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Scottish Leather Group to create 100 jobs at new factory

Scottish Leather Group

New jobs: the company is a key component of the local economy

A company that produces leather upholstery for the interiors of luxury cars is creating 100 jobs at a new factory in Renfrewshire next year.

The Scottish Leather Group already has facilities in Bridge of Weir, Paisley and Glasgow. A new plant will open in Paisley by autumn 2020.

Director James Lang said Renfrewshire offered the “perfect environment for businesses to flourish”.

The announcement coincided with publication of a local strategy for the next 10 years which includes adding 9,000 jobs to the economy and boosting the value of goods and services in the area by £400m in a year.

Business leaders also want to expand Renfrewshire’s manufacturing sector by 30%, grow the working-age population by 5,000 people and reduce economic inactivity by 15%.

Mr Lang, who chairs Renfrewshire’s economic leadership panel, said: “We are at an exciting time with major economic investment taking place right across Renfrewshire, a region which has strong foundations upon which to build, with a high employment rate and businesses exporting £2bn of goods and services worldwide.”

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