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December 5, 2018

Toolmaker gets GBP100k investment for Evoque tooling

Wednesbury, England-based manufacturer, Star Precision Tools has received a GBP100,000 investment to produce new tooling for components needed for Jaguar Land Rover's (JLR) recently revealed second-generation Range Rover Evoque.

By Olly Wehring

Wednesbury, England-based manufacturer, Star Precision Tools has received a GBP100,000 investment to produce new tooling for components needed for Jaguar Land Rover's (JLR) recently revealed second-generation Range Rover Evoque.

The investment, provided by the National Tooling Loan Fund and introduced by Frontier Development Capital, will support a contract to provide a component supplier with the tooling needed for the new Evoque, set to be launched to market in 2019.

The project will deliver 10 specialist press tools for manufacturing components to fit in the vehicle's glass sunroof, as well as the main plastic surround – crucial in reducing damage when the vehicle is crash tested or involved in a collision.

Established in 1987, Star Precision Tools is a family-run business and has more than 30-years' experience in developing and manufacturing tooling for OEM's and Tier 1 supply chain businesses. Completing projects for a variety of sectors, the firm's key client base operates within the automotive sector – supplying components and tools used by global brands including Honda, Nissan, Aston Martin, Bentley and Jaguar Land Rover.

Jayne Bates, Director at Star Precision Tools, said: "Our track record and commitment to delivering bespoke products places us well to serve new tooling requirements. This investment from Frontier Development Capital will help us to support JLR now and in the future, driving the short and long-term growth of the company."

Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover said recently it had placed contracts worth over GBP4bn with UK suppliers for production of the revamped Evoque.

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