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100 new car parts manufacturing jobs for Wales

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Henrob plans to create 100 car parts manufacturing jobs in Wales and expects to increase its UK workforce to 300 by the end of 2015.

As Express.co.uk reports, the Flintshire-based company manufactures self-piercing rivets used in Mercedes, Jaguar and Land Rover automobiles. It also makes rivets for other industries such as the building sector.

The news comes as British car manufacturing experiences an upturn.

As reported in Business Car, figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that 142,158 cars were made in the UK in March 2014, compared to 126,909 in March 2013 (an increase of 12 per cent).

Commenting on the result, Mike Hawes, the SMMT's chief executive, said, "The 12% growth in UK car production in March is a significant step forward after a period of product changes at the start to the year."

"After several years in the doldrums, European demand for new cars is now picking up with growth in the last seven months.

"This is a welcome boost for the UK's volume manufacturers for whom Europe is the key market.

"As new models are launched and investments realised, the sector remains on course for all-time record levels of output by 2017."

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