Success and Failure in the UK Car Manufacturing Industry

Success and Failure in the UK Car Manufacturing Industry

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Although initially sparked by the collapse of MG Rover, this inquiry into the UK automotive industry was broadened to examine the following subjects: the principal reasons for the different records of success by different companies;how companies arrive at investment and closure decisions; the role played by trade unions; the appropriate Government response to closure announcements and what the Government could do to help the supply chain and workforce if plants are closed. Overall it foresees mixed prospects for car manufacturing in this country and thinks it is important that the industry and Government put extra effort into improving skills, increasing RaD, adopting lean manufacturing techniques and strengthening the local supply chain.Fourth Report of Session 2006-07; Report, Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence Great Britain: Parliament: House ... cut a shift at its factory at Ellesmere Port;2 and the owner of the niche carmaker TVR explained that he wished to move production from ... For example, during the course of this inquiry, Honda at Swindon produced its new Civic, Nissan in Sunderland its new Qashqai, Land Rover its new Freelander at Halewood and Toyota at Burnaston its new Auris.

Title:Success and Failure in the UK Car Manufacturing Industry
Author:Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Trade and Industry Committee
Publisher:The Stationery Office - 2007


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