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UK Salaries Booming

UK companies are raising salaries to attract new permanent employees at the fastest rate in almost 7 years as they struggle to fill vacancies. Figures from the REC (Recruitment & Employment Confederation) suggest last year’s economic recovery is translating into higher...read more

B/E Aerospace is Flying High

The once-volatile airline industry is now cash rich, thanks to four straight years of profit. Airlines pay hundreds of billions of dollars for new aircraft, seats not included. As the planes are finished, it's airline seating and interior manufacturer B/E...read more

Award Winning Tiro Associates

Tiro is a Double Winner at the Best Business Awards!! We are very proud to announce that we have won 2 highly competitive categories at the prestigious Best Business Awards. Commenting on the award to Tiro Associates Ltd in the Best Small...read more

Merger Creates the World’s Biggest Airline

American Airlines and US Airways have completed a long awaited merger to create the world's biggest airline. The merger had previously been blocked by the US Justice Department over concerns over competition in the sector. The new airline, to be known as...read more

UK Car Production Set to Reach a 6 year High

Car production in the UK is set to reach a six year high of more than 1.5 million vehicles 2014.   According to industry body The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the growth, driven by the launch of new...read more

The UK needs to double the number of recruits into engineering to meet demand

Engineering companies are estimated to have almost 3 million vacancies from now to 2020, almost 2 million of which will require engineering skills. Of these, approximately 100,000 will require people with degrees - currently the UK produces only 50,000...read more

85 Graduates applying for every position – but growth in the engineering sector

This summer's university leavers face a tougher jobs market, with a forecast of a 4% fall in graduate vacancies. However the Engineering sector – along with energy and telecommunications are all identified as areas of the jobs market with increasing numbers...read more

Tiro wins the Global Business Excellence Award for Outstanding Product/Service!

Commenting on the Global Excellence Business Award for Outstanding Product/Service to Tiro Associates, Andrew Areoff, Chairman of the Judges, said:  “In the last four years, Tiro Associates’ turnover has increased six-fold with an equally impressive increase in profits as the...read more

UK manufacturing growth at two-year high

UK manufacturing saw its strongest growth in two years in June The Markit/CIPS purchasing managers' index (PMI) rose to 52.5 last month - its highest level since May 2011. Any reading above 50 indicates growth in the sector. The figure adds to the...read more

UK manufacturing grows at fastest pace for a year

The UK's manufacturing sector grew at its strongest pace in over a year last month. The Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 51.3 in May from 50.2 in the previous month. A figure above 50 indicates expansion. Markit said both production...read more

Launch of the new www.tiroassociates.com job search facility and our new Tiro mobile site

Thank you for bearing with us over the last few weeks whilst our developers have been upgrading the job search facility on https:www.tiroassociates.com. We apologise for any problems you may have had viewing our jobs during this time. Hopefully it...read more

Sales up at VW, Peugeot, Renault & Audi despite continued European downturn

European sales of Volkswagen, Peugeot, Renault and Audi cars have all increased, despite there being an overall decline in European car sales. Latest analysis shows that the year-to-date downturn in European car sales continues, with a decline of 7.1%. The...read more

Automotive sector buoyant as registrations rise in April

New figures from the SMMT show new UK car registrations rose 14.8% in April this year. Registrations in the first four months of 2013 grew by 8.9%. April secured the strongest growth in 14 months. Growth followed a further rise in...read more

South American Car Market boomed in April

Following nine declining months out of the ten, the Argentinian car market posted a robust growth, with sales up 36.1% from 2012. In April the light vehicles sales were up 36.1% with the first four months sales up 4.9%. Following...read more

Visteon returns to Q1 profit

Global 1st tier supplier Visteon booked first quarter net income of US$69m, compared with a net loss of $29m, (-$0.56) in the first quarter last year. Sales rose $129m to $1.86bn due to increased vehicle production and new business in Asia...read more

Daimler to sell remaining stake in EADS

Carmaker Daimler is selling its remaining 7.5% stake in pan-European aerospace and defence group EADS. Germany's Daimler, owner of Mercedes-Benz, said it would use to the funds to focus on its main car making business. The shareholding in EADS is worth about...read more

GM to invest 4bn euro in Opel and Vauxhall

US carmaker General Motors (GM) has said it will invest 4bn euros ($5.2bn; £3.4bn) in its European subsidiary Opel. However it could take another couple of years before Opel (Vauxhall in the UK) is back in profit, in 2012 its operating...read more

Jaguar Land Rover has best UK sales figures for 65 years

In March JLR sales went into clocked up its best domestic showroom figures in 65 years, reporting its highest sales month ever, selling almost 18,000 vehicles in the UK. This is a 20% rise compared to March 2012. The success...read more

SMMT: UK March car sales beat expectations

UK new car registrations outperformed expectations in March, jumping almost 6% against a year ago, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has said. The SMMT said March, when new number plates are released, was typically a strong month...read more

£2bn cash injection will create jobs in UK aerospace

Over the next 7 years the Government and Aerospace industry will invest £2bn into the UK’s Aerospace sector via the newly created ATI. The investment should produce an additional 115,000 jobs. Date: 02/03/2013...read more

Skoda sees new models helping to offset Europe slump

Skoda is confident that deliveries this year will rise as the introduction of new or updated models, including a new large SUV, the Octavia compact and the Rapid Spaceback compact hatchback, offsets a drop in European demand. The first quarter and...read more

BMW brand regained luxury sales lead from Audi in February

FRANKFURT - BMW regained the global lead for luxury car sales from Audi after its volume for the core BMW brand rose 7 percent to 114,908 last month as increased demand in China, the UK and Russia offset weakness in...read more

Jaguar Land Rover to create an additional 700 jobs

According to today’s’ Birmingham Post, JLR is to double the size of its new engine plant in the West Midlands, creating an extra 700 jobs. Jaguar Landrover will is planning to invest £500 million to double the capacity for the...read more

Airbus owner EADS reports strong profits

Aerospace and defence group EADS has reported a rise in profits and sales in 2012, boosted by a strong performance from its aircraft maker Airbus. Net profit for 2012 at EADS rose 19% to 1.23bn euros ($1.61bn; £1.06bn). Revenues rose 15%...read more

The Worlds Hot Car Markets

UK: Sales in January surged 11% from 2012, the 11th year-on-year increase in a row. Australia: 14.8% increase in car sales from 2012. Denmark: Following all-time record car sales in 2012, the Danish car market started 2013 with an increase...read more

Car Markets Grow!

The World’s Top 25 Car Markets grew 4.6% in December 2012 compared with the previous year. China boasted of 19 million vehicles and the USA and Japan both posted a strong recovery. Date 18/02/2013...read more

VW’s says may add a 13th brand

Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand Piech indicated that the automaker plans to add at least one brand to the current lineup as part of a strategy to claim the industry's top spot by 2018. Piech said in an interview with German monthly magazine ADAC...read more

Emirates signs five-year sponsorship deal with Formula One

Emirates airline has signed a five-year branding deal with Formula One in a bid to boost its global presence. The deal has an annual value of at least $10m (£6.3m), according to Reuters, which quoted Emirates Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed...read more

Great Start for 2013 USA Car Sales

Car Sales in the USA surged by 14% from last year. Ford Motor Company’s share increased by almost 16%, Chevrolet 13% and Toyota 13% Date: 07/02/2013...read more

US car sales rise 13.4% to hit five-year

US car sales rose 13.4% in 2012, making it the best year for the industry since 2007, industry figures have shown. General Motors sold the most number of cars and light trucks, 2.5 million for the year. Total sales across the...read more

Toyota leads the World’s Top 25 Car Brands Ranking at September 2012

In the first 9 months of the year, the global car market posted a progress of 6.6%. The exclusive report over the Top 25 world's car brands shows the Toyota leadership was further reinforced with over 1.4 million vehicles and...read more

Jaguar Land Rover wins Top Award

JLR has won a major business award for transforming its business from heavy losses to £1.5 billion in annual profit. The company was awarded at the prestigious annual Institute for Turnaround (IFT) Awards. Regarded as Europe’s top turnaround awards, The...read more

Honda invests £267m in Swindon plant

The £267m investment reaffirms Swindon as the "cornerstone" of Honda's European operations Japanese carmaker Honda says investment at its UK plant in Swindon has reached £267m amid plans to ramp up production. The money will support the introduction of its new...read more

UK car sales up 12%

The UK car market in October increased by 12.1%. YTD sales were up 5%. Date 13/11/2012...read more

Jaguar Land Rover sales up 10% in 2012

Jaguar Land Rover sold 25,176 vehicles in October, an increase of 10% from 2011. JLR has sold 35% more vehicles in the first ten months of 2012 compared to the same period 12 months ago. Date 13/11/2012...read more

Asia drives BMW to record third quarter profit rise

Booming sales in Asia have helped German car firm BMW shrug off the gloom in Europe to report a record third quarter pre-tax profit. The world's largest luxury carmaker saw sales in China and Japan rise by 33% and 21.5% respectively...read more

Top 25 car brands ranking at July 2012. Toyota on top of the world

For the first time ever, focus2move reports the World's Top 25 Car Brands Ranking. Data is year-to-date July 2012. Toyota was leading the race, thanks to the huge domestic sales volume, ahead of Volkswagen and Ford. Fiat was 10th and...read more

Volkswagen plans to invest $4.4 billion to expand in Brazil

BERLIN (Bloomberg) -- Volkswagen plans to invest 3.4 billion euros ($4.4 billion) in upgrading its model lineup and factories in Brazil as part of its goal to become the world's biggest carmaker by 2018. VW's investment plan in Brazil runs through...read more

10% Pay Rise for Jaguar Land Rover Employees

Jaguar Land Rover employees will benefit from one of the best pay rises in the UK, caused by the boom in demand for luxury motors. The record deal will affect 21,000 employees at Castle Bromwich, Solihull, Gaydon and Whitley in the...read more

UK bucks trend for falling car sales in major European markets

Demand rose for seventh consecutive month in September UK new-car sales rose for a seventh consecutive month in September in contrast to other major European markets, which saw demand fall. Registrations grew by 8.2 percent to 359,612 vehicles, the Society of Motor...read more

Mercedes expands U.S. luxury sales lead over BMW

DETROIT (Bloomberg) -- Sales of Mercedes-Benz cars rose 7 percent in the United States last month, helping the premium German marque extend its nine-month lead over rival BMW brand to 5,221 deliveries in the race to be the No. 1...read more

Global Car Market up 8.5% in July 2012

The global light vehicle market maintained momentum in July posting 6.5 million sales, up 8.5% from 2011. YTD July sales were up 6.9%. Among Top 25 Countries, Thailand and Japan gained more than a 40% increase in car sales. Canada:...read more

Advanced Engineering 2012

Tiro Associates Ltd will be at Advanced Engineering UK 2012 at the NEC Birmingham, Wed 07 & Thu 08 Nov. Please come and visit us at stand 318. Click the following link to register for free entry to the event:...read more

Tata global vehicle sales rise 13% in August as JLR growth slows

Tata Motors said overall global vehicle sales rose 13 percent in August, with demand at the automaker's Jaguar Land Rover unit rising 13 percent, less than in previous months, to 24,060. Sales at the luxury British brands, a key driver...read more

Ferrari sales and profits surge to record highs

Italian supercar and Formula 1 racing firm Ferrari has reported record sales and profits for the first six months of 2012. The company made 100m euros ($128m; £80m) net profit, up 10% on the same period a year earlier. With 3,664 cars...read more

Honda invests £267m in Swindon plant

Japanese carmaker Honda says investment at its UK plant in Swindon has reached £267m amid plans to ramp up production. The money will support the introduction of its new Civic and CR-V car models and a new 1.6-litre diesel engine. The site...read more

Car sales up in UK, Russia, Malaysia, Japan, India, USA & China

In July the UK car market rose 9.3% with 143.884 sales, the 5th year-on-year increase. YTD sales in July were up 3.5% at 1.201.564. UK car production in growing at 12%, and if this pace continues will...read more

Jaguar boosts profits at Tata Motors parent company

A 34% rise in sales by luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) boosted Indian parent company Tata Motors' profits during the April to June quarter. Net profits came in at 22.45bn rupees ($405m; £260m), up 12% when compared with the same...read more

Audi’s global car sales rise 12.9% in July

Carmaker tops rivals BMW, Mercedes in monthly deliveries FRANKFURT -- Audi said its global sales increased by 12.9 percent to 119,600 vehicles last month compared with a year ago, making the month the automaker's best July to date. Volkswagen Group's luxury unit...read more

Good News Britain: Engineering expertise makes UK an automotive hotspot

Paul Everitt, chief executive of The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, which reported UK car sales rose for a fifth consecutive month in July, comments on the industry's success and what more the Government could do to help manufacturing...read more

UK car sales defy Europe slump as demand rises for 5th consecutive month

British new-car sales rose for a fifth consecutive month in July in stark contrast to other major European markets which saw demand drop. UK registrations grew by 9.3 percent to 143,884 vehicles, the strongest monthly rise this year, the Society of...read more

Chrysler swings to profit on US sales

Chrysler has swung to a profit as the carmaker was boosted by sales in its home US market. Net profit was $436m (£278m) in the second quarter, compared with a loss of $370m in the same quarter a year ago. The company...read more

Honda profits rise four-fold as recovery continues

Honda Motors has reported a four-fold increase in earnings during the first quarter as it continued to recover from last year's natural disasters. Net profit was 131.7bn yen ($1.7bn; £1.1bn) in the April to June period, up from 31.7bn yen a...read more

Volkswagen’s record sales boost profits

German car giant Volkswagen has sold a record number of vehicles so far this year, helped by its presence in developing markets. Net profits for the first six months of the year were 8.8bn euros ($10.7bn; £6.9bn), up 36% from a...read more

Jaguar Landrover creates 1,100 new UK jobs

Jaguar Landrover creates 1,100 new UK jobs JLR is to create 1,100 new jobs in the West Midlands. The new recruits will build the Jaguar XF Sportbrake estate car amongst other models at its Castle Bromwich plant. JLR...read more

UK car market in June 2012 up 3.5%

Car Sales booming in Australia, Russia & USA, and stable in Germany & UK The Australian car market in June was up 14.3% with 109.940 units. YTD sales in June were 543.000, up 9.4% from 2011 The...read more

Boeing and United Airlines announce $14.7bn deal

US planemaker Boeing has announced an "historic" order from United Airlines for 150 Boeing 737s, in a deal worth up to $14.7bn (£9.5bn). The order comprises 100 of the new Boeing 737 Max 9 planes and 50 Boeing 737-900ER aircraft. Boeing said...read more

Top Car Markets 2012

UK car market June 2012 +3.5% from last year Brazil car sales June +19% on 2011 Saudi Arab car sales in May 2012 +18% on 2011 India car sales in June 2012 +10% on 2011 Bahrain car market May 2012 sales +49%...read more

Volkswagen agrees to buy rest of Porsche for $5.6bn

Volkswagen says it has agreed a deal to buy the remaining 50.1% stake in Porsche it doesn't already own by the start of next month. VW will pay 4.46bn euros ($5.6bn; £3.6bn) plus one VW common share to acquire the stake....read more

Toyota and Honda US sales surge as recovery continues

Sales of Japanese carmakers Toyota and Honda surged in the US in June as they continued to recover from last year's earthquake and tsunami. The two firms had seen their sales in the US decline last year after the natural disasters...read more

New tech to boost petrol efficiency

Delphi engineers have found a way of using direct injection on petrol engines, and the breakthrough could revolutionise engine efficiency. The next generation of petrol engines will offer the same fuel economy as hybrids without the extra weight and cost. So say...read more

Car Sales up in UK, Australia, Japan, Poland & Russia

UK: car market in May posted 162.288 sales, up 7.9% from last year. YTD sales in May were 868.166, up 2.6%. Private consumers' sales grew 14.3%. Australia: 93.866 units sold in May, up 21.3% from 2011. Full year 2012 is projected...read more

BMW to make Supercar Engine in UK BMW’s

BMW has said it will produce the engine for its i8 petrol-electric supercar in the UK. The car's three-cylinder petrol engine will be made at the carmaker's Hams Hall factory near Birmingham. The engine is designed to extend the plug-in hybrid's range...read more

UK, USA India & China Car sales up in 2012

UK: The UK car market in May posted 162.288 sales, up 7.9% from 2011. YTD sales in May were 868.166, up 2.6%. Private consumers' sales grew 14.3%. The 2011 average Co2 emission at 138 g/km was among the highest in...read more

Saab sold to Chinese-Swedish Investment Group

Bankrupt carmaker Saab has been sold to a Chinese-Swedish investment group which aims to turn the company into a maker of electric vehicles. Saab's administrator said the buyer was National Electric Vehicle Sweden (Nevs). No sale price was given. Saab went bankrupt...read more

