EV Manufacturing Investment for Ricor North East

RICOR Group have today signed off a significant new stamping and automated welding cell at their Ricor North East facility to support further “Reshoring” of Automotive Component Manufacturing back into the UK.

International Automotive component manufacturers Ricor Global acquired the assets of Arlington Automotive North East division in October 2020. Located in Newton Aycliffe and renamed Ricor North East (RNE), the facility is the latest acquisition for the rapidly growing Ricor organisation and continues to grow its manufacturing footprint in the North East and supporting the forward momentum in EV manufacturing both directly and indirectly.

With a wide range of stamping capacity, tubular product and welded assembly capability plus in-house Electrophoretic Deposition (ED) painting RNE is able to provide products for use throughout a vehicle structure. RNE is continually developing its capabilities and services to meet industry needs. Recent developments include entry into the latest vehicle technologies such as Plug in Hybrid and full electric applicationsstamping and robotic assembly

Parent company Ricor Global has five sites in the UK. Internationally it has established operations in Poland and Slovakia plus an office in China. Ricor’s customer base is a diverse range of OEM’s and major Tier 1 suppliers.

The Group has developed rapidly through organic growth and acquisition. The Polish facility, near Poznan, was established in 2017 and Nitra, Slovakia in 2018. As well as the recent purchase of Arlington Automotive stamping division, Ricor Group also acquired Walpres in 2019.

Ricor Group as an organisation is well backed financially and has ambitious plans for ongoing domestic and international growth. Opportunities to develop the UK and European footprint and establish a North American base are also being actively pursued.


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