Volkswagen announces Training Centre:
Volkswagen Group UK, a subsidiary of German automotive manufacturer Volkswagen AG, is to open a new training facility in Nottingham, UK, in partnership with Carter & Carter Group, a UK-based provider of government-funded learning and adult technical training to the automotive industry. The facility will be used as the Volkswagen Group’s Apprentice Training Centre. About 1000 Volkswagen Group apprentices will be trained a year by Carter & Carter.
iQ Power to Build Plant in Germany:
Swiss automotive electrical firm iQ Power is to build a plant in Dortmund, Germany, to produce energy storage systems. iQ Power intends to manufacture new and intelligent energy storage systems for the automotive industry at the site, and produce 500,000 units a year.
WFS to Locate in Copenhagen:
Texas-based Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), one of the world’s largest air cargo operators, is establishing a Scandinavian head office at Copenhagen Airport, Denmark. The new terminal has an annual capacity of 60,000 tonnes of cargo and is built on land leased to WFS for 30 years by Copenhagen Airport.
Tata Group Plans Assembly Plant in South Africa:
India’s Tata Group is reportedly planning to invest $224m in South Africa in projects including a commercial vehicle assembly plant over the next three years. As part of this expansion, Tata Africa will also establish subsidiaries in Kenya and Nigeria.
Nissan Confirms Russian Investment:
Japanese automotive manufacturer Nissan has revealed plans to invest $200m in a new assembly plant in St Petersburg, Russia. When fully operational, the plant will employ around 750 people and produce around 50,000 cars annually.