Today, Telford MP Lucy Allan attended the opening of Magna International’s new 225,000 square foot factory built on the T54 Development site. As one of the largest plants in the West Midlands, this new venture will create new jobs for Telford and will play an instrumental role in the supply chain for car manufacturers.
Magna International is a global leader in automotive manufacturing and has sites across 29 countries. Magna worked with the Department for International Trade and the Automotive Investment Organization, and was backed with financial support from the Government's Regional Growth Fund to help secure the project for the investment in Telford.
This addition to Telford’s flourishing manufacturing industry truly solidifies its place as one the country’s fastest growing industrial bases, bringing jobs, inward investment and further growth for the town.
The Prime Minister, Theresa May who was unable to attend the opening due to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which she is hosting in London said:
“I am delighted by this significant investment by Magna International in Telford. The West Midlands has a rich history of manufacturing excellence and its skilled workforce is world-class.”
“The Government’s modern Industrial Strategy is designed to encourage job-creating investment like this across the country, and success in the Midlands Engine will be vital to success nation-wide.”
The MP for Telford, Lucy Allan said:
“I thank the Prime Minister for her continued support of industrial growth in Telford and particularly advanced manufacturing.”
“I am delighted to see Telford continuing to grow and attract new business and inward investment such as Magna International which creates jobs for our local community.”
“As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, it is so important to recognise the success of our many high tech businesses in Telford. They are the future and contribute significantly to our local economy.”
“I congratulate everyone at Magna for making this possible and it was a pleasure to meet Ian Harnett, Executive Director of Global Purchasing at Jaguar Land Rover.”