Archive : Rover considers Polish plant deal

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

MG Rover is considering a £300m deal to buy a Polish car factory.

The Polish authorities have agreed to allow the Birmingham-based company to invest the cash in a former Daewoo plant near Warsaw. The opportunity arose after the South Korean car firm went into administration last year, owing millions of pounds around the world, including to the Polish government.

MG Rover would make cars and engines in the country.

Chinese deal

It would not be the first time MG Rover has looked abroad to strengthen its position in the market. The company struck a deal in March last year to develop a new range of medium-sized cars in China. And in December last year, the firm announced it was to go in to partnership with the Indian firm Tata Engineering to make a new small car.

MG Rover is due to make a final decision about investing in the project by the end of Friday.

Keith Adams

Keith Adams

Editor and creator AROnline at AROnline
Created www.austin-rover.co.uk 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.
Keith Adams

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