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

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
24 March 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Sunderland based manufacturer Lear Corporation has announced that it is to create over 100 new jobs at its site on the Rainton Bridge industrial estate.

The move follows an expansion of its premises which is expected to be completed in the summer of 2015; the new vacancies are expected to be filled shortly after the extension is open.

The company manufactures foam seating for cars. The expansion will double the production capacity meaning that 600,000 seats can be produced annually. The announcement of these new jobs coincided with news of other job creation at the industrial estate.


  • 24 March 2015: Sunderland Echo


Eurofound (2015), Lear, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 79191, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/79191.