SERTEC starts production of the new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport with £5.9m investment

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Sertec Corporation Ltd, the global automotive components manufacturer, has invested £5.9m developing its capabilities to support JLR’s production of the newest Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.

This significant investment has enhanced Sertec’s use of robotic and automated cells, as well as significantly increasing their MIG, TIG and SPOT automated welding capabilities. At full production, Sertec will manufacture a total of 211 different parts to produce around 3500 car sets a week.

The Range Rover and Range Rover Sport was facilitated by Sertec’s Programme Team, who have successfully established multiple new lines, ultimately securing jobs at its Tyseley Plant. In addition to retaining the skilled labour, Sertec also continues to develop its robust relationship with JLR.

The Midlands based company supports its valued customers from concept design phase through to production. Sertec have bespoke engineering teams for all aspects of product development that include product R&D, design feasibility and tooling capability (sourced competitively in either Europe or Asia). Furthermore, their people, manufacturing processes and technical expertise provide innovative solutions that deliver value and reliability for their expanding customer base.

CEO Grant Adams said: “We are delighted to announce Sertec’s role in supporting the production of the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. As one of Jaguar Land Rover’s long-standing suppliers of over 50 years, we are proud to continue the supply of our high-quality products.”

“Our Team worked diligently and effectively to deliver the new lines at our Tyseley plant and the new capabilities we have invested in has enabled Sertec to continue being at the forefront of producing lightweight body structures. “

Sertec has also recently invested £1.7m into its R&D programmes, including the installation of a low volume production centre, to enable one of the UK’s first mass production assembly line for modular busbars – supporting the industries road to zero emissions.

With 60 years’ experience, the global automotive manufacturer operates across six sites, with four manufacturing sites in the UK, one manufacturing site in Aszar, Hungary and one in Hückeswagen, Germany, plus a tooling technical centre based in Dongguan, China.