Automotive News, Late March, 2020

AUTOMOTIVE More than £50m has been invested in the Nissan plant in Sunderland as the firm gears up to build the new Qashqai. The Japanese car-manufacturer said its new press, which weighs over 2,000 tonnes and can exert a pressure of 5,000 tonnes, forms part of its £400m investment in the plant. The Qashqai, which came out in 2006, is the plant's most successful car. Nissan had previously said that a no-deal Brexit could make its European business model "unsustainable". The press took 18 months to ... Read more

Automotive News, Late February, 2020

AUTOMOTIVE Car production has fallen for the fifth month in a row amid weak demand in the UK, new figures reveal. Production for the UK fell by almost a quarter in January compared with a year ago, although exports increased by 4.1%, said the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). https://www.expressandstar.com/news/uk-news/2020/02/27/car-production-falls-for-fifth-month-in-a-row-despite-improvement-in-exports/ Manufacturing at Jaguar Land Rover's UK plants could slow down because of difficulties in getting parts from China due to the coronavirus epidemic. Chief executive Sir Ralf Speth has warned UK production risks being ... Read more

voestalpine Rotec Ltd

voestalpine Rotec offer complete solutions to the automotive industry, with products ranging from simple tubes to complex assembled parts. Our expertise in tube processing and manipulation allows us to support our customers from the design and development stage through to high volume production, utilising the latest technology and manufacturing methods Read more

Reeco Automation

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Automotive News, Late January, 2020

AUTOMOTIVE Concerns have been raised over the future of the Vauxhall car plant in Ellesmere Port after its owners announced the next version of the Astra will not be built there, but in Germany instead. The Rüsselsheim plant, which shares Astra production with Ellesmere Port, has been awarded the next variant of the model, which has traditionally been built at the Cheshire plant for sale in the UK and for export in the European markets badged as Opel. https://www.thebusinessdesk.com/northwest/news/2054054-fears-rise-for-car-plant-after-production-of-next-model-is-moved-to-germany?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NorthWest_20th_Jan_2020_Daily Triumph Motorcycles has formally launched a ... Read more

Automotive News, December 2019

AUTOMOTIVE Luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz is to cut jobs with the aim of making more than €1bn (£840m) in savings by the end of 2022.  The cuts which reports say will lead to more than 1,000 jobs being lost come as the carmaker faces challenges from new, tougher emissions targets.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50416250 ____________________ Carmaker Audi is to cut 9,500 of its 61,000 jobs in Germany between now and 2025 to make more money available for electric vehicles and digital working.The cuts which aim to save €6bn (£5.1bn) ... Read more

Renishaw Plc

Our Metrology products help manufacturers to maximise production output, significantly reduce the time taken to produce and inspect components, and keep their machines running reliably. In the fields of industrial automation and motion systems, our position measurement and calibration systems allow machine builders to manufacture highly accurate and reliable products. The product range includes: Additive manufacturing (AM) Advanced metal AM systems for direct ... Read more

Automotive News, Late October, 2019

AUTOMOTIVE The UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market declined -23.5% in September, according to the latest figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 41,216 LCVs were registered in the month, down some 12,632 units on September 2018, as regulatory changes, coupled with economic and political uncertainty, impacted the market. https://www.smmt.co.uk/2019/10/uk-new-van-market-falls-23-5-in-september/ The UK new car market declined -2.5% in the first three quarters of the year, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders ... Read more

Laser Process Ltd

Background Based in the Midlands, Laser Process is ideally situated to provide a nationwide service. With a highly experienced team, the company has built its reputation on providing a reliable, friendly service. Capability Laser Process is committed to investing in the latest laser cutting technology. Our skilled team use ‘state of the art’ high speed laser cutters, plus CNC pressbrake bending machinery. We provide ... Read more

Automotive News, September 2019

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will shut down production in all its UK plants, including Halewood on Merseyside, for a week, starting from November 4. The manufacturing giant blamed the uncertainty of Brexit and other external factors on the decision to cease production. https://www.thebusinessdesk.com/northwest/news/2048771-car-giant-to-close-factories-for-a-week-over-brexit-uncertainty?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NorthWest_27th_Sep_2019_Daily Read more
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