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Automotive sector continues upward trajectory

The UK’s automotive sector is set for a record year with 2013 sales forecast at 2.1 million units, a three per cent rise on 2012. According to Clearwater Corporate Finance’s new Global Automotive Report, Ford retained its market leadership, selling one in every seven cars in the UK. The fastest growing sales among big manufacturers […]

Last week’s poll: Jaguar’s aluminium shift

Good news for the automotive industry as Jaguar announces its shift to aluminium chassis will create 1700 new jobs. What’s the most important implication of this announcement? The engineering profession will be the biggest winner from Jaguar Land Rover’s announcement of a shift to aluminium chassis, according to respondents to our poll last week. Over […]

Aluminium decision gives jobs boost for Jaguar Land Rover

Around 1,700 new jobs are to be created at Jaguar Land Rover’s advanced manufacturing facility in Solihull following a decision to invest £1.5bn in advanced aluminium vehicle architecture. Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover chief executive officer believes the introduction of all-new aluminium vehicle architecture will make the company more competitive, flexible and efficient in […]

Engineer Conference opens a window onto manufacturing

We’re a reasonably modest bunch at The Engineer but that character trait is about to obliterated in a bout of blog-friendly self-publicity for the brand. As we hope you are aware, next week sees Birmingham NEC host The Engineer Conference. Taking place on June 4&5, we’ve assembled a rich selection of executive-level speakers from a […]

UK car output remains buoyant

Figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed that UK car output rose 16.6 per cent in April 2013, reversing the decline experienced during the first quarter of 2013. Manufacturing output for April reached 110,033 with 22,278 units destined for the UK market and 87,755 marked for export. Commercial vehicle […]

Ten minutes with Bob Joyce, Jaguar Land Rover

Bob JoyceGroup Engineering Director Jaguar Land Rover Ahead of his opening keynote speech at next month’s Engineer Conference, Jaguar Land Rover’s group engineering director Bob Joyce answers some questions on the future of the UK automotive sector TE: Which new technologies or materials will have the most impact on the car industry over the next […]

Engineer conference will celebrate UK innovation

An exciting new conference organised by The Engineer will feature some of the biggest names in UK manufacturing and highlight excellence in innovation and technology. The Engineer Conference will include high-level speakers from blue chip engineering organisations – including Jaguar Land Rover, Astrium, BAE Systems and Airbus – and pioneers and innovators in fields ranging […]

Recovery hinges on supply chain stability

Editor Jaguar Land Rover’s ongoing success – and UK focus – is in danger if its suppliers are unable to access the right skills, technology and finance. Given the sense of gloom pervading much of the European car industry the comparatively buoyant state of the UK sector – itself seen as a bit of a […]

Jaguar Land Rover to double jobs at new engine factory

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is to increase investment in its new West Midlands engine manufacturing centre from £355m to £500m. The move, announced at the Geneva motor show, is expected to double the number of engineering jobs at the plant, taking the total number of people employed at the site to almost 1,400. The plant, […]