IAB Report - Jaguar to hire 1,400 for Wolverhampton plant, set to roll out an engine every 36 seconds

17/02/2014 - 09:20 | ,  ,   | Karthik H

Jaguar Land Rover's newly announced engine plant in Wolverhampton will roll out its first engine in 2015. The company just put out an announcement seeking employees for the plant that is set to build, when at full capacity, an engine every 36 seconds.

Jaguar XF supersport engine press shot
At full capacity, the upcoming engine plant will roll out an engine every 36 seconds.

The plant will employ around 1,400 people and a batch of 600 workers will be hired initially, with the rest following soon.

The engine plant at Wolverhampton will consist of a machining shop and an assembly each for petrol and diesel motors. JLR has already announced that it would manufacture aluminium four-cylinder engines on both fuels. The engines, at present, are confirmed to power the upcoming Jaguar compact saloon and models of both Range Rover and Land Rover, like the Evoque and the Freelander.

2013 Land Rover Freelander 2 2013 facelift
The new Land Rover Freelander is set to use four-cylinder aluminimum engines from Wolverhampton. Seen here is the current generation model.

While the machining shop portion of the factory will churn out aluminium cylinder heads, blocks, crankshafts and other parts six days a week on a three shift basis, the petrol and diesel engine assembly shops will work for five days a week.

Almost 55 percent of the machining shop and 15 percent of the diesel assembly facility have been completed. JLR has just begun work on the petrol engine assembly facility, with just 5 percent of the work reported to be complete.

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