the UK.
The new facility will be built in Coventry and is set to cover 140,000 sq feet, replacing the existing three buildings and adding an extra 43,000 sq feet in the process. Once completed it will allow faster assembly, reducing the time it takes to complete a unit from 20 seconds to just 12. This will dramatically improve production and should see the number of units manufactured per day rise from the current 4,000.
Voith Industrial Services currently employs around 80 people in its tyre and wheel manufacturing operation. The new facility and higher demand for products means it is likely that the company will need to recruit new staff. This creates the potential for new jobs at the site in the near future.
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