Monday, January 14, 2013

Land Rover to Add 800 UK Jobs

Land Rover to Add 800 UK Jobs
The Jaguar-Land Rover group as just announced that it will be adding some 800 new jobs, at their manufacturing plant, in Solihull, Birmingham, in the UK. Strangely, this is the exact number of jobs Honda announced it would be cutting, at its Swindon plant - this shows just how unstable the automotive industry is right now, even in the UK, a country which has not been touched by the recession as much as other European states.

The new wave of hirings comes courtesy of increased demand for the all-new Range Rover, and the refreshed Range Rover Sport. Demand is also strong for the revised Discovery, and even the Defender is doing quite well. Furthermore, with a planned investment of £370 million at the Solihull plant, which will add a new Range Rover-exclusive body shop, yet more workers may be hired.

With excellent sales figures, an all-new Range Rover full of appeal, and the Evoque (which we tested in its coupe form) which has taken the crossover world by storm, the Jaguar-Land Rover group is doing well, and will be doing even better. Also, if they do decide to launch an even smaller crossover, to sit below the Evoque (and feature DC100-inspired styling), their sales numbers are set to stay on the rise.

Jaguar-Land Rover is really experiencing a boost in both sales and confidence, which has driven them to announce the creation of a new production facility in Saudi Arabia, which will handle more of their aluminium-related business. Remember that the country kingdom has extensive bauxite (aluminium ore) deposits, so they are tapping right into the source, as they plan to increase the extent at which they use aluminium).

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