SERTEC Starts Production of the New Range Rover and Range Rover Sport with £5.9 Million Investment

Sertec Corporation Ltd, the global automotive components manufacturer, has invested £5.9 Million developing its capabilities to support JLR’s production of the newest Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.

This significant investment has enhanced Sertec’s use of robotic and automated cells as well as significantly increasing their MIG, TIG and SPOT automated welding capabilities. At full production, Sertec will manufacture a total of 211 different parts to produce around 3500 car sets a week.

The Range Rover and Range Rover Sport was facilitated by Sertec’s Programme Team, who have successfully established multiple new lines, ultimately securing jobs at its Tyseley Plant. In addition to retaining the skilled labour, Sertec also continues to develop its robust relationship with JLR.

The Midlands based company supports its valued customers from concept design phase through to production. Sertec have bespoke engineering teams for all aspects of product development that include product R&D, design feasibility and tooling capability (sourced competitively in either Europe or Asia). Furthermore, their people, manufacturing processes and technical expertise provide innovative solutions that deliver value and reliability for their expanding customer base.

Grant Adams, CEO said that “We are delighted to announce Sertec’s role in supporting the production of the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. As one of Jaguar Land Rover’s long-standing suppliers of over 50 years, we are proud to continue the supply of our high-quality products.”

“Our Team worked diligently and effectively to deliver the new lines at our Tyseley plant and the new capabilities we have invested in has enabled Sertec to continue being at the forefront of producing lightweight body structures. “

Sertec has also recently invested £1.7 million into its Research and Development programmes, including the installation of a low volume production centre, to enable one of the UK’s first mass production assembly line for modular busbars – supporting the industries road to zero emissions.

With 60 years’ experience, the global automotive manufacturer operates across six sites, with four manufacturing sites in the UK, one manufacturing site in Aszar, Hungary and one in Hückeswagen, Germany, plus a tooling technical centre based in Dongguan, China.

Sertec supercharges its EV capabilities with Envision AESC deal

Sertec Group Ltd, the global automotive components manufacturer, is to create numerous jobs and accelerate its involvement in the electric vehicle market (EV) after securing a deal to localize the manufacture of battery housings.

The newly commissioned work has come from Envision AESC UK Ltd existing production site in Sunderland, who manufactures Lithium Ion batteries for Nissan Leaf vehicle, and will see Sertec carry out the manufacturing and assembly of the battery housings in the UK.  This state of the art manufacturing cell has created multiple roles within Sertec and allowed fantastic opportunities for further training and development within the group.

As part of Sertec’s project management, the Coleshill based company has delivered a fully automated no touch process line, which will put the battery housing parts into production packaging ready to feed into Envision AESC facility.

In a further example of the global collaboration involved in the project, the press tooling has been manufactured in Sertec’s Chinese facility to help speed up manufacturing process and allow for developmental work to be completed within its specified timeline.

The introduction of this work has seen a further investment of £1m from Sertec, helping to cement its electrification capabilities and confirm Sertec credentials as an Envision AESC approved supplier.

Grant Adams, Group CEO at Sertec, said: “We welcome the opportunity to work with Envision AESC on developing an engineering solution for them that will further add to their impressive capability in the electric vehicle market.

“By investing in and developing this commercially viable solution for Envision AESC, we have been able to prove our capability as a supplier, create new jobs and position ourselves to develop further opportunities with them in the future.

“The EV market is a growing one in the UK and our vision is to be key operator within it. By winning and delivering projects such as this for Envision AESC, we are putting ourselves in the driving seat to achieve that ambition.”

Sertec Group Ltd operates a number of sites in the UK, Hungary, Germany and China.