Jaguar Land Rover confirms new factory in Slovakia
The announcement follows an agreement between the company and the Government of the Slovak Republic to build a new plant in the city of Nitra, western Slovakia.
The new world-class £1 billion premium manufacturing facility will eventually employ around 2,800 people.
Today's announcement follows Jaguar Land Rover's recent confirmation to double its investment in its engine plant in the UK to almost £1 billion - the largest injection into a new British manufacturing plant in decades creating several hundred new jobs.
As part of Jaguar Land Rover's commitment to deliver more lightweight vehicles, the plant will manufacture a range of all-new aluminium Jaguar Land Rover vehicles.
It is anticipated that the first cars will come off the production line in late 2018.
The factory will have an initial capacity of 150,000 vehicles and construction will commence in 2016. ■