JLR to open new plant in Brazil

Autocar India
First Published: 22:22 IST(2/10/2013)
Last Updated: 17:31 IST(3/10/2013)
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Jaguar Land Rover has already given the green light to open a new plant in Brazil, according to a job advertisement on its careers website.

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According to the advert – which has just been placed on the company site – JLR is looking for a plant quality manager for the new facility in Brazil. “Portuguese language skills will be definite advantage,” the ad states.

Previously, JLR boss Dr Ralph Speth has only admitted to “very intensive discussions” with the Brazilian government. Unlike JLR’s planned Chinese factory, the company does not need a local partner in order to start manufacturing cars. Speth has been quoted as saying that any factory would begin by assembly vehicles supplied as kits from the UK.

JLR is hot on the heels of Audi and Mercedes; both companies have recently announced plans to open factories in Brazil. There’s no news yet as to which models will be built by JLR, but Land Rover models account for the vast majority of the company’s Brazilian sales, making the Freelander a contender for South American production.

 


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