Lotus has announced a new facility with the intent of bringing sub-assembly and chassis manufacturing together into one new operation at Hurricane Way, Norwich. This will result in the creation of up to 125 new jobs.
The old Hurricane Way factory is set to be transformed into a high tech sub-assembly facility with the intent to house manufacturing of aluminum extruded and bonded aluminum chassis for the Evora, Exige and Elise. Other aluminum components manufactured for other car companies will also take place at the location along with other key pars dependent on steel welding.
The executive director of operations form Lotus said: “bringing the aluminum chassis and steel sub-assembly manufacturing businesses together into one facility, we can further improve upon efficiencies and productivity for Lotus manufacturing. Being located close to Lotus HQ in Hethel, Norfolk where all Lotus cars are assembled, will also benefit the business as we expand further into the future.”
This news should be looked at with optimism, considering the current world situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s great to see companies investing and growing and creating jobs even during this hard times.