Business expansion
United Kingdom
North East; Northumberland and Tyne and Wear;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles

130 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
12 November 2014
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Automotive manufacturer TRW has announced plans to create 130 new jobs at its site in Sunderland. The site which will assemble electric motors for steering systems is creating the extra jobs following success in research and development. The factory will be extended in order to add these new jobs to the 200 already at the company; support has been provided by the Regional Growth Fund of £1.95 million to part fund the extension. The company is investing £4.6 million of its own into the project. Recruitment for the new positions is expected to begin in the second half of 2015.


  • 12 November 2014: BDaily
  • 12 November 2014: The journal


Eurofound (2014), TRW, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 77912, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77912.