MP Meets Local Firm Driving Innovation

A Dudley MP has visited a Kingswinford car manufacturer in a bid to understand how they are driving innovation and creating jobs in the borough. 

Westfield Sports Cars is a 100% British owned company that manufactures sports cars on the Gibbons Industrial Park in Kingswinford. The company was launched in the 1980’s and has sold more than 12,000 cars globally.

Dudley North MP Ian Austin met with the company’s managing director, Julian Turner, to talk about the new technologies the firm are developing in the growing market of electric cars.

The MP recently joined the Parliamentary Group for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and has been campaigning to bring new investment, industries, and jobs to the Black Country.

Speaking after his visit, Ian Austin said the borough “lit the spark that fired the industrial revolution, changing the whole of the world.

“No one is prouder of the area than me, but we all know we’ve struggled to new investment, new industries, and new jobs to replace the ones we lost in traditional industries.

“Manufacturers like Westfield are fast adapting to advances in new industries and technology so I [was] delighted to go and learn about what they are doing to bring investment and new jobs to the area.”

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