Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire (CSW) is a cluster of world-class automotive & motorsport organisations, collectively known as the ‘Gateway to Motorsport Valley®’.
The UK is recognised as the home of the world’s premier motorsport cluster, Motorsport Valley®, with an industry that creates an estimated £4.6 billion and employs a workforce of over 40,000 people, including 25,000 highly skilled engineers.
The CSW sub-region comprises over 250 motorsport, automotive and high-performance engineering companies employing in excess of 4,300 full-time workers.
Along with our partners at Coventry and Solihull local authorities, Warwickshire Investment Partnership is keen to promote and sustain investment in these highly innovative industries.
'Invest in Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire'
See us on Stand 7228 at the Autosport Show
NEC Birmingham, 14-17 January 2010
Warwickshire can offer your business:
The Gateway to Pioneering Consultancy - A world-class concentration of consultancy companies deliver their expertise to automotive and motorsport industries. These world-class companies include Ricardo, Prodrive, MIRA and Visioneering*.
The Gateway to Strength and Diversity - An extensive range of activity across the automotive spectrum from low-volume road-car producers to global mainstream vehicle manufacturers. World-renowned companies in Warwickshire include Aston Martin and Jaguar Land Rover as well as the BMW Hams Hall engine plant.
The Gateway to International Supply Chains - A superlative concentration of companies across the international supply chain generates a synergy of innovation in the area, with suppliers to many international race series including Formula One and the World Rally Championship. Companies include Judd Engine Developments, Recaro, Flow Race Engines, Titan Lite Motorsport, Caparo AP Braking, Induction Technology Group* and AP Racing*.
The Gateway to Skilled Employees - The CSW sub-region has a population of over 1 million, matching the city of Birmingham. Dedicated research and teaching activity is a major benefit with specialist courses available at the internationally recognised institutions Coventry University and the University of Warwick, as well as local education establishments including North Warwickshire & Hinckley College and Warwickshire College.
The Gateway to Motorsport Teams - A number of race teams and associated performance engineering businesses have chosen Warwickshire as their strategic base, including Aston Martin Racing, AB Motorsport, Team CVR (Cartridge World BTCC team) and MML Sports (formerly the Mitsubishi rally team).
The Gateway to Industry Support - Three of the most vital automotive and motorsport trade associations and support bodies are based in the CSW sub-region: The Motorsport Industry Association, the Motorcycle Industry Association* and the Auto Cycle Union.
The Gateway to Events & Exhibitions - The National Exhibition Centre* hosts numerous events throughout the year such as the Autosport International show and the Shakespeare County Raceway & Coventry Speedway* host various race events. Tourist venues include the Heritage Motor Centre, the National Motorcycle Museum* and the Coventry Transport Museum*.
* All organisations are based in Warwickshire except those marked with an asterisk which are based in the wider sub-region (Coventry & Solihull).
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