West Midlands component suppliers experience growth

The majority of component suppliers in the West Midlands have enjoyed a major year of growth, it was announced last night at the annual Manufacturing Advisory Service-West Midlands (MAS-WM) Auto Director’s meeting.

Good news included investment of £1bn by global car manufacturers, a 31 per cent increase in export orders and early estimates suggesting that more than 1,500 jobs have been created in 2011.

Companies across powertrain, precision components, body and interior trim products have reported volume increases and are expecting continued growth after BMW, JLR, Nissan, Vauxhall and Toyota strengthened their commitment to bases in the Midlands, the North East and the South.