Following discussions between Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and government ministers, the car manufacturer has confirmed a £335million investment into a state-of-the-art engine facility. 26/09/2011
The company plans to manufacture all-new, advanced technology, low-emission, four-cylinder JLR petrol and diesel engines at a new facility, set to be built in Staffordshire near Wolverhampton.
‘As part of our long-term strategy for the JLR business, we will design, engineer and manufacture a new family of advanced engines. This is a major commitment for our company and we will produce these advanced, highly efficient engines for future Jaguar and Land Rover models at a new facility in the UK,’ said Dr Ralph Speth, JLR chief executive.
The new manufacturing facility will create up to 750 highly skilled engineering and manufacturing jobs at JLR alone, with hundreds more in the supply chain and the wider UK economy.
Jaguar Land Rover employs more than 19,000 people in the UK directly and supports up to 140,000 jobs in total through the supply chain, dealer network and wider economy.
‘I would like to pay tribute to the strong support we have received for this project from our key partners. The constructive and collaborative support we have received from the Government, our trade union colleagues, local authorities, local MPs, and of course our employees has been crucial in enabling us to reach this very significant decision,’ said Mark Wright, executive director of JLR.
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