Lear Corporation extension opening creates 100 jobs and doubles Sunderland plant’s capacity
The new extension to automotive supplier Lear Corporation’s Sunderland plant, which is creating more than 100 jobs, was officially opened by Lear Corporation’s President Global JIT, Gideon Jewel, Chris Scott, Lear vice president of foam production, who flew from the US for the opening and Sunderland City Council deputy leader, Cllr. Harry Trueman.
The multi-million pound investment by the US foam production giant, supported by £500,000 funding from the Let’s Grow Regional Growth Fund, has more than doubled the size of the Rainton Bridge Industrial Estate facility.
The additional 35,000 sq.ft. will allow the company to meet increased demand for car seating foam from Nissan and Jaguar Landrover (JLR), doubling its production capacity from more than 300,000 to 600,000-plus car seats a year.
Marick Real Estate was the Development Manager, Employers Agent and Quantity Surveyor.