Demand for Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Freelander prompts production expansion
13 March 2012

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is creating 1000 new jobs at its Halewood Operations manufacturing facility, near Liverpool. The rise in workforce is in response to major demand for the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Freelander 2 and will take the number of employees at Halewood to 4500. That’s three times the number of people who were working at the plant in 2009.

Additional shifts will be added to support the increased production of the cars. Halewood will move to three shifts and 24-hour operation to meet the increased global demand. The new jobs will include production operators, supervisors and engineers.

JLR has already started recruiting, and expects the creation of the new jobs to have a positive knock-on effect on its supply chain, creating more new vacancies among component suppliers.

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13 March 2012

[quote jonboy4969]Awesome news[/quote]

Very much so! Well done Land Rover!

13 March 2012

That is indeed good news! I think Nissan had the idea first though. ;-)

13 March 2012

I have to honest I was woryed when TATA took over Jaguar-Land Rover but they have been fantastic! 50,000 evoques all ready, new XJ , fantastic XF facelift and now all theses jobs for the UK! Not india , the UK!!

13 March 2012

[quote theadamh1234]I have to honest I was woryed when TATA took over Jaguar-Land Rover but they have been fantastic! 50,000 evoques all ready, new XJ , fantastic XF facelift and now all theses jobs for the UK! Not india , the UK!![/quote]

Whilst it clearly is good news to see them creating new jobs, I still feel they have a very big challenge ahead of them and that challenge is to create their first new car.

I suspect that the Evoque was designed and developed under Ford's ownership and quite possibly with a cash injection from them. Since Tata's takeover they have basically done some revamps and seen the Evoque through to completion, it is what comes after that which will be interesting.

Aston Martin are a good example, albeit on a smaller scale, as they haven't really been able to create anything new since they were sold by Ford some 5 years ago now.

13 March 2012

I have seen 7... yes 7 Evoques todays on my fairly long round trip. Common as muck they are, soooo yesterday people. Get a Ford (Kuga) if you want something more exclusive.

(Before you shoot me, I jest of course - I still think it looks stupid but the jobs are BRILLIANT NEWS Congratulations LR)

13 March 2012

[quote The Apprentice]

I have seen 7... yes 7 Evoques todays on my fairly long round trip. Common as muck they are, soooo yesterday people. Get a Ford (Kuga) if you want something more exclusive.

(Before you shoot me, I jest of course - I still think it looks stupid but the jobs are BRILLIANT NEWS Congratulations LR)

[/quote] Well I like it, I like the looks and I don't see why people are saying its too expencive, it starts at around the same price as the X3 and It goes off road, like a land rover! But have to agree it hasent been out long, yet there are loads off em!

13 March 2012

If you want exclusivity get a ssangyong korando! :-p

13 March 2012

Good job, JLR workforce and management. And cheers, Ratan!

13 March 2012

Great news especially in these difficult times

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