JLR is planning on resuming manufacturing operations at its Solihull plant in the UK and its Slovakia and Austria facilities from the 18th of May. The company is also looking at resuming operations across its global facilities in compliance with local authorities.
Indian owned British luxury car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has announced its plans to resume manufacturing activities as the COVID-19 situation eases in different parts of the world. The company has issued a statement that it will start resuming new car production across its home Solihull plant in the UK, as well at its Slovakia and Austria manufacturing facilities, from the 18th of May, 2020.
The company will be doing so while following guidelines laid down by local authorities in the regions to keep its workforce safe. JLR also said that as countries around the world are relaxing lockdown guidelines and retailers are resuming operations, the restarting of its other manufacturing facilities around the world will be announced in the due course of time.
'The health and wellbeing of our employees is our first priority. We are developing a robust protocol and guidelines to support a safe return to work. We will adopt strict social distancing measures across our business and are currently evaluating a number of different measures to ensure we protect and reassure our workforce when they begin to return to work,' read the company statement.
JLR’s India operations continue to remain suspended at the moment, as the country is currently in lockdown until the 3rd of May to battle the coronavirus crisis.
In other news, the company recently launched its brand spanking new second-generation Defender in India. The Defender is Land Rover’s most iconic model, and it has been crucial for the success of the brand throughout history.
Know more about the new Defender for India here - Land Rover Defender launched in India at Rs 69.99 lakh