Jaguar Land Rovers 4500 strong Halewood workforce will now work around the clock to meet strong global demand for the Range Rover Evoque. Approximately 88,000 vehicles have been sold since its launch in July 2011.
Jaguar Land Rover announced in March that Halewood would move to 24 hour production, and launched a recruitment campaign to hire 1000 new production operators, supervisors and engineers. These new recruits will manufacture both the Range Rover Evoque and updated Land Rover Freelander 2 models across three shifts, including a new night shift.
Halewood Operations Director, Richard Else, said “our new recruits have worked hard during their assessments and extensive induction training.
Many have also worked a number of trial night shifts during July, to ensure we get off to a great start. I am delighted to welcome our new colleagues as they come on-board to help us meet customer demand for the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Freelander. Moving production to three shifts and working 24 hours a day will allow us to significantly reduce the time a customer has to wait for their new Range Rover Evoque.”
The new Range Rover Evoque is currently available on finance from just £399 per month. The Evoque award winning design is matched by its class-leading performance with dynamic and agile handling across all terrains plus innovative Range Rover technologies, including Terrain Response, dual-view touch screen, surround camera system and an array of personalisation options to suit customer needs.
By Geraldine Ashton Green
Tue, 21 Aug 2012