Jaguar Land Rover is known to be one of the largest recruiters in the UK and the auto giant currently employs about 4500 people who work at the company’s plant in Halewood. The newest model in the Land Rover Discovery range, i.e. Discovery Sport will also be manufactured at the Halewood plant and hence the automaker is all set to give out 250 more employment opportunities, raising the total number of employees to 4750. The plant’s workforce has trebled and production has quadrupled since 2010 and the production facility now runs in three shifts, 24 hours a day to meet the huge global demand.
The Range Rover Evoque is also produced at the Halewood plant and it has been announced that Jaguar Land Rover will be investing GBP 200 million to manufacture the Freelander replacement, the Discovery Sport which is the first product in the all new Land Rover Discovery line-up. After the latest investment, a total amount of almost GBP 500 million has been invested in the Halewood plant located in Liverpool. The Discovery Vision Concept was displayed at the New York International Show and the new 2015 Discovery Sport is based on this concept. Land Rover aims at making this SUV very capable on-road as well as off-road.
Dr. Ralph Speth, CEO, Jaguar Land Rover, was quoted saying that he was very delighted to learn that Halewood has been chosen for the production of the new Discovery Sport since there is a very special bond between the city and Jaguar Land Rover. Richard Else, who is the Operations Director at Jaguar Land Rover Halewood said that the arrival of the new product has boosted workforce in the city and that Halewood has embodied the transformation of the company over the years. The company will launch the Discovery Sport next year, the vehicle was previewed by the Discovery Vision Concept earlier this year.