The leading automotive business hub in the UK, hailed by Prime Minister David Cameron as “a great British success story”
The Zone is already a hub for automotive manufacturing. The automotive sector is the largest exporting sector by value and has the potential to be a significant driver in rebalancing the economy towards trade and investment. Since April 2012, four new companies have moved onto the Zone including Jaguar Land Rover, developing a new engine manufacturing centre, due to open in early 2015, creating 1,400jobs.
Careers of the Future:
Bespoke educational activities, for schools in the Black Country, have been developed in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover and other automotive supply chain companies to give students insight into a future career in engineering on the Zone. JLR currently employ 18 apprentices with plans for a further two groups of 10 taking it up to almost 38 apprentices at i54. Moog also run an active apprenticeship scheme on the Zone.
Cutting edge technology:
Aerospace Manufacturing company Moog’s premises are located on the i54 business park, part of the Black Country Enterprise Zone. Moog develops systems for commercial and military aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, missiles, wind turbines, marine and medical equipment. Also based at i54 are EurofinsUK, a leading scientific testing company.
Looking to invest, or just want to find out more? Visit the Black Country Enterprise Zone website here.
- Advanced Manufacturing/Egineering
- Low Carbon Industry
19 sites over more than 120 hectares, located within Walsall and Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.
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Wayne Langford, Invest Black Country
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