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Kez Casey | Nov, 25 2015 | 1 Comment

With a range of new products tearing out of showrooms, and demand set to grow in the future, things are looking bright for Jaguar Land Rover.

Now, a new announcement from the company sees a £450 million (AU$936 million) expansion for JLR’s engine manufacturing centre, which builds the company’s new Ingenium engine range.

Jaguar XE range - One of the first models to use the Ingenium engine
Jaguar XE range - One of the first models to use the Ingenium engine

Total investment in the Wolverhampton site now totals £1 billion (AU$2.08 billion) making JLR the leading investor in British manufacturing.

The latest upgrade to the site, which only opened a year ago, sees the operation footprint grow to 200,000 square meters, allowing the Ingenium range to extend beyond the XE and Evoque.

New models to gain the engine will include the coming Jaguar F-Pace SUV, Jaguar XF, and Land Rover Discovery Sport.

“The Engine Manufacturing Centre is a strategically significant facility for Jaguar Land Rover.” Jaguar Land Rover CEO, Dr Ralf Speth said.

“The decision to expand our operations at the site provides a clear signal of our commitment to meeting customer demand for cleaner and more efficient engines, whilst developing the skills and capability that Britain needs if it is to remain globally competitive.”

To meet the increased output the engine manufacturing centre’s workforce will grow from 700 employees currently, to 1400 when operating at full capacity, growing JLR’s total global workforce to 40,000 employees by next year.

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