Land Rover invests £370M to upgrade facilities

For the all-new Range Rover
Sep 11, 2012 Philippine Car News - Jaguar Land Rover invests £370 million to upgrade its facilities

To prepare for the delivery of the all-new Range Rover to customers in 170 countries around the world, Land Rover has invested £370 million (roughly P24.67 billion) to upgrade its manufacturing facilities in the United Kingdom and increase productivity.

With the all-new Range Rover's body now being made out entirely of aluminum, Land Rover's £370 million investment includes the installation of a new aluminum body shop, along with upgrades to paint-application technologies, trim assembly, warehousing, and the creation of the company's first customer handover center.

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"This outstanding new Range Rover symbolizes our commitment to investing in Britain and exporting around the world, delivering class-leading performance, agility, quality and luxury in a model that enjoys iconic status in almost every market," said Jaguar Land Rover chief executive Dr. Ralf Speth. "As the UK's leading automotive investor in research and development, we are proud of the work that has gone into developing the new technologies and innovations to make the new Range Rover possible. Through a £370-million investment in our manufacturing facilities, we have been able to build the world’s first SUV with lightweight all-aluminum construction, a car that is 20 percent lighter, with fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions reduced by 22 percent.”

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