First Range Rover after Suspension due to Coronavirus Pandemic Comes off Jaguar Land Rover's Solihull (UK) Production Line
News Desk, News Nation 360 : The first Range Rover made under new social distancing measures drove off the production line at Jaguar Land Rover’s manufacturing plant in Solihull, following the recent temporary pause in production due to the coronavirus pandemic. Grant McPherson, Jaguar Land Rover Executive Director, Manufacturing, said that seeing
the first Range Rover come off their line is a defining moment for Jaguar Land Rover, for all of them who work for the company and the many businesses in their supply chain. It marks the end of their temporary shutdown and signals the beginning of a return to normality. But, of course, this is a new normal. Effective social distancing, hygiene and health monitoring measures are in place following an extensive review of all production lines, engineering facilities, office areas and communal spaces as the company start a phased return to manufacturing. Employees’ health and wellbeing are at the centre of this plan and, with the implementation of the new protocol, staff will experience a significant number of changes to their working day from the moment they enter the site. Production of
Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles has also resumed this week at Nitra (Slovakia) and Graz (Austria). Last week the team at the Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton (UK) began building Ingenium engines again to enable the gradual return to vehicle production. Manufacturing will resume at Halewood (UK) on 8 June, starting with one shift. Small pockets of business-critical activity are taking place at Castle Bromwich as Jaguar Land Rover prepares for new model year introductions. The company’s joint-venture plant in Changshu (China) has been operational since the middle of February as vehicle sales recover there and customers return to showrooms following the easing of the lockdown.
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Report : Anustup Kundu