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Record number of Midland manufacturers invest in technology

Manufacturing Barometer unveils major investment spree plans for small and medium-sized firms in the region

£2m Aston Martin Vulcan becomes brand's most expensive supercar

The Aston Martin Vulcan
The Gaydon-based luxury car-maker said the Aston Martin Vulcan – a track-only supercar – is its most intense and exhilarating creation to date

Foreign currency markets hit GKN's profit

Worcestershire engineering group remains upbeat despite pre-tax profits halving

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Record number of Midland manufacturers invest in technology

Manufacturing Barometer unveils major investment spree plans for small and medium-sized firms in the region

The Aston Martin Vulcan

£2m Aston Martin Vulcan becomes brand's most expensive supercar

The Gaydon-based luxury car-maker said the Aston Martin Vulcan – a track-only supercar – is its most intense and exhilarating creation to date

Foreign currency markets hit GKN's profit

Worcestershire engineering group remains upbeat despite pre-tax profits halving

Jaguar Land Rover recently opened its Engine Manufacturing Centre at i54 exclusive

JLR eyes foreign factory after UK pay row fallout

Car manufacturer is said to be on the hunt for new factory sites in Turkey and Austria following the recent pay disputes in the UK with trade unions

Land Rover's teaser preview of the new-look headlamps for the revised Range Rover Evoque

Land Rover to unveil revised Range Rover Evoque in Geneva

Striking new headlamps will be one of the defining features of the next version of the Midland car-maker’s most successful car yet

CGI of the new Tata Technologies European headquarters in Warwick

Tata Technologies announces plans for £16m Warwick HQ

Automotive and engineering giant plans to create new European head office which will create 200 design and programme management jobs

Colmore Square

Jacobs Engineering set to follow HS2 to Birmingham

The Post understands the US-owned company is opening an office in the business district to be near the HS2 headquarters

Business secretary Vince Cable on a visit to Brose UK, with Justus Kloker and Juergen Zahl

Brose UK creating 372 Midland jobs in giant expansion

The Jaguar Land Rover supplier is planning to build a new 123,000 sq ft facility on brownfield land adjacent to its existing site in Coventry

The XE by Jaguar - one of 12 West Midlands companies to benefit from the latest round of the Regional Growth Fund

£55m Regional Growth Fund boost for 12 West Midlands firms

Jaguar Land Rover and Stobart Biomass among 12 regional companies to share in latest round of funding from the Government's economic stimulus programme

The Broad Street statue in honour of Matthew Boulton, James Watt and William Murdoch

10 questions about Birmingham manufacturing: How much do you know about city's proud industrial heritage?

Test your knowledge about the inventions and industries that made this region the driving force of the Industrial Revolution

Jaguar Land Rover has announced its line-up of vehicles set to feature in SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond adventure: the Jaguar C-X75, Range Rover Sport SVR and Defender Big Foot

Trio of Jaguar Land Rover vehicles to star in Bond film Spectre

The Jaguar C-X75 supercar, Range Rover Sport SVR and Defender Big Foot will all play a role in the next instalment of the long-running Bond franchise

Architect Steve Purvis, who designed a £300 million factory making automotive parts in Shangdong, China

Why the West Midlands has designs on China

Business correspondent Jon Griffin toured China as part of a business delegation from the region - and found a host of West Midlanders making it big in the Far East.

Staff outside the old MG Rover factory in Longbridge in April 2005 at the time of its collapse

Deloitte charges over MG Rover collapse thrown out

Eight of the 13 charges against the firm related to transactions with the Phoenix Four before the car giant collapsed in 2005 have been overturned on appeal

Engineering firm Dytecna falls into administration placing 150 jobs at risk

Worcestershire company, whose roots go back to the post-war period, has suffered from 'unsustainable pressure' on cashflow

Unions slam Car Parts Industries UK plans to ship jobs to Poland

Jobs at the remanufacturing firm's Wednesbury plant are under threat amid plans to move them to Eastern Europe

Garmin has appointed PR agency Gung Ho to boost its profile

Garmin appoints Jewellery Quarter PR agency

Gung Ho recruited to boost profile of manufacturer across its fitness product portfolio

Jaguar Land Rover is planning to expand its storage and distribution operation in Minworth

Jaguar Land Rover plans Minworth expansion

Prologis UK submits new plans to grow storage and distribution base for luxury car manufacturer on north Birmingham industrial estate

Brose UK's headquarters in Coventry

Brose UK invests in £3m training academy after 200 jobs boost

The company said the £3 million academy in Warwickshire highlighted its commitment to developing the best manufacturing talent

It's ladies thirst as Purity targets women beer drinkers

Warwickshire-based Purity has set itself a target of producing seven million pints a year so is targeting more female drinkers by making glasses aimed at more feminine hands

Leyland Industries Belgium sign that survives outside the former British Leyland plant in Seneffe

When British Leyland drove the car industry drove into Europe

The sign which marked British Leyland's massive foothold on European soil should be preserved according to one enthusiast. Enda Mullen takes a look back at a foreign foray which once provided jobs for tens of thousands of our continental neighbours

Videos & Photos

Peter Shearer, Aston Business School; Leigh Purnell, Petalite; and Laurence Handley, Aston University, at the launch of Aston Business Network.

Launch of Aston Business Network

Windsor Street Gasworks, in Nechells will be developed

East of Birmingham growth and jobs drive is launched

Peter White, Barry Leadbetter, Martyn Liberson, Monty Don, Guest Speaker and Patron; Philippa Pickavance, Kate Hartigan, Caroline Clutton-Brock and Anders Jones, Trustees, at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens' inaugural Trustees' Ball.

Monty Don guest at Birmingham Botanical Gardens' inaugural Trustees' Ball

In This Week's Paper

Journalists

Graeme Brown
Regional Head of Business
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Cillian O’ Brien
Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
Features writer
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor