27 Jul 2012
Brose to create over 200 jobs
The German automotive supplier Brose is planning to double the size of its plant at Bayton Road Industrial Estate in Bedworth, where it manufactures window and seat systems for companies that include Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan and Volvo. Dennis Harvey, leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, said the expansion would be an important boost for the local economy. The Borough Council and Warwickshire County Council agreed to remove the covenant on land at Colliery Lane to allow the factory to expand. In return, the company has agreed to fund a number of improvements in the nearby Miners’ Welfare Park.
Operations director Gary Breakwell said Brose still faced a challenge recruiting enough skilled and semi-skilled workers. “We’ve adopted a ‘grow your own’ approach. We’re taking on a lot of apprentices, and we are also looking for graduates to move into the organisation, so that we can create a pipeline of skilled people for the future.”