Back

The Midlands Engine’s automotive inward investment supply chain programme Drive Midlands, will be showcasing the region’s strength and global capabilities at Automechnika.

The event will take place from 6-8 June at NEC Birmingham and Drive Midlands will be exhibiting on stand 6D70 with support from its regional partners, including Invest Black Country.

The Midlands currently accounts for more than 40% of all automotive production and has the highest concentration of automotive companies in the UK, with more than 60,000 people employed in the sector.

David Shepherd, Senior Business Development Manager at Drive Midlands, said:

“With world leading universities supporting vehicle manufacturers and supply chain research boosting an already-established skills base in the region, the Midlands is widely recognised as a centre of excellence for the automotive industry.

“Annual vehicle production is on the rise in the UK with an estimated £6 billion worth of components sourced overseas each year. There is a huge opportunity to bring production back to the UK and build the Midlands, and broader UK, as a global automotive hub.

“In the post-Brexit world, there is no better place for automotive supply chain companies to be than right here in the Midlands. We are keen to push that message with global industry players this week and start conversations that will bring further investment to the region.”

Led by Marketing Birmingham, Department for International Trade’s Automotive Investment Organisation (AIO) and ten regional LEP partners, Drive Midlands offers a single point of reference for automotive businesses by coordinating local support services within the trade.
For more information about Drive Midlands visit www.drivemidlands.co.uk.

Automechanika Birmingham is the UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and supply chain.  The event launched in 2016, attracting over 550 exhibitors and over 12 000 visitors.  In 2017, the event will take place from 6-8 June at NEC Birmingham, hosting over 800 exhibitors. Drive Midlands will be exhibiting on stand 6D70.

  • Share this page

Dudley showcases multi-million pound investment plans to West Midlands Mayor

Dudley Council bosses today told West Midlands Mayor Andy Street how a £41million bid for funding will b...

Planning for new and improved M6 Junction 10

The proposed new junction at M6 Junction 10 will help facilitate growth at the Black Country Enterpris...

Next step towards new homes at former Wolverhampton Royal Hospital site

Moves to bring the former Wolverhampton Royal Hospital site back into use take a significant step forward...

Demolition making way for development at Wolverhampton Interchange

Work is underway to demolish an eyesore building as part of City of Wolverhampton Interchange development...

Events

Wolverhampton Business Week 2017

City of Wolverhampton Business Week takes place from Monday 25 September to Friday 29 September 2017. Tak...

Trading with Europe Live

Europe is the most important regional market for UK exports and the Midlands. Trading with Europe current...

Drive Midlands at Cenex LCV Show 2017

Drive Midlands will be exhibiting at Cenex-LCV Show 2017 in September to showcase the Midlands’ rol...

Creative Industries Toolkit National Launch Event

The Creative Industries Council in collaboration with the West Midlands Combined Authority invites you to...

News to your inbox

Enter your details and receive our Newsletter straight to your inbox