The West Midlands has a proud automotive heritage and is thriving today as the home to volume manufacturers such as Jaguar Land Rover, JCB, Peugeot, BMW and MG. There is an extensive chain of tier 1 and 2 suppliers including Faureicia, Intier, Perkins Engines, ThyssenKrupp, Michelin, Pirelli, Rieter, Maier and Mueller Powertrain. So any automotive business is in good company and the infrastructure for success is well established.
Jaguar Land Rover engine plant at i54
Jaguar Land Rover is investing £355 million in a new facility at the i54 site, designated as part of the Black Country Enterprise Zone at Junction 2 of the M54, three miles north of Wolverhampton. The plant will manufacture all new, advanced technology low emission 4-cylinder petrol and diesel engines to power new models. This investment is set to create 750 jobs directly, a figure expected to more than double with new opportunities created in the components supply chain.
Wolverhampton companies have been pioneers of aerospace for a century. The city employs over 2,000 in global companies such as Goodrich Actuation Systems, Moog Aircraft Group and HS Marston Aerospace supply precision parts for leading aircraft including the Boeing 787 and Airbus 380.