Unipart invests in UK automotive manufacturing and skills

Unipart Group has announced three major manufacturing developments in the Midlands including two new manufacturing facilities and a joint venture with Coventry University to create an engineering and manufacturing institute.

A new facility at the Unipart Eberspächer site will manufacture high-tech fuel system components for next generation automobiles in Europe, which will provide drivers with major improvements in fuel economy and performance.

Initially providing the parts for Ford vehicles, the new facility is set to manufacture half a million parts per year at a 25,000 sq ft brown field site as part of a £30 million investment by Unipart Group. The site has capacity to quadruple production, which would make it one of the largest manufacturers of high pressure gasoline direct injection fuel rails in the world.

Unipart Manufacturing Group (UMG) manufactures a number of products in the UK including exhaust systems and fuel systems for vehicles, heat exchange devices and parts for the rail and aerospace industry.

Read more and see the video: http://www.smmt.co.uk/2014/01/unipart-invests-uk-automotive-parts-manufacturing/