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Development of the new car, the first in the new Discovery range, has led to the creation of 250 jobs at JLR’s plant in Halewood.
 
3 September 2014
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has increased its economic growth rate forecast for 2014 and 2015, but has cut its forecast for export growth. In a revision of its previous forecast in May, it has upgraded its GDP growth forecast in 2014 from 3.1% to 3.2% – the highest growth rate since 2007 – and in 2015 from 2.7% to 2.8%. 29 August 2014
A variety of Stratasys customers will show products made with the group’s technology at the 3D Printshow London, which takes place at Old Billingsgate on 4-6 September. Strakka Racing’s Dome S103 LMP2 race car has parts made using Stratasys 3D printing, including racing parts as well as scale model test parts. 3D printed parts displayed at the exhibition range from wind tunnel aerodynamic components to a race ready cockpit dashboard panel and rear wing spoiler. 29 August 2014
Wacker, the Munich-based chemical company, has been named Bosch’s preferred supplier in the elastomers and thermosetting plastics materials group. 27 August 2014
German automotive supplier Aunde Group has signed a deal to acquire local car parts manufacturer Fehrer. The acquisition is expected to be completed in September, once the contract is approved by Germany's antitrust watchdog Bundeskartellamt. 26 August 2014
Britain is exporting cars at a record rate partly as a result of strong international demand for luxury models, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 21 August 2014
The automotive industry’s current favourite target for lightweighting efforts is the powertrain, according to a recent survey. 21 August 2014
Possehl Group’s acquisition of TPS Technical Plastic Systems will bring together companies which specialise in the manufacture of hybrid plastic-metal components for the automotive industry.  21 August 2014
Bentley Motors has become the first automotive manufacturer to be awarded the triple Carbon Trust Standard for carbon, water and waste reduction. 20 August 2014
Nifco increased its operating profit to £3.8m in 2013, up from £1.4m the year before, according to the Stockton-On-Tees company. 18 August 2014
Delta wins new automotive orders for paint systens  15 August 2014
Additive manufacturing drives scaleable car design. 15 August 2014
Jaguar Land Rover has won the 2014 Altair Enlighten Award competition for the development and implementation of its premium lightweight architecture design concept. 15 August 2014
Material substitution helps cars lose weight 15 August 2014
Investment in plastics technology continues on the back of continued surge in sales. 15 August 2014


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