The following just released in todays motoring press.
30 January, 2007
Production of MG cars to resume at Longbridge
Nanjing Automobile (Group) Corporation (NAC), the Chinese automaker which
purchased certain assets of the former MG Rover Group, has announced that
production of MG cars is to resume at the Longbridge plant in the West
Midlands, UK, nearly two years since the last car rolled off the line at the
Since signing the 33-year lease in 2005, NAC MG has moved the majority of the
original MG Rover assembly equipment to its all-new plant located in the
high-level New Technology Economic Development Zone in Pukou, Nanjing
Province, China. The company's mission to "revive, maintain and develop MG,"
will start with the manufacture of the MG TF 2-seater sports car for retail in
both the UK and China.
The newly established manufacturing line in Nanjing will be responsible for
much of the assembly process, but all right-hand drive MG TF roadster customer
orders will be subject to final assembly in the revived Longbridge plant.
The re-opening of the Birmingham-based plant will bring a welcome boost to the
local economy, employing many former MG Rover workers who will provide
valuable product knowledge and skills. NAC MG are planning to resume
production in the Spring, 2007.
Full specification and further information on the MG TF model will be
announced in due course.
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Automotive PR Ltd.
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