Jaguar Land Rover report record high sales, up 29.1%

Jaguar Land Rover, the Indian-owned car manufacturer, has reported a 34% rise in profits after sales hit a record high. In 2011-2012 the group made pre-tax profits of £1.5bn, up from £1.12bn the year before. Sales were up 29.1% to 314,433 units,...read more

BAE Systems and Saudi Arabia sign £1.9bn Hawk jet deal

British defence giant BAE has signed a £1.9bn ($3bn) deal to supply Hawk trainer jets to Saudi Arabia, safeguarding over 200 UK jobs. The military contractor said the deal averted job losses at its Brough plant  and guaranteed work for 30...read more

UK Vauxhall plant to build new Astra – creating 700 new jobs

Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port plant will build a new generation of Astra cars, producing at least 160,000 cars a year. It was feared that a General Motors restricting plan would close the site, however GM will not invest £125m in...read more

Jaguar Land Rover plans to spend extra £1 billion in the UK

Jaguar Land Rover is set to spend an extra 1 billion pound with UK suppliers over the next four years, creating up to 300 jobs. The extra spending is planned because of the continued global demand for the Range Rover's Evoque. The new...read more

Boeing’s Dreamliner arrives in the UK

Heathrow Airport today hosts Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, which has landed in England on the sixth leg of its world tour. The ZA003 is being showcased to an estimated 13,000 guests during its European tour. Boeing claims the Dreamliner, composed of...read more

Report reveals engineering sectors still struggling to recruit

A recent report by Festo has announced that 76 per cent of manufacturers and engineers often go through extensive issues with recruiting engineers. This is in fact in spite of government investment in this area, which aimed to attract new...read more

Midlands car parts firm enjoying Jaguar Land Rover boom

Car parts companies across the Midlands are enjoying a boom thanks to the growth of Jaguar Land Rover, with JLR’s new i54 engine plant set to support 3,000 jobs. JLR recorded a 49% rise in global sales in February, and...read more

Jaguar to launch sports car after 40 years

Jaguar is taking on German premium carmakers such as Porsche by producing the F-Type, its first sports car in four decades. The UK car brand, owned by India’s Tata Motors said at the New York auto show that it planned to...read more

BAE wins contract to support Eurofighter jets

BAE Systems, Britain’s biggest defense contractor, has won a £446m contract to provide engineering support for Eurofighter Typhoon jets, which it said would protect 600 jobs in the UK. The five-year contract will support the 306-strong fleet of Eurofighter jets in...read more

Petrol prices hit another record high

The average price of a litre of unleaded petrol hit 140.20 pence. Higher oil prices, driven by concerns about Iran, have been behind the rising price of fuel. Crude oil prices have risen 12% since January. Chancellor Osborne confirmed this week that...read more

BMW recalls 1.3 million cars worldwide

BMW recalls 1.3 million cars worldwide FRANKFURT (Reuters) - BMW AG <BMWG.DE>, the world's largest premium carmaker, is recalling about 1.3 million cars for repair worldwide due to a possible problem with a battery cable cover in the trunk, the...read more

Jobs boost as success of ‘Posh’s baby’ Range Rover sparks £100m investment

Jaguar Land Rover is set to announce a major new jobs and investment boom at its Halewood factory on Merseyside next week – thanks to the success of the new Evoque ‘baby’ off-roader. It is understood the luxury car firm is...read more

Rolls-Royce reports record profits and sales

Aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce has reported annual orders, sales and profits at record levels thanks to expansion in the airline industry. Overall profits rose 21% to £1.16bn ($1.84bn), while orders reached £62bn after rising 5%. Rolls said its defence aerospace business had also...read more

Jaguar announces £559 million profit

Jaguar has just announced a £559 million profit in the last three months, representing a sharp growth for the company who also had a record annual profit of £1.1bn. The main source of growth is China and Russia, with China accounting...read more

General Motors reclaims world’s top vehicle-maker slot

General Motors (GM) has regained its slot as the world's biggest vehicle maker in a dramatic turnaround for a firm that was facing bankruptcy just two years ago. Toyota, which displaced GM as the world's top automaker in 2008, expects sales...read more

Land Rover Creates 750 jobs

Jaguar-Landrover unveiled plans for a £355 million engine plant that would create up to 750 jobs this week. This will bring a huge boost to the economy in the West Midlands and opportunities have already started to appear at engineering...read more

