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COVENTRY 16 FEBRUARY 2021 – Evtec Automotive, an electric vehicle automotive supply specialist, has set out plans to bolster the future of the UK car industry and shore up the supplier base with a new ethical, sustainable approach to business.

The newly formed, Coventry-based company makes car parts for many of the major players in the UK automotive sector with a major focus on supporting the growing electric vehicle sector.

David Roberts, Chairperson Evtec Automotive “Our mission is to source, make, deliver and then sustainably dispose of all EV technologies, helping to drive social change and the adoption of zero-emission vehicles.

“We are rebuilding with purpose. That is our ethos. We are employing more disadvantaged people, driving profit to create social value and making the planet a better place for our children and grandchildren. It can’t get any better.”

Evtec Automotive recently acquired Arlington Engineered Systems, that was part of Arlington Industries Group and has been working hard on filling its Coventry plant’s order books. Monthly sales are now back to pre-crisis levels, and it is on target to rescue approximately 200 jobs by end of March 2021, with 35% being given to disabled workers. It is now putting into place ambitious plans to grow volumes and customers, further boosting the strategically important UK Tier One supply base.

David Roberts, Chairperson Evtec Automotive “The Coventry plant’s rebirth, under the new Evtec Automotive brand, represents its next natural evolution. It will now become an essential supplier and sub assembly integrator to car makers in the UK and Europe for complex assemblies in electrical and cooling systems.

“The business is positioning itself as a key Tier One supplier to the rapidly growing EV sector. With Jaguar Land Rover and many others as major customers and wonderful supporters, the business has an ambitious growth plans as demand for electric vehicles grows. Developing a viable electric vehicle supply base is also vital to the future competitiveness of the automotive industry in this country.”

Evtech’s 80,000 sq. ft plant has long employed disabled workers. Originally it was part of Remploy, a scheme formerly sponsored by the Department of Work and Pensions to provide on-going sustainable employment for disabled people.

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