Klarius has been presented with the Northern Automotive Alliance’s Manufacturing Excellence Award. The award was presented by Jaguar Land Rover and followed a detailed application that focussed on continuous improvement (CI) and a quality driven culture at the company’s manufacturing plant in Cheadle near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
Fuchs Lubricants has played a key role in securing a multi-million pound award from the government, as part of a consortium working to create a new lightweight electric drive unit. The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has awarded £25.4m to three leading zero carbon projects in the latest round of Government funding.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has introduced a new two-day conference aimed at improving quality across the automotive supply chain. The inaugural Automotive Quality Management Systems (AQMS) Conference is the first event of its kind in Britain, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham, on 20 and 21 November 2018.
The Jaguar E-PACE is now available with Goodyear tyres following the selection of the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV as an original equipment fitment. Six sizes will be supplied for the medium-sized SUV; all will carry the ‘JLR’ marking on the sidewall to denote their approval by Jaguar Land Rover.
The production of Jaguar Land Rover engines at Bridgend’s Ford Engine plant will end three months earlier than expected in September 2020. The union for motor industry workers, GMB, says the news could see more than 1,100 jobs lost at Bridgend Ford alone, and has requested an urgent meeting with the cabinet secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, Ken Skates, to discuss how best safeguard jobs in the motor industry.
At an event held in its Innovation Center in Luxembourg and at the Land Rover Experience Center in the west of Germany, Goodyear announced that two of its tyre lines have been approved for original equipment fitment on three Jaguar Land Rover models.
Once Voith’s new tyre and wheel assembly line is up and running in September, it will handle up to 1,000 different derivatives of wheels and tyres. This new line alone will then have the capacity to produce almost a million assemblies a year on a two-shift basis with the ability to complete 1.5 million with three shifts.” Transfer of the line from the existing facility on Torrington Avenue will begin in July. When combined, the two lines will have the capacity to produce around 2.5 million assemblies per year based on three shifts.
The fire that damaged Goodyear Dunlop’s UK headquarters site in Birmingham last week is said to have caused a blip in production at Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull factory, however the vehicle manufacturer states that operations there have fully resumed.
Cenex – on behalf of Drive West Midlands – has announced it will be hosting a free to attend event focused on developing the UK supply chain of connected and autonomous vehicles in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and Automotive Electronic Systems Innovation Network (AESIN), on Friday 11 March 2016 at Horiba Mira […]
Eight projects have been awarded a total of £20 million in funding to research and develop enhanced communication between vehicles and roadside infrastructure or urban information systems, including new ‘talking car technologies’, Business Secretary Sajid Javid announced on a visit to the autonomous vehicles test bed at MIRA in Nuneaton on 1 February 2016.
The projects are the first to be funded from the government’s £100 million Intelligent Mobility Fund. They range from developing autonomous shuttles to carry visually-impaired passengers using advanced sensors and control systems, to new simulation trials for autonomous pods to increase uptake and improve real-world trials.
BMW and Jaguar Land Rover have launched a new programmed which aims to drive up managerial skills in the UK’s automotive industry. The ProLead training programme combines existing qualifications and tailors them to provide automotive leaders with in depth management and technical knowledge. It has been developed using best practice from the worldwide operations of UK based car manufacturers.
In 2015 the British car manufacturing industry made more cars than any year since 2005 when 1,595,697 vehicles were produced, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Data released on 21 January shows that production increased 3.9 per cent on 2014, with output at 1,587,677 overtaking pre-recession levels for the first time.
Jaguar Land Rover, AstraZeneca and Harrods are the United Kingdom’s top three employers according to an independent survey conducted by Statista for Bloomberg’s content and research arm to discover the UK’s best employers.
Jaguar Land Rover is researching new connected car technology that will allow a vehicle to identify potholes, broken drains and manhole covers. If a car can receive a warning from another vehicle about severe potholes or broken manholes ahead, then drivers would be able to slow down and avoid the danger – or the car could adjust suspension settings to reduce the impact and smooth the ride. This could help reduce the potential for punctures, wheel and vehicle damage as well as road accidents.