Tata confirms closure of one Jaguar/Land Rover plant

Tata confirms closure of one Jaguar/Land Rover plant

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When the economy declines it’s luxury vehicles that struggle most. Jaguar and Land Rover haven’t been the most profitable automakers for quite a while, and parent company Tata is about to take drastic measures to stem the blood loss. Tat is currently studying which of the two Jaguar/Land Rover plants it should shut to try and rectify some of the losses; Solihull or Castle Bromwich.

It sounds severe, but the pain of closing a plant (about 40 percent of JLR’s production overhead is going unused) could be what prevents outright failure. Production has been slowed already, while jobs have been cut and wages frozen, so word of the closing is just more bad news. But Jaguar Land Rover CEO David Smith is committed to taking “decisive actions” to see the troubled marques through.

The union, naturally, is unhappy, and a meeting will be going forward between the company and GMB officials to determine what actions might be taken on both sides.

Land Rover Defender old ext det1

When the economy declines it’s luxury vehicles that struggle most. Jaguar and Land Rover haven’t been the most profitable automakers for quite a while, and parent company Tata is about to take drastic measures to stem the blood loss. Tat is currently studying which of the two Jaguar/Land Rover plants it should shut to try and rectify some of the losses; Solihull or Castle Bromwich.

It sounds severe, but the pain of closing a plant (about 40 percent of JLR’s production overhead is going unused) could be what prevents outright failure. Production has been slowed already, while jobs have been cut and wages frozen, so word of the closing is just more bad news. But Jaguar Land Rover CEO David Smith is committed to taking “decisive actions” to see the troubled marques through.

The union, naturally, is unhappy, and a meeting will be going forward between the company and GMB officials to determine what actions might be taken on both sides.

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