Stolen vehicle tracking firm to move into East Lancashire

If the thief does get in, the tracker will find the car

If the thief does get in, the tracker will find the car

First published in News Blackburn Citizen: Photograph of the Author by , Hyndburn reporter

A ‘SIGNIFICANT’ number of jobs will be created when a global firm moved into in East Lancashire.

Stolen vehicle tracking firm Cobra UK has announced plans to up sticks from Cheshire and move to Blackburn and Burnley.

Staff will be moved from the company’s head office in Sale to a large unit at Network 65 Business Park in Burnley which it bought in December, and roles will be created at a warehouse and office facility at Shadsworth Business Park in Blackburn.

The sites are 10 miles apart, and are both close to the M65 motorway, which offers access to the M6, M61 and M66.

Sue Packer, finance director at Cobra which currently employs 75 people, said: “Cobra is looking forward to relocating its entire business to the M65 corridor in the near future.”

Both premises were acquired by Cobra by Colliers International in Manchester.

Associate director Andy Backhouse said: “Our ability to acquire the right properties in the right locations for Cobra UK was obviously a key factor in its relocation and expansion, and the subsequent creation of jobs for Lancashire.”

The Blackburn base, on Duttons Way, is a 10,941sq ft warehousing and office facility, and the firm has taken on a five-year lease. Cobra UK is a subsidiary company of Italian firm Cobra Group, which provides security and safety products for the automotive and insurance industries around the world.

It supplies stolen vehicle tracking and recovery services to numerous manufacturers, including Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, McLaren, and Rolls-Royce.

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3:31pm Sun 25 May 14

noddy57 says...

With the current price of a decent car, this technology should be included in the price.
With the current price of a decent car, this technology should be included in the price. noddy57
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6:38am Mon 26 May 14

K7****7 says...

On the subject of tracking stolen property. There are a vast number of dogs /puppies being stolen and brutally killed slowly by dog baiters, which the LancashireTelegraph has high lighted this week. I am sure this kind of technology could be used to track stolen dogs and puppies to save the animals from being tortured and killed. After all Microchips are already inserted on dogs to trace their owners!
On the subject of tracking stolen property. There are a vast number of dogs /puppies being stolen and brutally killed slowly by dog baiters, which the LancashireTelegraph has high lighted this week. I am sure this kind of technology could be used to track stolen dogs and puppies to save the animals from being tortured and killed. After all Microchips are already inserted on dogs to trace their owners! K7****7
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