Exciting times ahead?
The amount and type of work which we are asked to quote gives us
an insight into the state of UK manufacturing. This is showing an upturn in all
kinds of industries, but the biggest suprise is within the automotive
After the debacle of the Rover-BMW situation, this was an unlikely
scenario and most people were forecasting a difficult time ahead for companies
operating within the sector, with jobs and production expected to
Although Rover itself has not invested massively in recent times, a
new car is now in development, and other UK car makers are forging ahead with
ambitious new peojects. Is the kudos and prestige of British cars making a
comeback? It certainly seems to be.
The likes of Rolls Royce, Jaguar, Aston
Martin etc. are now owned by foreign automotive 'giants', but this seems to
have provided a shot in the arm to these once great British marques. It is hard
to imagine most of these vehicles being made anywhere but the UK, so here's
hoping that these important British jobs are safe for the forseeable future.
Personally, I would like to see all UK companies sourcing products within the
UK and safegaurding jobs across the whole spectrum of manufacturing in this
country, and it is my intention to introduce a 'Buy British' policy to Celect
Tools, in the hope that others will follow suit. This probably won't stretch to
me owning a TVR, but you never know...
*The views above are solely those of the
author and do not necessarily reflect those of Celect Tools.