An Engineering Perspective: Degree vs. Work Based Experience

The IET’s Recruiter Requirements Report found that 66% of jobs advertised in the engineering sector required a degree as a pre-requisite for the position. Everyone knows how valuable degrees are for future engineers, but the IET is calling for the...read more

Unite call for BMW to close loop hole pension scheme

The trade union Unite which acts as the largest trade union in the UK, has today warned car maker BMW that it will face industrial action unless it changes its plans to close its pension scheme and stop using the...read more

BAE Fight

Workers that are being laid off by BAE Systems may be entitled to redundancy repayments from the Government, according to MP David Davis. BAE Systems plans to get rid of 3,000 jobs, including 899 at Brough. These jobs include senior level...read more

Young Woman Engineer of the year award announced

Captain Charlotte Joyce, an aircraft engineering officer, has been named the IET’s 2011 young woman engineer of the year. She received a trophy at a ceremony in London last night, along with a £1000 cash prize. She commented, “It’s a real...read more

Oil firms reap in the profits as fuel costs continue to soar

Latest research has yet again uncovered what we all knew anyway – the price of fuel in the UK is rising, oil companies are profiting, and fuel will continue to increase in price. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)...read more

Europe’s new car market falls, but who retains lead?

Automotive engineering has been key this year as many new vehicles enter the market, and existing vehicles still remain popular. According to latest research by JATO Dynamics the VW Golf retains the lead of the bestselling car, despite actually seeing...read more

Tata motors Triple their Profits

Jaguar have announced a huge growth in sales and profits over the past year, with a £1.1 billion profit before tax in the last 12 months. This differs from the year prior which saw Jaguar barely break even, where it...read more

Jaguar Land Rover Sales Boom

The high demand from China for the premium carmaker Jaguar Land Rover highlights further success for the global automotive firm, which has been in industry news a lot recently due to its remarkable growth. After recently announcing more than 1,000 automotive...read more

Solihull sees 1,000 more jobs through Land Rover

The West Midlands will see more than 1,000 new job opportunities open up at the Jaguar Land Rover firm, which already employs over 5,000 people in Solihull. This means that the plant workforce will increase by more than 25%, a...read more

Bosch CEO Anticipates another Recession

Germany’s CEO for Robert Bosch, a leading global automotive supplier, commented yesterday that the worsening European crisis will lead us into another recession. With many European countries struggling to get a hold of their financial situation, and with debt and unemployment...read more

Overview of the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011

The Frankfurt Motor show is one of the world’s most popular motor shows, showcasing many hundreds of cars and reaping in more and more visitors each year. It has somewhat become iconic for car enthusiasts over the past decade. The show...read more

The Big changes in the UK Automotive industry so far this year

The automotive industry in the UK is the fourth largest manufacturer of cars, engines and components in Europe. It is a significant industry leader which typically turns over £50bn a year in the UK. The industry employs over 700,000 people, automotive...read more

The future of flying? It’s V-shaped and faster than the speed of sound

The passenger plane of the future could be solar powered and travel at five times the speed of sound but the British government must act quickly to ensure that the domestic aerospace engineering industry has a chance of making it,...read more

TAM Airlines finalises purchase of 32 Airbus a320 aircraft

Brazil-based TAM Airlines, the largest airline in the Southern Hemisphere, has finalized a purchase agreement for 32 eco-efficient Airbus A320 aircraft, comprising 22 A320neo and 10 A320 aircraft. This order follows a Memorandum of Understanding signed last...read more

Gulf Air and Turkish Airlines launch global live TV, broadband and mobile services

Following Turkish Airlines’ announcement on 23 September that it is to launch live television and internet services on its flights, Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has taken delivery of its first A330-200 aircraft retrofitted with...read more

Car Sales Fell

British car sales fell 0.8 percent on the year in September, the Society of Motor Manufactures and Traders said on Thursday. The SMMT said new car registrations totalled 332,476 last month, and it was on track to meet its forecast for 1.92 million...read more

Nigeria build and launch their first Satellite Via Surrey

It has been much anticipated: the first images from the first satellite built by Nigeria. Launched on the 17th of August 2011, just three days later images had already been sent back.   Image caption: 22m multispectral image of Auckland, New Zealand...read more

