David Cameron visits Antolin Redditch facility, one of the most important ones in UK
British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has visited Grupo Antolin’s Redditch facility today, where he has underlined the importance of the automotive industry for the United Kingdom, within a day in which he has visited other component suppliers before arriving to BMW headquarters in Oxford.
The visit of the Prime Minister to Grupo Antolin’s facility, one of the most important ones inside the company in the UK, highlights the importance of the British market in the Spanish company, which is the third car interiors supplier worldwide.
In this facility, door panels are manufactured for Mini, one of the most popular models of the German manufacturer, BMW. Antolin Redditch has more than 600 employees of 10 different nationalities.
During the visit, Cameron was accompanied by José Manuel Rodríguez, Grupo Antolin’s Doors Business Unit industrial director, who has explained to the Prime Minister the production processes of the doors, where the company has developed the latest technology to meet the demanding customer’s quality standards. The industrial process, indeed, allows the production of more than 800,000 versions of the same product.
Grupo Antolin settled in the British country in 1989 and, currently, has a workforce of 3,000 employees divided among 10 facilities and 1 commercial-technical office, in Warwick.
Grupo Antolin’s position in United Kingdom has been particularly strengthened with the acquisition of the interiors division of Magna. Afterwards the transaction, the company manufactures headliners, doors and cockpits in the country. As a result, Grupo Antolin equips 90% of the cars produced in United Kingdom.