Ένα επιχειρηματικό fund του Birmingham της Αγγλίας θα παρουσιάσει στην Ινδία το Bolt Concept, ένα πρωτότυπο supercar με στόχο να προσελκύσει επενδυτές από την αναδυόμενη αγορά της Ινδίας. Σύμφωνα με τον Martyn Mangan, επενδυτικό διευθυντή της Business Birmingham το Bolt είναι ένα πολυτελές supercar το οποίο ενσωματώνει προηγμένη μηχανική και εξαρτήματα τα οποία προέρχονται αποκλειστικά από την περιοχή του Birmingham. Ο Mangan συνεχίζει λέγοντας ότι το αυτοκίνητο θα μπορούσε να περάσει στη παραγωγή μέσα στους επόμενους 18 μήνες. Αύριο θα προστεθούν και live φωτογραφίες από την παρουσίαση του στην Ινδία. Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες μπορείς να βρεις στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί.
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First Reveal of ‘Birmingham Bolt’ Concept at Delhi Auto Expo
Designs for a concept car dubbed the Birmingham Bolt – because the technical expertise and componentry it uses have been sourced almost entirely from the UK’s second city – are being shared with investors at the 11th Auto Expo, taking place in Delhi this week (5- 11 January).
The concept car is a virtual tour de force conceived by inward investment body Business Birmingham as a technical showcase for the Greater Birmingham area and highlights both the strength of the area’s existing supply chain and the significant potential for investors seeking to join it.
Revealing a first glimpse of the Bolt’s design ahead of the show, Business Birmingham’s transport technologies and manufacturing investment manager Martyn Mangan said:
The Bolt is a high performance, premium concept vehicle design that incorporates advanced engineering capability and precision parts sourced almost exclusively in the Birmingham area.
Our established automotive supply chain means that the majority of The Bolt’s body, chassis, interior and underlying componentry could be supplied locally see this design or one very much like it accelerate from the drawing board and onto roads in under 18 months using our existing research, development and manufacturing base.”
Business Birmingham is the only foreign direct investment organisation to attend the Auto Expo and will be using The Bolt Concept to illustrate the significant opportunity that the presence of such a strong automotive and advanced engineering supply chain presents for investors such as Indian investment funds and trading organisations.
Neil Rami, Chief Executive of Marketing Birmingham explains:
The message I’m sharing with investors in Delhi is that two thirds of all UK automotive R&D is conducted in the Greater Birmingham area and global vehicle manufacturers such as Jaguar Land Rover, Toyota and BMW source over 4billion GBP of components locally.
We’re at the show to encourage and support joint ventures between UK businesses and Indian companies looking to enter the supply chain. There are also still opportunities for suppliers in as yet untapped niches – including specialist casting companies, specific engine components and electronics suppliers – so we believe there is a compelling commercial case for choosing Birmingham as a place in which to invest.”
Business Birmingham will be located in the UK Pavilion, Hall 2, stand 2.12 at Auto Expo. To find out more visit http://businessbirmingham.com/auto-expo
Birmingham Bolt Concept Companies
The Birmingham Bolt Concept Companies from the local supply chain capable of taking The Bolt from concept to reality include:
Brakes & safety equipment
- Lear Corporation – seats & fabrics
- NIA – Nippon Industries
- Barkley Plastics – fastenings & mouldings
- IAC – International Automotive components Group
- Plastic Omnium – body components
Tyres & wheels
- Goodyear – tyres
- Rimstock – wheels
Body in White
- Stadco – steel & aluminium panels and components
- Sertec – aluminium panels & pressings
- ThyssenKrupp – chassis design & manufacture
- Unipres – body panels & metal stamping
- GKN – driveline & engine internals
- Shakespeare Forgings – engine blocks & internals
Research & development
- Aston University – environmental technologies
- BCU (Birmingham City University) – low carbon automotive research & design
- University of Birmingham – alternative fuels & engine testing
- WMG – Premium Vehicle Customer Interface Technologies
The list of companies has been chosen on the basis that they are Tier 1 suppliers to the automotive industry.
To find a comprehensive list of all companies that offer these services, please visit the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders website for more details: www.smmt.co.uk
Birmingham is a globally renowned centre for transport technologies. Hundreds of automotive, rail and aerospace companies are based in the city area, supplying companies including Jaguar Land Rover, Toyota, JCB and Honda.
The city’s automotive sector contributes £360 million to its economy and has a large, highly-skilled workforce, employing more than 100,000 people across the wider region. Birmingham’s central location in the UK is advantageous for local vehicle manufacturers and companies within the supply chain that have clients across the UK.
Birmingham is also home to universities with world-leading research strengths in low-carbon and energy-efficient fuel types, including Birmingham City University and the University of Birmingham. Cutting-edge research into low-carbon vehicle technology includes CABLED, the UK’s largest trial of electric and ultra-low emission vehicles, while businesses such as Arup, MIRA and Ricardo are industry leaders in R&D.
The Birmingham area is well known for luxury car production – it is home to companies including Jaguar Land Rover and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (MG Rover), while Aston Martin and Nissan are within close proximity. It also has a burgeoning niche vehicle market that includes industry leader Morgan.
Auto Expo is Asia’s largest automotive show, focusing on new and future technological products, components and vehicles. It has been the glittering showcase of the Indian automobile and auto-component industry for the last 19 years. For 2012, the event is emphasising innovations in safety, the environment and fuel efficiency.
Business Birmingham’s investment manager and automotive specialist Martyn Mangan will be attending Auto Expo to highlight the exciting developments taking place in the city.
For more information about Birmingham’s strengths within the transport sector, please contact Martyn via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone + 44 (0) 121 202 5144.
For more information about the event, please visit the Auto Expo website on http://www.autoexpo.in/.