Archive : Axe threat to car part firm

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists


Austin Rover got tough with parts supplier Lucas yesterday and threatened to switch to another component firm. The harsh warning came as the State-owned car giant was forced to lay off more than 3,000 workers because of a shortage of parts.

Industrial action by workers at Lucas Electrical is holding up deliveries of parts and production of several Austin Rover models has been halted. Suppliers from Europe and Japan could now be asked to take over from Lucas.

Keith Adams

Keith Adams

Editor and creator AROnline at AROnline
Created in 2001 and built it up to become the world's foremost reference source for all things BMC, Leyland and Rover Group, before renaming it AROnline in 2007.

Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...

Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
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