20 March, 2020
Jaguar Land Rover has¬†confirmed that it will¬†temporarily¬†suspend¬†production¬†at its UK manufacturing facilities.
In light of¬†the ongoing coronavirus situation, Jaguar Land Rover has¬†confirmed that it will¬†temporarily¬†suspend¬†production¬†at its UK manufacturing facilities over the course of next week.¬†The company’s¬†intention is to¬†resume¬†in the week¬†of¬†20 April, subject to review of the¬†rapidly-changing¬†circumstances.¬†
As a responsible business,¬†Jaguar Land Rover is operating¬†in line with advice from the NHS and Public Health England¬†to¬†minimise¬†the spread of the coronavirus, whilst implementing plans to¬†safeguard its business continuity. The¬†company¬†will¬†work¬†towards¬†an orderly return to¬†production¬†once conditions permit.¬†
Currently, Jaguar Land Rover’s manufacturing plants in Brazil and India continue operating. The company’s joint venture plant in China reopened in the week of 24 February, as life begins to¬†get back¬†to normal in the country.
Although the company’s focus must be on its business and responsibilities to employees, Jaguar Land Rover is doing whatever¬†it¬†can to support¬†its¬†communities through the current situation.¬†The company’s¬†thoughts are with those directly affected by COVID-19 and with the healthcare professionals, whose role in combating this virus is appreciated by all.¬†
NOTES TO EDITORS
Today’s decision follows Jaguar Land Rover’s recent announcement of the temporary suspension of manufacturing at the company’s plant in Nitra, Slovakia from 20 March and the confirmation by Magna that its vehicle manufacturing operations in Graz, Austria are stopped until 30 March.