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McLaren commits to more UK production

McLaren Automotive is to take charge of its own UK production of carbon fibre Monocell and Monocage chassis technologies.

9th February 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  UK

Transport/​Aerospace

New £50 million Composites Technology Centre. © McLarenMcLaren Automotive is to take charge of its own UK production of carbon fibre Monocell and Monocage chassis technologies with the establishment of a new £50 million Composites Technology Centre.

Based close to the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) at the University of Sheffield, it will initially create 200 new jobs.

This next generation Monocell will be built using advanced automated manufacturing techniques developed in conjunction with the AMRC. The new facility is due to start construction in early 2017 with the first pre-production carbon fibre chassis expected to be delivered to the McLaren Technology Centre in the second half of 2017, using trial manufacturing processes in the AMRC before going into full production by 2020.

Read the full article on our Inside Composites website

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