British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover expects to hit annual manufacturing of 100,000 automobiles at its plant in Slovakia by 2020, the chief govt of the newly opened manufacturing facility, Alexander Wortberg, mentioned on Thursday. The corporate formally launched its new 1.four billion euro ($1.6 billion) plant in Nitra, Slovakia, on Thursday after beginning some manufacturing final month. The plant was constructed with an preliminary capability of 150,000 automobiles.
It is going to take over manufacturing of the carmaker’s Discovery mannequin however might accommodate a second mannequin because the British firm faces uncertainty over an absence of a deal on Britain’s impending exit from the European Union.
Worstberg mentioned no determination on a second mannequin had been taken but. “It is vitally important for JLR globally that the answer reached between the EU and UK doesn’t lead to a tough Brexit,” he instructed reporters.
“We’re beginning with one mannequin and one shift. We’ll begin hiring for the second shift in November, that shall be operational within the second half of subsequent yr. Annual capability of 100,000 automobiles shall be reached in 2020.”
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