Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed that it will be the first British car maker 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.
The 2017 Land Rover Discovery has been confirmed to the the first model to be built in the Site in Nitra Slovakia. The first phase 100% of the production will be done in Solihull plant however once the site is open it will contribute to the production of the New Discovery.
The £1 Billion Slovakian Plant will also be where JLR look towards several new all-aluminium models that are still to be confirmed with the Land Rover Defender being a very big candidate for this.
This new site will have the capacity to produce 150,000 vehicles annually and will use JLR cutting-edge current manufacturing technologies.
The plant will be the first in Europe to use a Kuka Pulse carrier system, which is claimed to be 30% faster than conventional conveyance systems, helping to speed up production times.
A highly automated paint shop will also be built at the plant, and JLR says new smart, connected manufacturing processes will in future be integrated as the technology becomes available.
The new plant comes at a time when JLR is rapidly expanding its production facilities and investing in new technologies.
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