IAMP Breaks Ground, Sunderland/South Tyneside
Work starts on major manufacturing hub
Work starts on major manufacturing hub

WORK that will pave the way for one of the most significant national development sites at the heart of the North East is now underway.  The International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) will be a key manufacturing hub for the North.   Planning permission was granted for the development of phase one of the IAMP in […]

One millionth Juke built at Nissan Sunderland Plant
One millionth Juke built at Sunderland Plant
One millionth Juke built at Sunderland Plant

Eight years after it created the compact crossover segment, the one millionth Juke has rolled off the line at Nissan Sunderland Plant. On average, a brand new Juke is built at the plant every 105 seconds. Well known for its distinctive sporty styling, the 2018 Juke comes with a host of interior and exterior personalisation […]

Hyperdrive Innovation, Advanced Manufacturing
Hyperdrive and Nissan complete £19m High Energy Density Battery project
Hyperdrive and Nissan complete £19m High Energy Density Battery project

Battery technology firm Hyperdrive Innovation is celebrating the successful completion of its government-backed High Energy Density Battery (HEDB) project. Hyperdrive Innovation, based in Sunderland, is a developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion battery technology for electric vehicles and energy storage systems. The company’s High Energy Density Battery project played a significant role in developing the North-east […]

3 MILLIONTH QASHQAI PRODUCTION SUNDERLAND
Three millionth Qashqai built in UK as Nissan Europe sets sales record
Three millionth Qashqai built in UK as Nissan Europe sets sales record

Nissan Europe capped a record-breaking 2017 with the production of the three millionth Nissan Qashqai in the U.K., just over a decade after the category-defining vehicle made its debut.  The landmark achievement by Nissan’s Sunderland Plant came as the company posted its best ever full-year European sales, totalling 762,574 vehicles across Datsun and Nissan models. […]

Sunderland Software Centre - Digital and Tech excellence
Sunderland named one of best UK cities to start a business
Sunderland named one of best UK cities to start a business

Sunderland is one of the best cities in the UK in which to start a business, according to Barclays’ SME Growth Factors Index. Sunderland, which was found to boast some of the best growth environments for small businesses to flourish, ranked seventh and was the only North East city in the top ten. The Index, […]

Sunderland Offshore Energy Hub
Sunderland is set to become a hub for offshore energy repairs
Sunderland is set to become a hub for offshore energy repairs

The Port of Sunderland is set to become a hub for offshore energy repairs, after an operation to help grow its reputation as a gateway to the offshore and renewable energy sectors. The huge cable vessel Nexans Skagerrak is helping the port grow its reputation as a gateway to offshore and renewable energy sector The […]

Sunderland IAMP
International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) hits a new milestone
International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) hits a new milestone

A new milestone for plans to help deliver more than 5,000 jobs and attract more than £300m of development is looming.  The milestone is for the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) which is proposed for an area close to the A19 and to the north of Nissan’s existing manufacturing plant. The IAMP is a joint […]

Lear Corporation - Advanced Manufacturing - North East England
Lear Corporation Brings European R&D To Sunderland
Lear Corporation Brings European R&D To Sunderland

Lear Corporation in Sunderland has been chosen as the location for the US automotive giant’s European research and development division, against competition across Europe. The company will build a £1.5m extension for R&D work following advice and support from Sunderland City Council’s Business Investment Team. The research and development facility will create new highly skilled jobs, and strengthen […]