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Over 600 Delegates Attend Expo In Massive Show Of Strength For The North East Automotive Sector

Issue 51

Delegates at the fifth annual automotive Expo, coordinated by the North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA), heard the sector has created 8,000 jobs and attracted £1.9 billion of capital investment in the last ten years. Both figures are set to grow strongly with the creation of the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP), situated close to Nissan. The comments came from Patrick Melia, chief executive, Sunderland City Council, which was the main sponsor of the Expo. He said: “This is a hugely important event, which we were delighted to sponsor, as it celebrates the automotive industry in Sunderland and the North East. “The sheer scale of the success story here in Sunderland is truly impressive, with the city’s automotive and advanced manufacturing sectors creating almost 8,000 jobs and attracting £1.9 billion of capital investment over the last ten years. “Working in partnership, we continue to build on those strengths and successes, with…

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