Jaguar Land Rover has opened its new £1billion manufacturing plant in Nitra, Slovakia, the place the brand new Land Rover Discovery shall be produced.
The 300,000 square-metre manufacturing facility at the moment employs 1500 folks, with the primary part able to making 150,000 vehicles a yr. The Discovery is the one mannequin but confirmed to be constructed on the aircraft, however it’s probably different SUVs shall be made there in future. JLR is at the moment recruiting one other 850 folks to work on the aspect.
Jaguar Land Rover boss Ralf Speth stated the plant was the most recent a part of the British agency’s world growth plan. Jaguar Land Rover fashions are already produced by way of joint ventures in China and Brazil, and underneath contract by corporations in India and Austria.
“World companies require world operational footprints,” stated Speth. “Whereas Jaguar Land Rover’s coronary heart and sould stay firmly anchored within the UK, increasing internationally solely enriches and strengthens our UK enterprise.”
The Nitra plant, which acquired monetary funding from the Slovakian authorities, has been underneath development since 2016.
Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull manufacturing facility has not too long ago begun a deliberate two-week shutdown following a decline in world gross sales. It’s also working a three-day week at its Citadel Bromwich manufacturing facility, the place the Jaguar XE, XF and XJ saloons are made, till after the Christmas interval.
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