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    Jaguar Plant at Coventry Will Close

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    As had been predicted, Ford has announced that car production is to cease at Jaguar's Browns Lane plant in Coventry, England. Some 400 jobs will go as a result of the decision, which will see production of the XJ sedan and XK sports cars move to Jaguar's Castle Bromwich plant, some 16 miles away in the suburbs of Birmingham. The majority of the 2000 manufacturing jobs at Browns Lane will be transferred to Castle Bromwich, but there will be a greater number of redundancies among white-collar workers at Browns Lane, which is Jaguar's administrative headquarters. It has been announced that 750 clerical and management staff will lose out in the move, although Jaguar's headquarters will remain at Browns Lane. The reduction in white collar jobs is made possible by the fact that Premier Automotive Group is consolidating large segments of its back office staff at the Gaydon facility. This former Austin-Rover site now houses Land Rover's R&D facilities, a new Aston Martin factory, and a number of administrative functions for Land Rover and Jaguar. It is likely that some Jaguar employees could be absorbed by the Aston Martin operation at Gaydon, where 300 new jobs have been created following demand for the new DB9.




    Re: Jaguar Plant at Coventry Will Close

    they are also pulling out of formula 1.

    doesnt look good for formula 1 OR jaguar...

    i think F1 can recover by changing rules to let more smaller manufactuers/independants in,

    but i doubt jaguar will recover from this.

     
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