Jaguar Land Rover In China

Jaguar Land Rover have started a deal with Chery Automobile to start making cars in China.

Jaguar Land Rover begins its move into China

Foundation stone being buried to signal the beginning of development Credit: Jaguar Land Rover

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.

Area cleared for development work in China Credit: Jaguar Land Rover

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.

Officials from Jaguar Land Rover and Cherry Automotive arrive at Changshu Credit: Jaguar Land Rover
Chinese press gather at the ceremony Credit: Jaguar Land Rover

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Jaguar Land Rover's global expansion

Existing sites and areas of potential expansion for Midlands-based Jaguar Land Rover
Existing sites and areas of potential expansion for Midlands-based Jaguar Land Rover Credit: Google Maps

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.

For a link to the interactive Google Map click here.

The majority of Jaguar Land Rover's sites are in the UK
The majority of Jaguar Land Rover's sites are in the UK Credit: Google Maps
The main cluster of sites are here in the West Midlands
The main cluster of sites are here in the West Midlands Credit: Google Maps

Statement on Jaguar Land Rover's move into China

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:

"We are delighted to have reached this milestone, achieved thanks to the understanding and foresight of the Chinese authorities and we want to thank them for recognising the potential of our joint venture in the fast-growing Chinese market."

"Together, we will now begin working in close collaboration on our partnership plans to harness the capabilities of our respective companies, to produce relevant, advanced models for Chinese consumers."

Foundation stone laid in China for Jaguar Land Rover factory

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.

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