Tata Motors Europe CEO Carl-Peter Forster has denied a report claiming Jaguar Land Rover was set to reverse its decision to keep one of its Midlands plants open.
The Sunday Times quoted an unnamed source saying the firm would keep open both Solihull and Castle Bromwich, despite its September 2009 business plan outlining plans to shut one by the middle of the decade.
Responding to the speculation, Forster has criticised the rumours claiming they were “untrue and serve only to create confusion”.
"In September 2009, Jaguar Land Rover announced a new business strategy that will increase global competitiveness, drive growth and sustained profitability and respond to the challenges of climate change,” said Forster in a statement.
“One of the measures outlined in the plan was the consolidation of Jaguar Land Rover's manufacturing facilities from three plants to two, with only one of either the Castle Bromwich or Solihull plants being retained and receiving investment for new generations of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles.