Group Lotus plc announces the creation of Lotus Lightweight Structures, following the acquisition of Holden Lightweight Structures Limited today, 15th May 2008.

Yesterday Lotus Group, the UK car manufacturer based in Hethel, England, bought Holden Lightweight Structures Limited and renamed the company to Lotus Lightweight Structures. The 120 workers will continue building light weight aluminum and composite structures and components at their Worcester, UK facility.

Lotus now has an additional in-house manufacturing facility which is fully capable of supplying Lotus Cars with chassis' for the Lotus Elise, Exige, Europa as well as the soon to be launched Lotus Project Eagle and the upcoming Lotus Esprit replacement.

The news comes days after Spyker and Lotus announced that they will co-operate more closely in the future starting with the Spyker C8 Aileron.

Mike Kimberley, Chief Executive of Group Lotus plc, “With this facility, we will continue to expand and lead the world in lightweight vehicle research, development and production to help our global client base find ways to reduce the weight and cost from their vehicles.

Gallery: Lotus Lightweight Structures Joins Lotus Group