Eco-friendly train maker Vivarail increases workforce ahead of schedule thanks to a skilled workforce in County Durham
Eco-friendly train maker Vivarail increases workforce ahead of schedule
Eco-friendly train maker Vivarail increases workforce ahead of schedule

Vivarail, the manufacturer of eco-friendly passenger trains, has accelerated expansion of its site in County Durham and turned it into its national research and development centre, creating new jobs faster than expected. It opened the new plant at the Spectrum Business Park, Seaham, in December 2017 to complement its main site at Long Marston, near […]

Metec UK exceeds turnover of £8m in third year
METEC UK Cathodic Protection set to exceed £8 million turnover in third year
METEC UK Cathodic Protection set to exceed £8 million turnover in third year

South Tyneside firm Metec Cathodic Protection (UK) is set to achieve more than £8 million turnover and increase staff numbers following a range of international contracts secured in the ship build/repair, ports and harbours, offshore renewable and oil and gas sectors. The firm employs 37 staff, including 15 jobs saved following the closure of a […]

Guy Currey, Director, Invest North East England
BLOG: How innovation and technology is changing the automotive sector in Britain
BLOG: How innovation and technology is changing the automotive sector in Britain

In the year 2040 a ban will come into force that stops the sale of any new petrol or diesel cars in Britain. Many commentators have argued the ban should come into force sooner because of the negative impact vehicle emissions have on air pollution. As I write this blog, the UK’s future relationship with […]

Manufacturing firm Falcon Panel Products moves to Infity Park, South Tyneside
Manufacturing company locates in Infinity Park and will create 14 new jobs
Manufacturing company locates in Infinity Park and will create 14 new jobs

Industrial property specialist HTA Real Estate has completed the largest letting at Infinity Park, bringing the new speculative development to 75% occupancy. Falcon Panel Products has signed a 10-year lease at the £5m scheme, located within Monkton Business Park in Hebburn, South Tyneside. Unit A, which extends to 31,524 sq ft, represents Falcon’s fifth acquisition […]

SNOP Group builds new advanced manufacturing facility on IAMP
French automotive supplier SNOP to open new facility on IAMP
French automotive supplier SNOP to open new facility on IAMP

The frame of the first factory on a ground-breaking new development is rising into the sky, after it was announced French car parts manufacturer SNOP is relocating to International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP), creating more than 100 new jobs. SNOP has committed to move its team to a £15 million manufacturing plant on the IAMP, […]

Pryme Group’s new £10m facility is officially opened in North Tyneside
Pryme Group’s new £10m facility is officially opened in North Tyneside

Norma Redfearn CBE, elected mayor of North Tyneside, has officially opened the new, state-of-the-art facility of integrated manufacturing specialist Pryme Group. Staff have relocated from nearby Ryton, Tyne and Wear, to a purpose-built engineering services and manufacturing centre at the Tyne Tunnel Estate, North Shields, following a £10million investment. With operations across the UK and […]

£500m contract opportunity attracts over 100 businesses
£500m contract opportunity attracts over 100 businesses

More than 150 businesses attended an event at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland today (8 October) to find out how they can be part of the supply chain to deliver a contract worth £500m that will see a new fleet of trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro designed, built and maintained.  Organised by […]

Hitachi investment in train factory tops £100million with new building completion in Newton Aycliffe
Hitachi investment in train factory tops £100million with new building completion in Newton Aycliffe

Hitachi have opened a new £5m building at their train factory in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.  The new building, which increases production capacity, means Hitachi’s total investment in the site reaches over £100million. The new building, named ‘Aspire’ following a staff competition, was opened by Phil Wilson MP. Established in 2015, the Newton Aycliffe plant […]