The City Region is home to a thriving automotive cluster. Jaguar Land Rover, General Motors, Gertrag Ford and the Ford Motor Company among the automotive manufacturers that already operate out of the area, with various other well-known international brands within a very short distance, such as Bentley Motors in Crewe, Leyland Trucks in Lancashire, Airbus in Broughton and Toyota in Deeside. They choose the City Region because of its geographical location in the heart of the UK, and the fact that it is the closest deep-water port to over half of UK manufacturers.
World renowned shipbuilders and engineers Cammell Laird is located here in Birkenhead, and the City Region has a fierce commitment to manufacturing, knowledge, innovation and creativity. Its offer is enhanced by its world-class universities, research facilities and multinational corporations like Unilever and NSG (Pilkington). Liverpool City Region occupies a world-leading position in chemicals, pharmaceuticals and vaccines.
What marks Liverpool City Region out is a history of a strong public-private partnerships, and through the Making It project the Local Enterprise Partnership and industry have identified opportunities through which growth can be accelerated.
With a large, skilled and able workforce, numerous multimodal distribution centres within a short drive and a highly developed road and rail infrastructure, Liverpool City Region offers manufacturers the possibility of reducing freight costs and their carbon footprint.
“Superport is a very interesting project with clear benefits for the Liverpool City Region and wider UK economy. Jaguar Land Rover is continuously looking at more efficient and sustainable methods for our transporting and shipping requirements. A world class deep-sea port in Liverpool will undoubtedly improve connectivity and grant Liverpool City Region access to global markets. This is an exciting opportunity which we will be monitoring with great interest.”
Jaguar Land Rover
Some of the leading manufacturers based in the region include: