McLaren Automotive is to open a new chassis plant in the UK, which is to create job opportunities for over 200 people. The carmaker is bringing its carbon-fibre chassis manufacturing from Austria to northern England.
McLaren will start building the facility in Sheffield, England, and the plant is expected to be fully functional by the year 2020.
McLaren will invest 50 million pounds for the new factory, and the facility will be the company's first purpose-built site away from its headquarters in Woking, Southern England. The carmaker estimates to save around 10 million pounds a year once the new factory is fully operational.
Carbon-fibre chassis that come on McLarens are currently built by a supplier in Austria, and carmaker thinks it makes sense to make them in Britain. The new site will be built in cooperation with the University of Sheffield and the local city council.
McLaren has grown a lot since it started building cars in 2011, and the prime example is the track-focused McLaren P1 GTR in the image gallery below.