Bentley and Jaguar Land Rover enjoy global sales success

Two of Britain’s top car manufacturers see ongoing boom in demand from emerging marketsTwo of Britain’s top car manufacturers, Bentley and Jaguar Land Rover, have seen their sales accelerate strongly in the first quarter of the year amid an ongoing boom in demand from emerging markets.Indian-owned JLR unveiled its best ever quarterly sales performance, up […]
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Jaguar Land Rover sees sales rise nearly 60% in China

Maker of Range Rover Evoque and Jaguar XJ sold 17,152 vehicles in the three months to September into the world’s largest car marketDemand for Jaguar Land Rover cars in China remains strong after the UK manufacturer posted a 58% increase in second quarter sales in the world’s largest car market.China’s interest in luxury British brands […]
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David Cameron’s ‘aspiration nation’ neglects underlying issues

The Prime Minister’s rhetoric needs the backing of healthy public services and measures such as Manchester’s new £7.15 minimum wage, argues Dan SilverA central message that the Prime Minister wished to communicate in his speech to the Conservative party conference was that ‘Britain is on the rise.’ To guarantee this success, David Cameron highlighted the […]
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Jaguar Land Rover shifts to 24-hour production to keep pace with demand

Indian-owned carmaker adds 1,000 jobs at Halewood factory on Merseyside to meet demand for Evoque and Freelander 2 Jaguar Land Rover has moved to 24-hour production at its Merseyside factory to keep up with demand for the Evoque and Freelander, delivering more good news for Britain’s car industry.The carmaker, owned by Indian company Tata Motors, […]
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BMW i8 engines to be built in Birmingham

BMW says it is encouraged by the UK government’s support of the domestic car industryBMW workers in Birmingham will build the hi-tech engines for the automotive group’s i8 hybrid sports car after beating competition from sister factories in Germany and Austria.BMW said the engines could have been made at its facilities in Munich or in […]
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Booming business in China helps Jaguar Land Rover to £1.5bn profit

Three years after avoiding government bailout, demand from emerging economies helps carmaker roar back to healthJaguar Land Rover, a business that was battling for survival three years ago, has reported record annual sales and a 35% increase in pre-tax profits to £1.5bn on the back of booming business in China.JLR’s Indian owner, the Tata conglomerate, […]
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Budget 2012 must power makers’ revival, says Midlands manufacturer

Fozmula MD welcomes corporation tax cut but wants more nuts and bolts on government strategy to increase exportsA cut in corporation tax was welcomed on the frontline of Britain’s manufacturing revival on Wednesday, but there is a sense that a sustained recovery will need more than big gestures.Fozmula makes monitors for power generators – one […]
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Model industry: carmakers suggest UK route to economic recovery

Export success key as Bentley and Nissan make most of Britain’s advantagesThere is an air of refinement to the Bentley factory in Crewe. Timeless skills more akin to furniture making than automotive production remain at the heart of this elite British manufacturer. Yet even here there is evidence of the jarring changes that have yanked […]
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