Coventry & Warwickshire

Brose Coventry and Warwickshire plans extra 300 jobs

Brose UK factory floor
Image caption The Bedworth plant was the first Brose production site to be founded outside Germany

A motor parts firm plans to create 300 jobs in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Brose UK believes the motor industry is in "complete recovery mode" and has announced a new contract to make window motors for Nissan.

It currently employs about 500 people in its Bedworth and Coventry factories and plans to increase this to 800 in the next two years.

Nissan joins Jaguar Land Rover and Toyota as Brose's main customers for car door, window and seat parts.

Managing director Thomas Kohlbauer said: "It's absolutely great news.

"The future looks bright, the UK automotive industry is going in complete recovery mode and we're going to see a bright future with them."

He said the workforce was expected to grow to about 650 in the next 12 months and 800 by 2016.

The Bedworth plant was the first Brose production site to be founded outside Germany, in 1989.

In 2013, the company took on premises in Exhall, Coventry, after deciding a plan to double the size of its Bedworth plant would not provide enough space to expand.

The company currently has about 22,000 employees at 58 locations in 23 countries.

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