As demand in China, the US and Russia continues to increase, Jaguar land Rover plans to add 800 new jobs to its Solihull factory in England.
Jaguar Land Rover, which is owned by Tata Motors, announced that it expects positive outlook for 2013 after its auto sales in the UK increased almost 20% last year. Over the past two years JLR has added 8,000 new jobs and it currently employs 25,000 workers all over the world.
“The company’s investment of £2bn this year and 8,000 new jobs over the last two years shows how JLR goes from strength to strength,” sad Business Secretary Vince Cable. “With support from the government’s regional growth fund, it’s a clear demonstration of where the government working in partnership with the private sector can make a real difference to the UK economy.”
In 2012 JLR sold 357,773 vehicles globally, an increase of 30%, with sales in China up 71% to 71,940 units. The automaker will invest £370 million in the Solihull plant and the Government’s Regional Growth Fund will support 200 of the jobs created here. JLR will also add new technology to manufacture the aluminum bodies for Land Rovers and will add a new paint shop.