Japanese car giant Honda is investing £267 million in it's plant in Swindon. It's the biggest investment at the site for more than a decade.
Business Secretary Vince Cable was at the plant today to see the Civic and CR-V models roll off the production line.
The company is also has a new 1.6 litre diesel engine that will be on the market in December.
500 new workers have been hired to build the new products and there are plans to double production by the end of the year. This brings the amount of staff at the factory up to 3500 and the company says if demand grows that number could increase.
Although the hiring of new staff is welcome news, it's still falls short of the number of workers in employment 4 years ago. At its peak, staff numbers were up to 5000.
The current production plan is to produce 182,000 units this year, but the factory is capable of producing 250,000.
The increase in production and staff seems to be a step in the right direction for the factory's fortunes.
– Kim Ballamy - Director, Honda UK
With the new CR-V we've got a product that people want to buy...We think it's going to sell. In addition we've got a highly motivated, highly trained and flexible workforce ready to deliver that product.
It's been a lean few years for the car industry and Honda. Pricing for the new products will be announced in the next couple of weeks. If the price is right and sales are good it could be a big confidence boost for the company.