1. Jaguar Land Rover sets £450 mn expansion plan to up UK plant capacity

Jaguar Land Rover sets £450 mn expansion plan to up UK plant capacity

Jaguar and Land Rover, the luxury car making arm of Tata Motors, on Tuesday announced that it is going to double the size of its Engine Manufacturing Centre (EMC) in the United Kingdom as part of a £450-million expansion programme.

By: | Published: November 25, 2015 1:07 AM

Jaguar and Land Rover, the luxury car making arm of Tata Motors, on Tuesday announced that it is going to double the size of its Engine Manufacturing Centre (EMC) in the United Kingdom as part of a £450-million expansion programme.

Total investment in the site, which opened a year ago, now stands at £1bn making it the most significant new automotive manufacturing facility to be built in the UK in the last decade.

In the last one year the EMC has manufactured 50,000 engines. The UK based capacity manufactures the Ingenium engines which run in the Jaguar XE and Land Rover discovery Sport.

In statement the company noted that in the latest phase of the development the EMC will see the site increase its operational footprint to 200,000 square meters, supporting capacity uplift as the company continues on its product offensive to deliver more exciting new products to customers, said JLR in a statement.

“The Engine Manufacturing Centre is a strategically significant facility for Jaguar Land Rover. The decision to expand our operations at the site provides a clear signal of our commitment to meeting customer demand for cleaner and more efficient engines,” said Jaguar Land Rover CEO, Dr Ralf Speth.

Together with its R&D centers in Coventry and Gaydon, Jaguar Land Rover has invested £11bn in product creation and facilities, creating more than 20,000 new jobs in the last five years.

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