Jaguar Land Rover will create 1,000 jobs at its factory on Merseyside to support the 'significant demand' for some of its models.
Business Secretary Vince Cable, who met senior management at from the company at the Geneva Show last week welcomed the announcement as "excellent news".
He said: "Today's announcement is further evidence of the strength of the UK automotive sector and will also have a positive impact on growth in local supply chains.
"Figures out today showed that the trade balance was better than expected in January, thanks to strong exports of cars to the US, China and Russia."
The CBI has welcomed the announcement by Jaguar Land Rover that it will create 1000 new jobs at its factory in Halewood in Merseyside.
Dr Neil Bentlely, CBI Deputy Director-General said the move was "further evidence of re-balancing across the economy":
“The news that Jaguar Land Rover will be creating a further 1,000 jobs at its Halewood plant is a shot in the arm for UK manufacturing and the automotive industry in particular.
“Jaguar Land Rover continues to be a great British success story, which provides a real boost to its supply chain and the wider economy.”
Jaguar Land Rover has said it is to create 1,000 new jobs at its factory in Halewood in Merseyside.