JAGUAR Land Rover has postponed its development of a major technology park intended to create thousands of jobs in Coventry. The firm was set to invest approximately £500million into the 60-acre ‘Whitley South’ research and development site in the city, next to its existing headquarters. A spokesperson said: “As a responsible business we are continuously reviewing our strategic decisions in line with business need. “The automotive industry is facing unprecedented challenges with external headwinds continuing to impact sales. “We have therefore taken the decision to postpone the development of the Jaguar Land Rover Technology Park on the Whitley South site. “However, work on the New Propulsion Development Centre at our Whitley campus, which will support future powertrain development, is well underway.” The scheme was to be developed in partnership with Coventry City Council and Warwick District Council. Coventry council’s cabinet … [Read more...] about Jaguar Land Rover postpones major development at Coventry technology park
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A car technology supplier has announced a €44m investment in research and development in the west of Ireland. The investment will create 50 jobs over the next three years at its R&D centre in Tuam, Co. Galway, which will see its staff numbers grow to more than 500. The investment, which is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland, will further develop its Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) for driverless vehicles. Marc Vrecko, Valeo Comfort and Driving Assistance Systems Business Group President, said: “Our facility in Tuam is one of the leading Research centres in the Group. We are very excited about the announcement today to further expand our footprint here to build on the proven innovation in Product and Process R&D. "The investment will help fuel the global growth of the Vision Product Line and extend Valeo as global leader for ADAS systems and related MaaS products.” Minister of State for Rural Affairs & Natural Resources, Sean … [Read more...] about Driverless car developer announces 50 new jobs in €44m investment for Tuam research centre
Business By Daniel Thomas Business reporter, BBC News 28 February 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47376677 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel When BMW and Daimler announced a €1bn (£880m) partnership last week to develop a … [Read more...] about Why are more and more car companies teaming up?
Council bosses have backed plans for a new research centre at a planned £41m business park next to the Nissan plant. Sunderland City Council's cabinet gave the green light to an 'early design' for the proposal at the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP). The Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing (CESAM) is a joint project between the North East Automotive Alliance, industry figures and universities. Sunderland City Council leader, Graeme Miller, said: "Work is already under way for Phase One of this major development and last month there was an announcement from car parts manufacturer SNOP UK about its state-of-the-art-factory. "There are other exciting projects being worked up including a possible Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing (CESAM). "The early design programme for a proposed CESAM, that could house research and development facilities, has been examined and backed by the City Council's Cabinet." The cabinet meeting … [Read more...] about New research centre could be built next to Nissan
The arrival of a new year offers a new start - and for many people that will be a determination to land a new job. Just who might be recruiting in Coventry and Warwickshire this year? We might be living in challenging times with ongoing uncertainty over Brexit, but for many companies and organisations it will be business as usual, with plenty of roles up for grabs. Looking at some of the Coventry and Warwickshire’s biggest employers, we consider the job opportunities that might be available in 2019. However, it is just a selection of what currently is and what might become available. Companies like Severn Trent and the Coventry Building Society are also likely to be recruiting, as will Coventry City Council and Coventry College. Jaguar Land Rover Jaguar Land Rover was seen as one of the country’s manufacturing success stories and continually had roles to fill but the company is going through tough times at the moment. A year ago it was advertising almost 300 vacancies and … [Read more...] about Where to look for a new job in Cov and Warwickshire in 2019