India’s booming infrastructure

India has announced that it plans to spend $1 trillion on its infrastructure over the next five years. These ambitious plans form several different projects including rail development programmes. It is thought that as part of this massive development, UK...read more

Return of the E -Type Jag

Jaguar isn't suggesting a complete return to the 1960s, but design cues like the bulging wings and swept back headlights mean that the new car is likely to be highly evocative of the original, and we're also told that the...read more

Used Car Prices Set To Drop Imminently

It's more bad news for car owners, as the latest economic downturn is predicted to hit used car prices by up to as much as 10%. In last week's Sunday Mirror industry expert, Quentin Wilson has said, "November will be...read more

Saab wins bankruptcy court appeal decision

Chief executive Victor Muller is fighting hard to save Saab. Troubled carmaker Saab will seek bankruptcy protection after winning a court appeal against a decision earlier this month preventing it from doing so. The carmaker has been...read more

Renault Formula 1 team makes £34m loss

The Renault Formula 1 team made a £34.3m net loss in 2010, the French car manufacturer's last year as an F1 owner, according to its latest accounts. The team slumped from a £4.8m after-tax profit the previous year, hit by an...read more

UK: Ford’s Third Windmill on Line

Ford Dagenham's largest, most powerful wind turbine was completed as the blades were lifted into place last week. The 120m tall turbine, the third to be commissioned at Dagenham, is now contributing clean electricity to power engine production in the...read more

Did you know the UK had a Booming Aerospace Industry?

NASA has just wrapped up its space shuttle program but its a largely unknown fact that the UK is actually a major player in the aerospace industry, very little people actually know the contributions and achievements that the UK have...read more

July new car registrations down 3.5%

New car registrations fell by 3.5% to 131,634 units in July as a result of slower economic growth and subdued consumer confidence. New car registrations have fallen consecutively over the past 13 months. The 3.5% fall in registrations in July was...read more

U.S. concludes Chrysler rescue with sale to fiat

The Treasury Department announced on Thursday that it has closed on the sale of its stake in Chrysler, bringing to an end the government’s multi-billion rescue of the Detroit automaker. In all, the government has recovered $11.2 billion of the $12.5 billion it...read more

Bombardier Transportation announces proposed downsizing at its Derby facility

Bombardier Transportation today announced that it will initiate a 90 day statutory consultation process to downsize and adjust capacity at its train manufacturing facility in Derby. Employees were told today that there was not sufficient workload going forward to keep the...read more

RAC sold to American private equity firm Carlyle for £1bn

The RAC roadside rescue service has been sold to a US Private Equity group for £1bn, more than a century after rescuing its first stranded motorist. Carlyle fought off other private equity bidders for the recovery company three months after it was...read more

Carmaker Saab admits it cannot pay wages

Troubled Swedish carmaker Saab, owned by Netherlands-based Swedish Automobile, said on Thursday it could not afford to pay wages to its employees as it had not yet obtained necessary short-term funding. Swedish Automobile and Saab are still in discussions with various...read more

Airbus and AirAsia announce record deal for 200 planes

Airbus piled up the orders at the Paris air show as it announced the largest single order of commercial aircraft in history. Malaysia's low-cost carrier AirAsia is buying 200 of the A320neo jets, in a deal worth about $18bn (£11bn)....read more

Car manufacturers meet with Prime Minister

Some of the biggest car manufacturers in Europe have been to Downing Street to discuss the growing confidence in the UK automotive engineering industry and the Government’s commitment to its success. It came as German car...read more

Honda warns of profit slump due to earthquake

Honda has become the second major Japanese car engineering and manufacturing company in a week to warn of dramatically lower profits due to reduced production resulting from March's massive earthquake. It forecast net profits of 195bn yen ($2.4bn;...read more

Fiat Chrysler Deal

Fiat has increased its stake in american automotive engineering company Chrysler, following Chrysler's repayment of its debt to the US and Canadian governments. In exchange for $1.2bn in cash, Fiat has taken control of a further 16% of Chrysler; later...read more

Tata Motors Profits Tripled

Tata Motors, a automotive engineering giant and owner of Jaguar and Land Rover, has seen its profits triple. Tata made £1.3bn (after tax) in the last 12 months, up 266% over last year, thanks to £1.1bn made by JLR, a part of...read more

