By Denna Bowman
Pirelli has announced it will be creating 40 new jobs at its Carlisle factory after a £20 million investment which has led to the development of new eco-friendly tyres for some of the world’s top luxury vehicles.
The tyres manufacturer will look to create a range of highly specialist “lap top and lab coat” positions along with blue collar industrial roles on the factory floor.
The new tyre will be made in a greener way and offer better environmental performance.
Alan Wilson, the engineering manager, said: “This is by far the biggest significant investment we have had in many, many years.
“I am delighted Pirelli have given permission for this level of investment.”
The lions share of the £20 million cash injection will be ploughed into the Carlisle plant, however it is also likely some funds will head to the company’s Burton On Trent operations in Staffordshire.
The Cumbrian plant won £2 million worth of funding from a Government regional growth cash pot earlier this year. It is widely believed that this played a key role in unlocking the extra £18 million from the Italian company.