Stop the press! Er is weer nieuws over TVR… er is bekendgemaakt dat het Engelse merk toch in Blackpool zal blijven! WTF?
Je zou bijna denken dat de soap van tevoren is bedacht om wat meer media-aandacht te krijgen. TVR heeft het niet makkelijk gehad en junior Smolensky schijnt wilde plannen te hebben… een beetje extra naamsbekendheid kan dan geen kwaad;)
Anyway, morgen worden de exacte details bekendgemaakt maar het is duidelijk dat TVR niet ver zal verhuizen, op deze manier zullen de banen dus gered kunnen worden.
Bron: blackpooltoday.co.uk via pistonheads.com.
Update: Morgen zal er ook een special staan over TVR en Nikolai Smolensky in het ‘Motors’-onderdeel van The Sun, strekking van dit artikel zou zijn “How this 26-year-old will save TVR”.
zolang ze maar niet stoppen en mooie auto’s blijven maken hoor je mij niet klagen ;)
Official announcement staat nu op tvr-eng
Dank je Dink! Heb even een copy-paste gedaan:
Independent British sports car manufacturer, TVR has finalised the first stage of its relocation plans, and is delighted to confirm that it will be remaining in Britain and predominantly within Lancashire, the region in which the company was founded in 1947.
For the foreseeable future, TVR will operate from a new international headquarters in Lancaster, where the management, sales and marketing teams, as well as research and development, will all be based. There will also be a TVR museum and an archive library at the headquarters, to which press, visitors, customers and enthusiasts will be warmly welcomed.
Following extensive discussions with the local council, final production of TVR cars will also remain within Lancashire in the Squire’s Gate area of Blackpool. It is planned that some sub-assembly manufacturing will eventually be conducted away from the new plant, but that remains the subject of further discussion and is linked to new materials and technologies that will be a feature of future TVR models.
The new facilities will help TVR achieve Euro IV type approval and to realise an increased international presence, as well as to further its programme of continuous quality improvements. The relocation will be carefully managed to minimise disruption, and customers’ orders will be unaffected.
“This is the first stage of transition for the company,” said David Oxley, managing director of TVR. “The Squire’s Gate facility will enable us to increase our volumes in-line with Euro IV approval and with the opening up of new international markets for TVR. The Lancaster headquarters will also increase efficiency in our administration, research and development, aftersales and sales and marketing departments.”
These strategic moves by TVR continue to strengthen its position as one of the very few remaining truly British sports car manufacturers, a claim of which it is extremely proud. The company remains committed to producing exhilarating premium performance cars, something it has done for almost 60 years and a tradition that it’s looking forward to continuing well into the future.
Nikolai Smolenski, TVR’s owner and chairman added: “Our eventual plan is a brand new state-of-the-art factory for TVR, but our choice of site for that facility is a decision to be made in the future. We have introduced a relocation strategy that allows TVR to grow into the international company that has always been my vision, and to continue to build on the improved quality using a skilled and committed local workforce.”
das nu nog eens rus waar ik respect voor heb :-D