Ferrari’s New Indian Dealership

Ferrari has opened it first Indian dealership, a two-storey showroom in New Delhi. India becomes the 58th market for the Prancing Horse, but despite having no official presence until now, Ferrari already has around 50 clients in the country. Ferrari's is...read more

Great Wall talks with Spyker after other China partnership deal with Saab fails

Top Chinese automotive engineering firm Great Wall Motor is continuing to talk with Dutch luxury car maker Spyker Cars about a potential tie-up involving Saab, a source told Reuters on today. Last week, Spyker signed a deal with Chinese Hawtai...read more

Fiat to pay $1.27 billion for 16% of Chrysler

 Fiat S.p.A. has agreed to pay $1.27 billion for another 16 percent stake in U.S. carmaker Chrysler Group LLC this quarter, the Italian automotive engineering company said on Thursday, in a deal that was faster and cheaper than expected. Sourced in:...read more

TI to buy National Semiconductor for $6.5bn

TI to buy National Semiconductor for $6.5bn Texas Instruments has signed a definitive agreement to acquire National Semiconductor in a cash deal worth $6.5bn. The deal brings together two of the analogue and power semiconductor market’s two largest suppliers, creating a powerhouse...read more

Air Bus to build £70million business park.

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus will build a £70m office facility in South Gloucestershire, it has revealed. The company plans to redevelop its Filton site into an Aerospace engineering and technology park. The Airbus Aerospace Park project, adjacent to the...read more

Motor industry gives thumbs up to Budget

The UK Budget delivered by Chancellor George Osborne in the House of Commons today has been welcomed by the country’s motor industry. Headline measures include a 1p per litre cut in fuel duty from 6pm tonight, 23rd March, and the postponing...read more

Toyota plans 10 new hybrids in Europe

Toyota Motor Corporation expects the addition of at least 10 new hybrid models to help drive a rise in European sales to 1 million vehicles by 2013 or 2014, up about a quarter from last year, a...read more

£300 million investment in UK advanced transport technology facility

MIRA, the international vehicle engineering and test business headquartered in the UK, has announced its intention to create Europe’s most advanced independent transport technology facility, which involves a £300 million investment in a new 155,000sqm campus at its 850 acre...read more

DoT/NASA probe exonerates Toyota electronics

The 'sticky pedal' recall extended beyond the US. The US Department of Transportation has ruled out electronic faults as the cause of unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles. The announcement followed a 10-month study that enlisted NASA engineers with expertise in areas...read more

UK to spend £7bn on electric cars by 2014

Britain's motor industry is in line for a £7bn boost from electric cars between now and 2014, according to a recent survey. Yet, in the short term, dealerships face a "fraught" 2011, as the stuttering economy and subdued consumer confidence...read more

Russia back on track to become Europe’s biggest auto market, AEB says

Russia's new-car market, helped by additions to the government's fund for trade-in incentives, finished 2010 on track to revisit pre-crisis sales levels over the next two years. Sales of new cars and light commercial vehicles are expected to rise another 17...read more

UK growth in Car Sales in 2010

The growth of car sales across the UK is “encouraging”, but the momentum must be retained by ensuring access to finance is made easier for the region’s manufacturers. It was revealed the UK had experienced almost 2 per cent growth in...read more

GM Plans Profit for 2011

General Motors hopes to achieve profitability in its European operations this year, addressing one of the problems that was not resolved by its 2009 restructuring in bankruptcy, said Chris Liddell GM's chief financial officer. GM's European Opel/Vauxhall unit has been...read more

AWR Implementation – Briefing for Hirers

New Agency Workers Regulations -  Briefing for Hirers.  This briefing document explains what the new regulations on agency workers will mean for hirers who engage workers via a temporary staffing supplier. These changes will effect all staffing organisations including those...read more

Recruit Rank Awards

Specialist Engineering Recruiters Tiro Associates Ltd Announced as Top 10 Agency at RecruitRank Awards 2010: RecruitRank Awards honour first class recruitment agencies based purely on candidate feedback.  Tiro Associates Ltd has been declared as a Top 10 finalist in the...read more

GM plans European profit in 2011

General Motors hopes to achieve profitability in its European operations this year, addressing one of the problems that was not resolved by its 2009 restructuring in bankruptcy, said Chris Liddell GM's chief financial officer. GM's European Opel/Vauxhall unit has been...read more