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Jaguar I-Pace looks set to create a buzz in the electric car market

Jaguar I-Pace looks set to create a buzz in the electric car market

By now I'm sure everyone is aware of the Government's proposed plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by the year 2040. Leaked reports appear to show that many of the current crop of hybrid cars, like the best-selling Toyota Prius will be caught in the...

Four million speaker covers – 70 years of history

As the UK celebrates news that MINI will build their fully electric model in Cowley, we are considering a party of our own after reaching a manufacturing milestone of four million speaker covers. While both achievements are very different in terms of magnitude and...

Steel yourself for better quality components

Steel yourself for better quality components

In recent months, we have enjoyed an increasing number of enquiries for not just our speciality of chrome-plated automotive components, but injection moulded parts for a range of projects. But one issue that has cropped up is our choice of tooling material for...

Borough exhibiting at Automotive Interiors Expo 2017

Borough exhibiting at Automotive Interiors Expo 2017

June is proving a busy month for Borough. First, we have to shuffle our moulding workshop around again to ensure we can squeeze in the latest addition to our inventory, with the arrival of another new Engel 400tk tie-bar-less '2-shot' press. Then it's passports,...

Still Brexiting but Nissan cheers the automotive industry

Still Brexiting but Nissan cheers the automotive industry

It's all been doom and gloom from commentators regarding the Brexit vote and whether we negotiate a deal to allow access to the European Free market or whether we opt for a hard Brexit. But the news from Nissan that confirms it will build its new Qashqai and X-Trail...

Brexit and the automotive industry

Brexit and the automotive industry

Here at Borough, we have been working with automotive manufacturers across the world for years, but Europe has always been an important market for us. The vote to leave caught us all by surprise and our Germany-based sales agent Henning was indeed shocked at the...

Chrome shines in interior dispute

I recently read a story that made me smile and despair in equal measure - glad to see chrome interior automotive parts in the news, but saddened by the context. The news reported that Janet Richardson from Kent, ironically not a million miles from Borough's Southend...

Borough in Bavaria

Borough in Bavaria

Automotive manufacturing is very much a global game and the days when Borough chrome-plated metal components for local Essex and London businesses are well past. And of course, while car production has increased significantly in recent decades, the number of...

Chrome tough enough for harsh conditions

Chrome tough enough for harsh conditions

Unless you are intimately involved in the creation of chrome plated components for the automotive industry, as Borough has been for more than 50 years, you might imagine plastic components, despite the chrome, do not have the durability of metal parts. And this can be...

Chrome plated exhibitionists

Being back in the office after a busy exhibition always entails a lot of emails to read, but also time to reflect on the show and whether it was worth all the time and money. On this occasion the show in question was 'Advanced Engineering UK' at the NEC early in...