Logistics specialist Unipart Group said group turnover increased to GBP917.3m (2021: GBP821.6m), delivering underlying profit before interest and tax of GBP12.2m (£9.6m).

“Significant business growth in 2022 contributed to positive financial results,” the company said in a statement.

New Unipart Logistics contracts with [construction equipment maker] JCB and Airbus will see nearly 1,000 people join the company in 2023, and Unipart Manufacturing’s electric vehicle battery production facility joint venture began making battery packs for the Lotus Evija hypercar.

Group CEO Darren Leigh said: “Despite the global challenges affecting economies and supply chains, 2022 was a positive year with double-digit revenue and earnings growth across our business. We start 2023 with a strong order book and are ideally placed for long-term sustainable growth.”

Anew Mercia Park aftermarket logistics operation for Jaguar Land Rover would see around 2,000 people joining the Unipart workforce this year.