In a discussion with the Brits at Autocar, managing director John Edwards has explained that the Special Vehicle Operations division wants to boost annual production volume by up to 50% from the current level, which is 3,500 units a year. The minimum increase in production intended by the SVO division is 40%, so they have big plans shortly.
Jaguar Land Rover’s latest facility sits on an area of 20,000 square meters, and has over 200 employees. By the end of 2016, another 250 experts will be employed by the SVO division. Jaguar and Land Rover focused on hiring skilled and talented employees for this technical center, which is expected to produce cars with outstanding quality and craftsmanship.
Jaguar Land Rover’s business plans also target classic models, which will receive a new business division. Located next to the new Special Vehicle Operations facility, the Classic division of Jaguar and Land Rover is expected to cater to the needs of customers that own classic models, like the Jaguar E-Type, as well as old Range Rover and Land Rover SUVs.
The British company, now owned by Tata Motors, has invested 7.5 million pounds in the facility. Thanks to the new customization business, Jaguar Land Rover will succeed to increase its profit once it gets both divisions operating at full capacity.