ERJ staff report (BC)
Burton upon Trent, UK - Pirelli UK's Carlisle facility is one of five businesses in the county of Cumbria named as an 'Export Champion' by the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) agency.
The Export Champions programme for the UK's north west region is part of a campaign to increase the number of British exporters by a quarter, with a projected boost to the economy of Â£36 billion. The aim is that Export Champions will inspire and mentor novice exporters to pursue overseas markets.
Pirelli employs 850 people at Carlisle. Â£9 million is being invested to increase production at the factory, topped up by Â£2 million from the UK government's regional growth fund.