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28/10/2013
Black Country explores £3bn of global auto opportunities

The local automotive sector was put under the spotlight during a recent VIP visit to the Black Country, when supply chain opportunities worth billions of pounds were discussed.

The Black Country welcomed Lawrence Davies, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Automotive Investment Organisation, for a day of insight and debate around the Black Country’s automotive prowess.

Mr Davies outlined £3 billion of supply chain opportunities available to companies willing to expand in, or relocate to, the UK.

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The visit was organised by Invest Black Country with members of the LEP Board and the Chairman and MD of Rimstock Plc, headquartered in West Bromwich and the UK’s premier alloy wheel company. 

After the meeting, Tom Westley, LEP Board Member for the Black Country Enterprise Zone, said, "Direct meetings with investment organisations like AIO are critical for the Black Country. With our advanced manufacturing and automotive strengths we are a perfect location for the rapidly growing automotive sector. We can expand the part automotive plays in our proposition Built in the Black Country – sold around the world.”

For more information, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) report ‘Driving success: UK automotive strategy for growth and sustainability’ can be viewed or downloaded below:

Driving Success: Summary version
Driving Success: Full version

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