Design centre to double in size at Birmingham as part of multi-million-pound investment

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    Design centre to double in size at Birmingham as part of multi-million-pound investment

    Post by patpending on Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:59 pm

    MG Motor UK Press and PR Manager Doug Wallace said: “Work has just started on a huge £1.5 million redevelopment of the design centre which will double the size of it, and we are investing £1.4 million in the engine test centre which will allow us to design engines and transmissions for future products.

    “In addition, £1.5 million is being invested in the factory to facilitate the introduction of the new diesel engine. It’s very much a gradual build process but we are getting there.

    “The work on the design centre will be complete by the end of this year and the work on the other two areas will be slightly longer. It’s all systems go for us.”

    MG Motor UK’s transformation of Longbridge has already seen around £450 million invested across the board, while the firm’s plans for new models, allied to a series of new engines, aim to substantially increase output by the end of 2013.

    http://www.birminghammail.net/news/top-stories/2012/08/14/jobs-boost-as-mg-motor-uk-launch-multi-million-redvelopment-plan-97319-31615371/

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    Re: Design centre to double in size at Birmingham as part of multi-million-pound investment

    Post by richardk on Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:25 am

    Good find.

    Intriguing about the diesel engine.....sounds like it may not be coming over in a crate from China then in the long term??? Or what could be behind the reason to spend the money on alterations? or is it for engine development?

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