Land Rover - New Jobs
Land Rover is creating 275 new jobs at its plant in Solihull
following a surge in demand which saw the firm record the highest ever
sales figures in its 62-year history in March.
of the extra agency positions confirms the turnaround for Land Rover
over the past year, with the automotive company registering seven
consecutive months of improved sales.
It will also strengthen
the case to keep both Jaguar Land Rover West Midland production sites
open, adding to speculation last month that the carmaker’s owners were
planning to backtrack on proposals to close either the Castle Bromwich
or Lode Lane plant.
Phil Popham, Land Rover managing director said: “These additional positions are excellent news for the manufacturing industry in the Midlands.
comes as a result of a phenomenal response received from customers and
the media to the award winning 2010 model year range, giving Land Rover
an incredible start to the year.”
More than 5,000 people work at the Solihull plant.
extra 275 agency positions will start immediately to boost the build
rate in light of the increased demand for the new vehicle 2010 model
In March 2010, Land Rover sales in the UK were up 67 per cent on the same month last year, selling over 11,300 vehicles.
As well as the Defender model, the Solihull plant is responsible for manufacturing