A plant will be built in Saudi Arabia by Jaguar Land Rover

Posted on Wednesday, 12 December 2012 , 15:12:39 byEmil

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A plant will be built in Saudi Arabia by Jaguar Land Rover


As you already know, the Jaguar Land Rover group has opened its first assembly plant in India in 2011. Also the specialists have prepared for opening a new manufacturing facility in China, but this time with their partner Chery Automobile. Now, time has come for them to think about opening a new factory in Saudi Arabia. The UK carmaker even signed a letter of intent with the government of Saudi Arabia, but also with the National Industrial Clusters Development Program. The specialist will start a very precise feasibility study right away trying to determine the viability of setting up a new automotive facility on their land. The British find this place great and see it as an interesting potential development option being capable of complementing their facilities in the UK, but also the other two form India and China or at least this is what Chef Executive of Jaguar Land Rover, Ralf Speth said. The carmaker said they have obtained increases in sales by more than 9 % to 11.418 units in the Middle East and North Africa. The sales in these regions contribute to a 32% increase in global retail sales to 324.184 vehicles since the beginning of the year and until the end of last month.



One of the opportunities the specialists plant to take advantage off refer to aluminum component production as the largest integrated aluminum complex in the world is planned to become operative in 2014 at the Ras Al Khair facility. The group uses all-aluminum monocoque body structures on several models including the latest Jaguar XJ and also the Range Rover. Unfortunately, the carmaker did not mention anything about the level of investment, job creation and potential capacity, but apparently, more information will be offered sometime next year. These are all the details revealed so far.