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Jaguar to Expand Its UK Engine Manufacturing Centre

British automaker Jaguar Land Rover is planning to double the size of its Engine Manufacturing Centre (EMC) in Midland, UK by investing £450m.

Jaguar to Expand Its UK Engine Manufacturing Centre

The company opened the 100,000m2 facility last year with an investment of £1bn which became a significant new automotive manufacturing facility to be built in the UK over the last decade.

The facility manufactures high technology, low emission Ingenium engine and in 12 months the company produced more than 50,000 engines.

The automaker is planning to increase the plant's operational footprint to 200,000m2, which will help in expanding production capacity and build new products.

Jaguar initially launched the Ingenium engine in April 2015. Initially the engine was fitted into the Jaguar XE, and later it was rolled out to Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque, all-new Jaguar XF.

The engine is planned to be used in the upcoming Jaguar F-PACE.

Jaguar Land Rover CEO, Dr. Ralf Speth said: "We are proud to be such a significant investor in advanced manufacturing in Britain and are excited by this expansion and the new jobs it will create.

"The Engine Manufacturing Centre is a strategically significant facility for Jaguar Land Rover.

"The decision to expand our operations at the site provides a clear signal of our commitment to meeting customer demand for cleaner and more efficient engines, whilst developing the skills and capability that Britain needs if it is to remain globally competitive."

The expansion will also result in creation of new jobs which will bring the total headcount at the facility to 1400 from the present 700 workers.

Image: Jaguar's engine manufacturing centre in the UK. Photo: courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover.

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