The automotive sector in Wales features:-
- Over 150 companies – including Original Equipment Manufacturers like Ford and Toyota, as well as high value/tier 1 suppliers such as Schaeffler and Calsonic Kansei.
- Over 20 million engines produced in Wales.
- A skilled workforce of over 18,000 people.
- £3 billion annual turnover.
- An established, diverse supply chain.
- Easy access to UK automotive centres from South Wales: Jaguar Land Rover, Honda and Mini (BMW). And from North Wales: Toyota Derby, Nissan Sunderland and GM (Vauxhall) Ellesmere Port.
Companies operating in Wales include:-
- Toyota (Deeside)
- Calsonic Kansei (Llanelli)
- Cast Alum (Welshpool)
- Continental Teves (Ebbw Vale)
- Ford (Bridgend)
- GTEKT (Ebbw Vale)
- JTEKT Automotive (Resolven)
- Meritor (Cwmbran)
- Schaeffler (Llanelli)
- Unifrax Emission Control Europe Ltd (Holywell)
- Senior Flexonics (Crumlin)
- Sogefi Filtration (Tredegar)
- Stadco (Powys)
- Sumitomo Electrical Industries Ltd (Ystradgynlais)
- Gestamp Tallent Ltd (Llanelli)
- Tenneco-Walker (Tredegar)
- JCB (Wrexham)
- TRW (Pontypool)
- Reflex & Allen (Bodelwyddan)
- Toyoda Gosei (Gorseinon)
"There is a good local supply chain. I spend around £7.2m a year on locally sourced components. So, we definitely have the infrastructure and the capabilities in Wales."
Clayton Harding, Mollertech UK
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