Jaguar Land Rover unveils new plans for Solihull logistics hub
possibly creating 1,600 jobs in the process
On top of its plans for massive growth at its Whitley site in Coventry, Jaguar Land Rover has been given the green light to build a new logistics hub on land near to its Solihull plant.
The new site, measuring one million square foot, will be used by the carmaker to receive and store parts to supply its Lode Lane factory. It would supply replacement parts to about 80 regions across the world including the UK, north and south America, parts of Asia and India.
The new centre will support a workforce of 2,450 employees, of which 1,634 will be new employees. The remaining 816 staff will relocate from the Lode Lane site.
The Coventry car maker hopes to begin transferring operations to the new facility in early 2022 with it fully operational by early 2023.
The Jaguar Land Rover spokeswoman said: “This proposed move is about us centralising and streamlining our UK based global spare parts business. We have 10 UK warehouse locations for the spare parts part of the business and by moving all of that to one purpose-built, centralised facility, there would be huge efficiencies and service improvement opportunities.
“It would strengthen the UK’s position as the hub of our global spare parts business. This is a long-term plan."