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Discovery production to move from Solihull to Slovakia; Evoque production to remain at Halewood

relaunched XJ and a Range Rover EV, which is codenamed Road Rover and expected to be launched before the start of the next decade – could be produced at the plant, as part of JLR's desire to build electric cars in the UK. 

No physical expansion of the Solihull factory is proposed as a result of the shift in production, but JLR claims the planned change in models helps to future-proof the plant. The investment in the UK facilities is said to be in the "hundreds of millions".

The opening of the Nitra plant was originally intended to take pressure off JLR’s UK factories, sharing Discovery production with the Solihull plant. Instead, Nitra will now produce all Discovery models. The next-generation Defender is also set to the built there, given its relationship to the Discovery's underpinnings and the lower production costs. 

In a statement on the impact on jobs, JLR said: “The decision to move the Land Rover Discovery to Slovakia and the potential losses of some agency-employed staff in the UK is a tough one but forms part of our long-term manufacturing strategy as we transform our business globally.”

In April, JLR laid off 1000 of its 40,000-strong UK workforce following a decrease in demand across the UK and Europe. 

Around 46,000 Discoverys are made annually in Solihull, 80% of which head for foreign markets. The move to Slovakia for Discovery production will take effect at the start of 2019. The Discovery makes up about 10% of Land Rover's total sales. 

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xxxx 12 June 2018

Austerity

Dumb word, it just means not over spending and wasting money, If you want to use you could say austerity was at it's most extreme 5 years ago whilst in the EU, before the word BREXIT was even invented.

Peter Cavellini 12 June 2018

What a discovery.....!?!

 So, when we wave bye bye to Europe, how many years more austerity will there be?

max1e6 11 June 2018

Slovakia State Aid

JLR received £125 million of State Aid from Slovakia for this new factory in Nitra. That is why they have moved production.

The EU allows Slovakia to hand out State Aid because the EU classes it as a regional development area but the UK is not allowed to use State Aid for companies.

The EU allows Slovakia use subsidies to boost its economy at the expense of the UK economy - something no Remainer will mention to you.

This is another example of how the EU deliberately works against the interests of the UK and the British people.

These job losses are a direct result of the UK being in the EU.

TStag 12 June 2018

max1e6 wrote:

max1e6 wrote:

JLR received £125 million of State Aid from Slovakia for this new factory in Nitra. That is why they have moved production.

The EU allows Slovakia to hand out State Aid because the EU classes it as a regional development area but the UK is not allowed to use State Aid for companies.

The EU allows Slovakia use subsidies to boost its economy at the expense of the UK economy - something no Remainer will mention to you.

This is another example of how the EU deliberately works against the interests of the UK and the British people.

These job losses are a direct result of the UK being in the EU.

 

Uter tripe. JLR said it planned to move production outside the EU unless it got a subsidy to make the cars in the EU. This is how it’s legal for Slovakia to offer a subsidy to JLR. JLR are also currently asking the government for about 1 billion in subsidies and incentives to make Electric cars in Coventry. My understanding is the the deal is done but won’t be finalised until JLR know what type of Brexit we are heading for.

max1e6 12 June 2018

TStag!

What I have written is not 'utter tripe'. Check it out for yourself if you don't believe me.

EU rules allow Slovakia to give state aid while the UK is not allowed.

Even the European Commission investigated Slovakia's behaviour for this Nitra factory state aid situation.