Jaguar Land Rover selects UK for Specialist Technical Centre

18 August 2014 #SMMT News

Jaguar Land Rover Specialist Technical Centre

Jaguar Land Rover has announced that it will invest £20 million in its new Special Vehicle Operations facility in Ryton, near Coventry, creating 100 new automotive jobs.

The new centre is set to become the company’s global centre of excellence for the creation of high-end luxury bespoke and extreme performance vehicles. A team of 150 highly-skilled engineers and technicians will staff the facility, with two-thirds of those being new recruits.

The location of the new site will complement Jaguar Land Rover’s existing engineering, design and testing facilities at Whitley and Gaydon; the new Jaguar Heritage workshop in Coventry; as well as its three advanced manufacturing facilities across the UK.

John Edwards, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations, commented, “We are excited by the capability and potential that this new facility will give us. We will be creating truly iconic vehicles that reinforce the global reputation of both Jaguar and Land Rover brands as we expand our product portfolio and fulfil our ambitious plans.”

The new specialist centre adds to Jaguar Land Rover’s strategic growth plans for the UK, which includes £1.5 billion for the introduction of innovative technologies for future models at its Solihull facility. The centre will also add to Jaguar Land Rover’s 1,700 UK jobs.

To find out more about careers in the UK automotive industry see SMMT’s Motor Indsutry Facts 2014. 

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