25/11/15: Showing an unwavering dedication to British manufacture and trade advancement, Jaguar Land Rover are injecting £450m into the development project, adding up to an impressive £1bn total investment since the plant was built, only a year ago. These ventures have led to the structure being the most significant manufacturing facility to be built in the UK for a decade.
The Wolverhampton-based facility has produced over 50,000 engines to date, and the numbers are set to increase with vigour. The Ingenium engine, launched in the Jaguar XE in April 2015 and rapidly pursued by the Discovery Sport, has been a prestigious example of the plant’s engineering success, with sales of 65,800 units in 2015 alone.
The EMC is an artery for Jaguar Land Rover’s most significant manufacturing operations, supplying all three vehicle plants with engines that are a staple within the Range Rover Evoque, Jaguar XF and the spectacularly innovative Jaguar F-PACE, which is pending its prestigious UK release.
Remaining a solid investor in British workforces, the Centre has a solid base of 700 employees, with this number set to rise alongside its ongoing recruitment strategy. Globally, Jaguar Land Rover is proud to provide jobs for 40,000 people worldwide by 2016.
The Engine Manufacturing Centre is one of four manufacturing facilities owned by the brand in the UK, making Jaguar Land Rover one of the most significant engineering forces in the fiercely progressive, and competitive, automotive sector.