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Coventry – The Perfect Location

Coventry’s central location within the country makes it the ideal city for warehouses and distribution centres.

Never has these been more apparent than in recent years, with more and more large businesses choosing Coventry as their distribution hub.
Easy access to motorway and rail networks make the city the perfect location for an ever increasing number of businesses.

The city has benefitted from the recent boom in online retail, with offers of next day delivery from many online businesses making a central location imperative in order to fulfil these promises.

With its new distribution centre expected to open later this year, the online giant Amazon is a great example of one of the many businesses taking advantage of the infrastructure and access the city of Coventry has to offer.
The online retailer has pledged to recruit more than 1,650 permanent jobs at their new site, providing a massive employment boost for the city.The new distribution centre is expected to be the size of eight football pitches, and will be situation on what was formerly the Jaguar Browns Lane factory.

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Coventry to Benefit from £80m Battery Grant

As many as 10,000 new jobs could be created in Coventry after £80million of government funding was announced for a national centre to develop batteries for the electric vehicles of the future.

The National Battery Manufacturing Development Facility (NBMDF) is seen as a key building block for Coventry to become the UK’s Motor City once again – and lead the world in electric vehicle technology.

That also includes long-term hopes outlined by Jaguar Land Rover boss Ralf Speth to make Coventry the centre of the car maker’s electric and autonomous car production plans.

Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, made the announcement Coventry had won a national competition for the new centre during an energy conference at the University of Warwick today.

The bid was made by WMG at the University of Warwick, Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership and Coventry City Council.