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201227 Jul



JaguarLand Rover (JLR), the UK's largest automotive design, engineering and manufacturing employer has decided to multiply its workforce at its advanced manufacturing facility in Castle Bromwich with additional 1100 new jobs to stem its effort to deliver new Jaguar models. Along with the new jobs, a recruitment campaign for production operators will commence soon.


Commenting on JLR’s continuous tryst with expansion, Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO, said: “Innovation in design, engineering and technology is at the core of our business and for the UK, this means we will continue to invest in new products, develop new technologies and enhance the skills of our employees…The launch of our latest Jaguar models, including the new XF Sportbrake later this year, means it is a very exciting time for Jaguar. These new models will attract new customers to the brand as we look to expand our global reach and further enhance our position in the market.”


Sharing the company’s standpoint on the surging workforce, Des Thurlby, HR Director at JLR said: "We have embarked on the most ambitious recruitment campaign in the company’s history, hiring 8,000 people in the last two years. We provide high quality training and development for all of our employees so this latest announcement for 1,100 jobs is great news for the West Midlands and the UK supply chain.”

JLR is of the opinion that launching new car models will automatically generate new jobs besides supporting thousands of jobs in the UK supply chain.


Business Secretary Vince Cable, added: “This is fantastic news for Castle Bromwich that Jaguar Land Rover is creating more than 1,000 jobs to support the production of new models at the plant. This expansion is a clear demonstration of Jaguar Land Rover’s continuing commitment and investment in the UK.”


Jaguar XF Sportbrake


In line with JLR's objective of delivering 40 significant product actions over the next five years, the Castle Bromwich unit this year will come up with the new 2013 Model Year XF and XJ ranges. Aided withpowertrains and transmissions it will offer greater degree of efficiency, technology and choice. The XF range will also appear with the addition of the XF Sportbrake derivative with a maximum load capacity of 1675-litres. It will simply be the most versatile option Jaguar has ever built.


Within the first half of the current year, Jaguar has sold in excess of 29,000 vehicles globally, thus registering a handsome 19 percent growth against the corresponding period last year. All of Jaguar’s major markets, including China, UK, USA and Europe, have shown improved sales performance. In the 2011/12 fiscal year, JLR achieved record profits of £1.5 billion (INR 13o.63 lakh crores) an increase of £392m (INR 34.13 lakh crores) as compared with the previous year’s sales result.

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