Unipart Wins Contract To Manufacture Automotive Fuel Rails for Asia
Unipart Manufacturing has secured a seven-year contract to supply engine components for Ford cars being produced in China. The contract will create 40 new jobs in Coventry.
The company is now one of only a small number of companies in Europe to produce gasoline fuel rails for Ford and other car manufacturers. The components enable fuel to be injected into the engine under very high pressure to provide greater fuel efficiency and 'cleaner' motoring. The products are manufactured at the Unipart Powertrain Applications site in Coventry, which employs around 380 people. The facility, which produces one fuel rail every 45 seconds, is an export success story. Around 95% of its output is being shipped to customers in mainland Europe and China.
The new contract will start in 2018 and will result in a production increase of around 50% at the fuel rail facility in Coventry. Unipart Group already carries out a wide range of logistics operations in the Chinese market. The company operates across 13 sites in China (including Beijing and Shanghai) for clients such as Jaguar Land Rover, McLaren and Tesla, and employs more than 330 people in China.