Norfolk based manufacturer, Lotus looks to be on the rise after it announced recently the creation of over 100 new automotive jobs to meet the rising demand for it’s cars. The increase of follows an investment of £100m from their parent company; DRB-HICOM earlier in 2013.
The new motor industry jobs will be spread across the company; with forty manufacturing operatives, based at the head quarter’s production line. Another 45 will be Specialist Automotive Engineers will also be recruited, along with 18 graduate positions also available.
The newly created Engineer and Graduate positions will be allocated to Lotus Engineering, the brand’s in-house consultancy, which is used to configure other manufacturers’ cars, making them lighter with better handling, whilst integrating more advanced and intuitive driver aids.
The additional motor trade jobs have come about due to the unveiling of Lotus’ new Exige S Roadster earlier this year. This new model has expanded the range to seven cars; three Elise models, two Exiges, the Evora and the Evora S flagships. The future is bright for Louts as international demand is growing for this British marque.
This trend is particularly strong in the Far East, thanks to Lotus’ Malaysian owners; DRB-HICOM.
Lotus have reported that 90% of it’s production output is now exported. 2012 saw UK sales amount to 137 vehicles. Whilst in 2013, registrations have reached 97 so far.
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