South Wales aluminium factory to manufacture low-emission taxi

Norwegian company Sapa invests £9.6m to reopen mothballed facility in Bedwas, near Caerphilly, with 130 jobs returning to area

Plans to introduce low-emissions taxis in London are helping create more than 130 jobs in south Wales, as the firm tasked with making lightweight bodywork for eco-friendly black cabs reopens a factory in the area.

The Norwegian aluminium company Sapa is investing £9.6m to reopen a mothballed plant in Bedwas, near Caerphilly, which it closed in 2014 because of tough market conditions and overcapacity. The reopening brings back the same number of jobs over the next five years as were lost in the closure.

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