Lotus creates over 100 new jobs

1 Aug, 2013 2:30pm Jonathan Burn

The Malaysian owned British sports car manufacturer has created over 100 new jobs to supply demand

British sports cars manufacturer Lotus is on a recruitment drive and plans to create more than 100 new jobs.

Lotus will recruit 45 specialist engineers and 40 manufacturing operatives, along with 18 graduates in response to an increased global demand for the firm’s sports cars and anticipated rise in interest in its engineering consultancy services.

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The announcement comes after a £100 million investment by owners DRB-HICOM, which will enable the company to strengthen its engineering, productivity, efficiency and quality.

The engineering specialists and graduates will work on the development of new products, which will make their way into new global markets as currently nearly 90 per cent of all Lotus vehicles are exported.

Mark Pym, Group Head of Human Resources at Lotus, said: “It’s a positive sign for both the UK car industry and Lotus that we are able to recruit such a high number of both experienced specialists and graduates, who will take their first steps on an exciting and rewarding career path.”

Aslam Farikullah, Chief Operating Officer at Lotus, said: “It’s been a period of substantial change at Lotus and we are now in a strong position to expand our work on future products and to increase production in our manufacturing facilities. We want Lotus to be at the forefront of the global automotive industry and for us to remain competitive, we will introduce more exciting products.”