MG brand to be revived as Nanjing Automobile buys Longbridge plant

The Longbridge car manufacturing plant in the West Midlands is to reopen after being bought by Chinese car maker Nanjing 
Automobile Corporation
(NAC).


The West Midlands site has been closed for almost two years since MG Rover went into administration and made 6,000 workers redundant in 2005.


NAC, which will be producing MG cars, pledged to “revive, maintain and develop” Longbridge with an initial £10m investment in the plant.


Production at the plant is expected to start in the spring, although the firm has not confirmed how many staff it will take on.


The firm said in a statement: “The company’s mission to revive, maintain and develop MG will start with the manufacture of the MG TF2-seater sports car for retail in both the UK and China.”

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