JLR to hire 1,100 people for Castle Bromwich plant
London: Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Wednesday said it will hire 1,100 people for its manufacturing facility at Castle Bromwich in the UK to support the launch of new Jaguar models.
JLR, which has announced plans to deliver 40 products over the next five years, said in a statement that the Castle Bromwich plant would this year manufacture the 2013 Model Year XF and XJ ranges.
JLR HR Director Des Thurlby, said: "We provide high quality training and development for all of our employees so this latest announcement for 1,100 jobs is great news for the West Midlands and the UK supply chain."
JLR had embarked on the most ambitious recruitment campaign in the company's history, hiring 8,000 people in the last two years, he added.
Stating that the company is looking to expand its global reach and further enhance position in the market, JLR CEO Ralf Speth said: "Innovation in design, engineering and technology is at the core of our business and for the UK, this means we will continue to invest in new products, develop new technologies and enhance the skills of our employees."
Welcoming the development, UK Business Secretary Vince Cable, said: "This is fantastic news for Castle Bromwich that Jaguar Land Rover is creating more than 1,000 jobs to support the production of new models at the plant. This expansion is a clear demonstration of Jaguar Land Rover's continuing commitment and investment in the UK."
In the first six months of the year, Jaguar has sold more than 29,000 vehicles globally, up 19 percent against the same period last year.
All of Jaguar's key markets, including China, UK, USA and Europe, have delivered year-on-year sales improvements.
In the 2011-12 fiscal, JLR achieved record profits of 1.5 billion pounds, increase of 392 million pounds compared to the previous year.