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Tammy Newell
Tammy Newell
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  • 19th September 2011

New Jaguar Land Rover plant set to create 750 jobs in Wolverhampton

jaguar_thumb Luxury car makers, Jaguar Land Rover, have unveiled plans to build a new factory in Wolverhampton, which will create around 750 new jobs for highly-skilled manufacturers and engineers.

The new business centre is located near the M54, on the Wolverhampton and Staffordshire boarder, in a 120-hectare site. Tata Motors, the owners of Jaguar, are reportedly investing £355 million into the plant, which will be responsible for building low emission engines. This is a huge turn around for Jaguar, as they are known for producing fuel hungry, high emission 4x4’s which have received bad press in recent years.

Earlier this year, the government announced that a number of new - or enterprise zones as they are also called – have been set up to help increase business growth in the West Midlands. The business centres offer cheaper rental rates, super-fast broadband and lower levels of planning control, making this site the perfect location for JLR’s new plant.

Details concerning the new low emission engines will be kept top secret, the only information that JLR have released is that the cars’ capabilities are increased, and better fuel consumptions will significantly reduce vehicle emissions.

Dr Ralf Speth, JLR chief executive told BBC news that the new plans were “truly exciting news…and a major commitment for our company”. 

It certainly is a story of success for JLR, as they have created more job prospects in an area that was hit hard by the recession, and to top it off, they are producing more eco-friendly vehicles. Hats off to you Jaguar!