Jaguar Land Rover to double size of its UK engine plant
24 November 2015
Jaguar Land Rover today announced that it is to double the size of its Engine Manufacturing Centre (EMC) as part of a £450 million expansion programme.
Total investment in the site, which opened a year ago, now stands at £1bn making it the most significant new automotive manufacturing facility to be built in the UK in the last decade.
The EMC is home to the high technology, low emission Ingenium engine - Jaguar Land Rover’s first venture into in-house engine manufacturing in a generation.
In just twelve months, the Midland based facility has moved from prototype production to full-scale manufacture with more than 50,000 engines coming off the production line.
The Ingenium engine launched initially in the Jaguar XE in April 2015 and was followed quickly by the Discovery Sport, two product launches accounting for sales of 65,800 in the year so far. The EMC will supply all three vehicle plants with engines which also power the Range Rover Evoque, all-new Jaguar XF and soon-to-be-launched Jaguar F-Pace.
This latest phase in the development of the EMC will see the site increase its operational footprint to 200,000 square metres and the creation of several hundred new jobs.