Thursday, June 29, 2006

Car seat factory brings 250 jobs

About 250 jobs are being created with the opening of a factory supplying car seats to motor giant Nissan. Tacle Seating UK Ltd is a joint venture between the US-based Lear Corporation and Japanese company Tachi-S.

The £15m plant at Houghton, near Sunderland, will make 144,000 car seats a year for the nearby Nissan car plant.

Sunderland City Council said it hoped to attract further US investment following the signing of a friendship agreement with Washington DC last week.

Sunderland City Council has spent 18 months negotiating the deal to bring the new factory to Wearside.


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