Jaguar Land Rover has stepped forward to its plan for sustainable global growth, being the first British company to set up its plant in Slovakia. The Jaguar Land Rover has opened up a new manufacturing plant in Nitra, Slovakia. The new manufacturing facility of Jaguar Land Rover spreads over 3,00,000 square metres of land and has the capacity to manufacture 1,50,000 vehicles each year. Moreover, Jaguar Land Rover is also aiming at developing the employment by recruiting 98 percent of Slovak inhabitants among which 30 percent are women. Besides that, the establishment of this new facility offer the buyers new models, protects against currency fluctuations as well as support a globally competitive business.
Jaguar Land Rover will soon begin the second phase of recruiting employees in the month of November. The company is looking for another 850 employees for the new facility in Slovakia. The employees had participated in the bespoke 12 week training programme in the company’s first overseas Training Academy. The company’s new facility has been designed in such a way to enable smart, connected manufacturing technologies including shop floor visualisation by using real time data to solve issues which will support improved process efficiency, delivery and quality. Moreover, it is the first manufacturing plant is Europe to use Kuka’s Pulse carrier system.
At today’s ceremony, Prof. Dr Ralf Speth commented: “Global businesses require global operational footprints. While Jaguar Land Rover’s heart and soul remain firmly anchored in the UK, expanding internationally only enriches and strengthens our UK business. Today’s opening of our next generation manufacturing plant in Nitra, Slovakia represents the start of a new era in manufacturing for Jaguar Land Rover. It is the latest milestone in our long-term globalisation programme and the culmination of four years planning. As with our existing manufacturing facilities located in the UK, China, Brazil, India and Austria, this high-tech plant in Slovakia will complement and support our corporate, R&D and engineering functions headquartered in the UK.”
Professor Dr Speth continued: “Our diverse workforce brings a wealth of experience from both automotive and broader industries. I am delighted to officially welcome our Slovak team to the Jaguar Land Rover global family today.”
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