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    Land Rover new factory in Slovakia for the new Defender 2

    It just came through here on Slovakian news radio that the contract for the financial support between the Slovakian government & JLR was signed today.
    So the Defender will live on after all in some form or other.
    Last year they built only 17,781 units but this year will be higher due to the nostalgia effect.

    Reuters stated yesterday Luxury car maker Jaguar Land Rover and the Slovak government will sign an agreement this week on a production plant in Slovakia, three Slovak government sources said on Tuesday.

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    Last edited by Bavarianbrit; 09-12-2015 at 16:28.

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    it was going to Poland, but the Slovacs offered a tax fiddle, "allejedly"

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    just one more example of asset stripping of the uk industries .

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    nah its always been going there ,has been for over 2 years .worst kept "secret"in the trade.never was Poland mentioned .All the bases covered ,cheap labour ,buildings ,electric and services all in the deal
    she buys shoes i buy ,shooting,she stops buying shoes,il be amazed

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndt man View Post
    just one more example of asset stripping of the uk industries .
    And exactly what assets have been stripped? The car industry is global. Remember who owns LR and who owned them before that. Who do you think put up the cash to sort out both Jag and LR? It wasn't the Brits!

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    Poland is where a lot of the Consumer Goods companies have centralised their European operations, not just because of cost but also because it gives them best access to the wider European markets.

    It is no different for the automotive industry - in fact if anything their manufacturing is even more centralised. For mass manufacturers like Honda and Nissan, with high volume production and high levels of automation, the U.K. is still feasible, but for a build to order niche manufacturer like JLR having manufacturing in the UK was becoming something of an anachronism.
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Breaking news; 11th December 2016
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    Source: Media Centre - The official Media Centre for Jaguar Land Rover

    The British Chamber of Commerce would like to congratualate Jaguar LandRover in the landmark deal with the Slovak Government. We look forward to a positive start to 2016.
    New world-class premium manufacturing facility confirmed in Nitra;
    The next stage of the Company's plans for sustainable global growth.


    Today's announcement also supports long-term investment in the UK
    Bratislava, Slovakia - Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed that it will be the first British carmaker to open a manufacturing facility 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.

    Dr Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer, Jaguar Land Rover commented,"Jaguar Land Rover is delighted today to welcome Slovakia into our family. The new factory will complement our existing facilities in the UK, China, India and Brazil and marks the next step in thecompany's strategy to become a truly global business.
    Slovakia has an established premium automotive sector, which represents 43% of the country's overall industry. It has more than 300 suppliers in close proximity and an excellent logistics infrastructure; this confirmed our decision that this country was the ideal location.

    "The heart of our company will always be in the UK, where our design, technology and manufacturing capabilities are based. It is our creativity and innovation which makes Jaguar Land Rover the leading boutique automotive brand, offering exceptional products for our customers."
    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.
    Today's announcement follows the signing of an agreement by Dr Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Land Rover and Robert Fico, Prime Minister of Slovakia, in Bratislava.

    Robert Fico, Prime Minister said, "We are glad that Jaguar Land Rover has chosen Slovakia for its new world-class manufacturing facility. This decision shows that, with a stable and solid business environment, Slovakia is an attractive place for investors. And the marriage of Slovak craftsmanship and British engineering holds great promise."
    Jaguar Land Rover has made significant progress in building its international manufacturing presence over the last year. It opened a new joint venture in China and commenced construction of its local manufacturing plant in Brazil at the end of 2014. The creation of new international plants allows Jaguar Land Rover to offer its customers even more exciting new models, protect against currency fluctuations and create a globally competitive business.

    During this time, the Company has invested heavily in its UK vehicle manufacturing facilities at Castle Bromwich, Halewood and Solihull to support the introduction of all-new vehicles such as the Jaguar XE, XF and F-PACE, Range Rover Evoque Convertible and Land Rover Discovery Sport. In addition, it plans to expand its advanced engineering and design centre at Whitley, Coventry and invest in the National Automotive Innovation Centre at the University of Warwick. Jaguar Land Rover's sustained investment supports the delivery of the UK's wider industrial strategy.
    Over the past five years, Jaguar Land Rover has employed more than 20,000 people taking its workforce to more than 37,000 and invested more than 11 billion in new product creation and capital expenditure.

    Jaguar Land Rover has selected Slovakia as the location for its next manufacturing site following robust analysis of a number of locations around the world including other European countries, United States and Mexico.
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    that's a skoda yeti with LR on the bonnet.

    more crud to clutter the road side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobjs View Post
    that's a skoda yeti with LR on the bonnet.

    more crud to clutter the road side.

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    As opposed to the fabulous workmanship turned out in Brum over the years

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wsm View Post
    As opposed to the fabulous workmanship turned out in Brum over the years
    yup

    just as bad.

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