New TVR to be manufactured in WalesFactory to be built next to Circuit of Wales
TVR has just announced that its new car will be produced at a custom-built facility in Ebbw Vale Enterprise Zone, South Wales. Contracts to locate the new TVR factory in Wales were signed on 18th March 2016 and the deal was officially announced by Rt. Hon Carwyn Jones, the First Minister of Wales, during a press conference this morning. The precise location of the factory had not yet been decided upon but TVR is looking at several specific options. A separate announcement is planned in the coming weeks.
Les Edgar, Chairman of TVR said:
“This is a fantastic opportunity both for TVR and the Welsh Government. South Wales is becoming a major hub for automotive and motorsport technology and development and the area is a serious opportunity for business development and job creation. We have a sports car project that has garnered global approval and excitement, and we are delighted that the Welsh government wish to become a part of an exciting new era for TVR.”
The First Minister said:
“This is yet another fantastic high profile investment for Wales and a great boost for our automotive sector. TVR is another iconic and much loved, world-class brand that still commands a strong and loyal international following. I am delighted the next generation of TVRs will proudly bear the label Made in Wales.”
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