Councillor Phil Bateman said Just at the right time Jaguar Land Rover announces a great new message for the people of Wolverhampton and surrounding districts. We need good news for our City, and this is with out doubt one of the most uplifting information pieces that we have had in weeks! I hope that we have more good news in the run up to Christmas”
“Jaguar Land Rover today confirmed its plans to double the size of its Engine Manufacturing Centre on the border of Wolverhampton and South Staffordshire as part of a £450 million expansion programme”
Opened in 2014 by The Queen, the site already employs 700 people, a number it expects to double.
A rise in global demand had led to the centre’s expansion, the company said.
Mike Wright, executive director of Jaguar Land Rover, said the plant was “absolutely pivotal” to the company’s plans for global expansion. “As we grow our volumes around the world we need more capacity,” he said. “We’ve started the initial phase just 12 months ago, that’s gone really well, and we’re now planning for the next phase for the next two or three years.”