Jaguar Land Rover will build a new engine plant in the Midlands, with focus on low emission 4-cylinder JLR petrol and diesel engines.
JLR has made a £355 million investment in this new advanced engine facility will be built at i54 South Staffordshire, a business park near Wolverhampton, as part of their global expansion program. The engine manufacturing facility is expected to create up to 750 highly-skilled engineering and manufacturing posts at JLR, along with thousands more highly-skilled manufacturing jobs in the supply chain and the wider UK economy.
Both Jaguar and Land Rover are in their best shape in recent years, and loaded with TATA money, they continue to deliver great products.
Dr Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer, JLR, said: “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.”As we invest £1.5 billion a year for the next five years on new product developments, expanding our engine range will help us realise the full global potential of the Jaguar and Land Rover brands. The all-new family of 4 cylinder engines will increase JLR’s capability to offer high performance engines with class-leading levels of refinement, whilst ensuring continued significant reductions in vehicle emissions.”
Mike Wright, Executive Director, JLR, said: “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.”