1,000 new jobs at Jaguar Landrover

By Made in the Midlands News
schedule10th Nov 11

A thousand new posts will be created by Jaguar Landrover at their Solihull plant the firm announced.

This is in addition to the 700 jobs that are needed for their i54 investment and will deliver significant product actions over the next five years.

Jason Pitt, Made in the Midlands said, "This is fantastic news for the region and a firm commitment by JLR to the long term future of Midlands and British manufacturing.

"The Midlands has a world class supply chain around JLR and the Country has great infastructure to back it up. I'm not at all surprised by this announcement."

Rachel Eade, Auto Cluster Manager at Manufacturing Advisory Service – West Midlands said,

"The evolution of Jaguar Land Rover continues at pace and news of an additional 1000 manufacturing jobs at Solihull – a 25% increase in its workforce – is another shot in the arm for the West Midlands.
Importantly, the £multi-billion investment is focused on new product development and this can only mean new opportunities for local suppliers and MAS' role will be to work with them on exploring these possibilities.
For every job created at JLR, it potentially creates a further 3.6 jobs in the supply chain.

"As in all global manufacturing arenas, we must not take things for granted and suppliers will need to make sure they offer world class performance, are cost competitive and, importantly, continue to offer value added design and innovation.
Some people are also missing the fact that 75% of new business won has been in export markets and this is significantly helping to strengthen the UK's manufacturing output. New model developments will be welcomed throughout the world and will help to increase the car manufacturer's drive into new markets."

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