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16-08-2006, 07:52 PM

TVR closes factory after mix-up
LUXURY car maker TVR today admitted a management "failure" had led to the temporary closure of its Blackpool factory.
Workers returned from annual holiday on Monday to find a shortage of parts meant no cars could be built.
The 210 production-line staff, who had just enjoyed two weeks leave, were then sent home on full pay and told to return to work next week.
Adriana Sanchiz, marketing co-ordinator for TVR, said: "A failure in certain departments has resulted in a shortage of parts on the production line this week.
"To compensate for this error, the company has decided to give production staff an extra three days of paid holidays.
"All production staff will be back at work Monday morning at which point production will resume as usual."
The Bispham-based company would not expand on which parts had not been ordered, but stressed the factory would be fully operational by next week.
The mix-up comes just weeks after the sports car maker announced it was to continue building cars in Blackpool securing the future of 250 jobs.
TVR and Blackpool Council have agreed on a nine-acre site for the car maker's new state-of-the-art factory close to Blackpool Airport, beating off strong competition from abroad and from within the UK.
The news ended months of uncertainty after TVR's announcement in April to leave its Bristol Avenue base and its decision to lay off 71 workers.
It had been widely rumoured that Russian chairman Nikolai Smolenski considered relocating to the Midlands and South Wales before deciding to switch to the base in South Shore.

16 August 2006

21-08-2006, 12:56 PM
So does this confirm my comments on the other thread about their lease already being cancelled and that the new factory wouldnt be open in time?