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Proud to be Made in the Midlands

Midlands manufacturing has long been associated with innovation, quality and reliability, with a vast array of items, ranging from cars and cabs to cookers and carpets, produced in the region.

Automotives, ceramics, brewing and carpets have long been associated with the Midlands, which has always been a strong manufacturing base. At one point described as the ‘Workshop of the World’, the Midlands is once more leading the way in manufacturing-led growth as the economy starts to turn around.

The automotive industry has had a constant presence in the region, and such famous names as Morgan, MG, Aston Martin and Jaguar Land Rover are still made in the West Midlands. Goodyear Dunlop and Michelin produce tyres in the region, while defence company, BAE Systems builds and maintains armoured vehicles for use in conflicts around the world.

JCB has been manufacturing heavyweight construction and agricultural machinery in Staffordshire since 1945 and is currently undergoing a £150m business expansion programme. For over 60 years, the Coventry-based London Taxi Company made more than 130,000 black cabs, and Kidderminster-based Brintons Carpets has been going for over 230 years. Even cookers are made in the region, with the Aga factory and foundry producing their iconic cooker ranges in Shropshire since the 1940s.

Proud to be part of a manufacturing heritage renowned all over the world, Redhill Manufacturing produces over 3,000 top quality handling, access and storage products from its Redditch-based factory. Drawing on a manufacturing capability that spans more than 35 years, Redhill offers expertise, whether producing standard or bespoke items, and with renewed interest in British manufacturing from a rapidly increasing global export market, is continuing to enjoy substantial growth.

Source: BBC News