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Jaguar Land Rover opens its first assembly plant in India at Pune Print E-mail
Written by Vivek   
Saturday, 28 May 2011
Pune: Tata Motors, the parent company of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), officially opened an assembly plant adjacent to Tata Motor's plant in Pune, to assemble JLR products in India. The new facility will assemble Land Rover Freelander 2 vehicles supplied in Complete Knock Down (CKD) form from Jaguar Land Rover's Halewood manufacturing plant in Liverpool, UK.

The facility in Pune will be subject to Jaguar Land Rover's mainstream launch quality processes and will be overseen by experienced manufacturing and quality managers who have moved to India from the UK.

"Today marks a significant step in our growth strategy for the Indian market. The opening of this plant demonstrates close co-operation between the parent company TATA Motors and Jaguar Land Rover and we are keen to develop this further," said Carl-Peter Forster, Chief Executive Officer and MD of Tata Motors.

He said that JLR could use the engineering capabilities in Tata Motors and the country to source high quality low cost components.

"Jaguar Land Rover is delighted to have officially opened our first assembly facility in India. We are excited about the prospect of assembling cars in Pune for the Indian market where we have achieved significant growth since we opened our first showroom in 2009.  It is a great time to be expanding our operation in India due to the increasing demand for luxury products and the strength of the Indian economy," said Dr Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Land Rover.

He said that JLR would set up a research and development (R&D) department in the country and that the company plans to source more components from India.

This is the company's first assembly facility outside the UK.

 
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