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Tata Motors to invest £50 mn on R&D in UK

Source: PTI
March 29, 2011 17:41 IST
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India's Tata Motors, the owner of Jaguar Land Rover, is to invest around £50 million in its research and development base in the Midlands over the next two years, in a vote of confidence for UK manufacturing.

Tata has recently developed the Pixel city car, which the company is targeting at European drivers.

The automotive maker plans to hire 100 new engineers at the Tata Motors' European Technical Centre, boosting the workforce by more than 40 per cent to 340, as the company steps up its focus on low-carbon technologies.

TMETC has developed Tata's Vista electric vehicle and the Pixel city car, which the company is targeting at European drivers.

The centre is based at the University of Warwick and is operated in partnership with WMG, formerly known as the Warwick Manufacturing Group.

Tata has invested £85 million since founding TMETC in 2005.

Tim Leverton, head of advanced and product engineering at Tata Motors, told Daily Telegraph: "This announcement represents a further demonstration of Tata's long-term commitment to build and develop R&D facilities here in the UK."

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