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Jaguar Land Rover began building a new factory in China today with a Chinese car maker.
The Midlands-based car car company has sold almost sixty thousand cars in China - its biggest market.
The new factory will be able to produce a hundred and thirty thousand cars a year.
Jaguar Land Rover is today celebrating its move into the largest populated country in the world, as development work begins at its first car production plant in China.
The development, which is being constructed in Changshu – near Shanghai, had its foundation stone laid today.
The company is starting a joint deal with Chery Automobile to begin manufacturing Jaguar and Land Rover models in the country.
Jaguar Land Rover has its headquarters in Whitley, Coventry. The company also has manufacturing and assembly plants in Solihull, Gaydon and Castle Bromwich.
Pink: Jaguar Land Rover's UK sites
Blue: Jaguar Land Rover's plant in Puna in India
Green: Jaguar Land Rover's site in Changshu in China, where work began building a factory today.
Yellow: Markets identified by the company which it may look to for further expansion.
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Speaking to the press as the foundation stone was laid for the new Chinese Jaguar Land Rover factory in Changshu near Shanghai, Dr. Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover Chief Executive Officer, and Mr Yin Tongyao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chery Automobile Company Ltd, said:
Jaguar Land Rover have today laid the foundation stone for their first factory in China.
The company is starting a joint deal with Chery Automobile to start manufacturing Jaguar and Land Rover models in the country.
The new plant is being built in Changshu, near Shanghai. The project will create cars specifically for the Chinese market, as exporting cars from the UK is costly.