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Jaguar Land Rover opens Indian plant

Jaguar Land Rover has officially opened its first assembly plant in India. The facility at Pune in the Maharashtra region of India, will assemble Land Rover Freelander 2 vehicles supplied in Complete Knock Down (CKD) form from Jaguar Land Rover's Halewood manufacturing plant in Liverpool, UK.

The inauguration ceremony was led by Carl-Peter Forster, CEO and MD of Tata Motors and Dr Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover. Forster, said: "Today marks a significant step in our growth strategy for the Indian market. The opening of this plant demonstrates close co-operation between the parent company Tata Motors and Jaguar Land Rover and we are keen to develop this further."

Dr Ralf Speth added: "Jaguar Land Rover is delighted to have officially opened our first assembly facility in India. We are excited about the prospect of assembling cars in Pune for the Indian market where we have achieved significant growth since we opened our first showroom in 2009. It is a great time to be expanding our operation in India due to the increasing demand for luxury products and the strength of the Indian economy."

The facility in Pune will be subject to Jaguar Land Rover's mainstream launch quality processes and will be overseen by experienced manufacturing and quality managers who have moved to India from the UK.

The Freelander 2 is available in India in two variants, the TD4 SE Automatic and the SD4 HSE Automatic.


9 June 2011


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