One engine born every half minute for a major car manufacturer

Principal Contractor, Beck & Pollitzer, helps deliver a new engine plant for a world-class automotive manufacturer.

A world-class car manufacturer has contracted factory installation and engineering experts Beck & Pollitzer to work on its new advanced engine facility in central England. Beck & Pollitzer first began work at the site in 2013 with completion scheduled for mid-2015.

The new plant will see the manufacturer create around 1,400 highly-technical engineering and manufacturing jobs along with thousands more skilled manufacturing jobs in the supply chain and the wider UK economy when it is fully operational. The plant will have a capacity of 450,000 engines a year, representing one new engine every 36 seconds. The plant is one of the largest investments of its type ever made in the British motor industry.

Beck & Pollitzer has undertaken a full Construction, Design and Management (CDM) role in the process as Principal Contractor. This includes full-time project management and the provision of all necessary engineering and mechanical resources to ensure the efficient installation of over 625 items of machinery in the machining hall, engine assembly and associated test and ancillary areas within the new plant.

Beck & Pollitzer will also manage all health and safety aspects of the commissioning process involving the activities not only of its own engineers on site, but also those of, equipment makers and specialist contractors, in addition to the car maker’s own personnel, who need to enter or work within the CDM areas of the factory. In total, there will be up to 100 Beck & Pollitzer staff onsite and Beck & Pollitzer will manage the activities of a further 150 contractors.

Beck & Pollitzer was also selected to carry out the off-loading and installation of all new machinery and equipment to complete the new machining lines and assembly hall plus additional ancillary equipment required for the engine production.

Beck & Pollitzer, which has recently celebrated its 150th anniversary, was able to demonstrate to the car manufacturer its depth of experience in completing similar installations and scope of supply for many other major automotive manufacturers in recent years. Given its decades of experience Beck & Pollitzer has exceptional contacts at all major equipment suppliers.

Beck & Pollitzer has a proven track record of carrying out major installation projects across the globe within the automotive sector, providing engineers with particular expertise in the installation of engine manufacturing lines and the associated ancillary equipment. This, together with excellent relationship with OEMs, suppliers and other support companies lead to the Company’s appointment on one of the most high profile manufacturing contracts in the UK.

Andrew Hodgson, Beck & Pollitzer’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We were delighted to win the CDM and installation role at this major new facility. We are proud to be part of such a large investment programme which will further enhance the standing of the UK, and particularly of the West Midlands, the traditional heartland of the British automotive industry and a key investment region for our company”.

Key facts

  • Beck & Pollitzer wins this latest in a long line of contracts for this major car manufacturer on one of the biggest industrial projects in the UK
  • New innovative engine plant to create approximately 1,500 engineering and manufacturing jobs in the Midlands
  • New plant has the capacity to produce one new engine every 36 second
  • Beck & Pollitzer is awarded role of Principal Contractor for the installation of over 600 machines for the new plant, requiring the supervision of up to 250 workers, and representing over 500,000 man hours on site

About Beck & Pollitzer

Beck & Pollitzer is a leading global provider of total engineering solutions to blue chip organisations – from production line relocation and installation through to machinery maintenance and production facility improvement. With 22 offices in 13 countries, stretching across Western & Eastern Europe, Russia, Turkey and India, Beck & Pollitzer is able to operate across all geographic markets. This is backed up by over 150 years of experience, safely and efficiently delivering thousands of installation and relocation projects annually, for satisfied customers worldwide.

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