Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced that is will be moving production of its Land Rover Discovery SUV model from the Solihull factory to Slovakia from next year.
The factory, just off Lode Lane, will be used to build a new generation of Range Rover models after a ‘significant investment and technology upgrade’. The company warned that there may be some job losses in the UK as a result.
JLR released the following statement: “This significant investment and technology upgrade in Solihull in order to accommodate our next-generation of flagship Land Rover models is proof that we remain committed both to the UK and to transformation and growth.
The decision to move the Land Rover Discovery to Slovakia and the potential losses of some agency employed staff in the UK is a tough one but forms part of our long-term manufacturing strategy as we transform our business globally.”