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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Jaguar Land Rover takes two Manufacturer of the Year titles in less than one week, well done to all concerned.

  • Jaguar Land Rover’s Halewood plant helps the company to two ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ titles in one week
  • Latest accolades see Halewood’s award tally hit 13 in 5 years making it Jaguar Land Rover’s most awarded plant
Jaguar Land Rover’s Halewood plant is today celebrating after helping the UK's largest car producer, claim two ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ titles in less than a week. 
On Friday 17 June, Jaguar Land Rover was named as Britain's Manufacturer of the Year at the Made in the UK Awards and last Thursday night the company, represented by the Halewood plant, took the Manufacturer of the Year title at The Echo Regional Business Awards. 

This latest award success sees the Merseyside based plants award tally rise to 13 since 2011.
Richard Else, Jaguar Land Rover, Operations Director - Halewood, said: “I am delighted that Halewood has been recognised for the role it has played in helping Jaguar Land Rover to become the UK’s largest vehicle manufacturer. 
It’s been an incredible few years for the plant since the introduction of the Range Rover Evoque in 2011. Production is at record levels as we continue to build cars on three shift 24 hour production to meet global demand. 
“External recognition of the contribution we are making to the business and the UK economy is always heartening and is in no small part thanks to our passionate and committed team”.
One of Jaguar Land Rover’s three UK based vehicle manufacturing plants, Halewood Operations, is now in its 53rd year as an automotive manufacturing facility and has witnessed a dramatic transformation since it secured production of the Range Rover Evoque in 2011. 
Since that time production and headcount has trebled as Jaguar Land Rover invested more than £600mn to support the introduction of new models, including the Land Rover Discovery Sport and most recently the Evoque Convertible.
These awards follow hot on the heels of the company’s Engine Manufacturing Centre (EMC) receiving its first award win when it was crowned ‘The Manufacturing Champion’ at the Express and Star Business Awards earlier this month. Commended for its “world class innovation, first class sales performance and a huge awareness of environmental responsibility” the EMC represents a £1bn investment in the largest new manufacturing plant to be built in the UK in a decade.
Halewood Operations Awards 2011 – 2016
2011Knowsley Business of the YearKnowsley Council Business & Regeneration Awards 2011
2012Judges Choice Award for BusinessKnowsley Council Business & Regeneration Awards 2012
2013Export Business of the YearThe Liverpool Post Regional Business Awards 2013
2013North West Manufacturer of the YearTheBusinessDesk North West Business Masters 2013
2013Liverpool CR Apprentice Employer of the YearLiverpool City Region Apprenticeship Awards 2013
2013Outstanding Contribution to North West ManufacturingInsider Made in the North West Awards 2013
2014Apprentice Scheme AwardInsider Made in the North West Awards 2014
2015Business of the YearLiverpool Echo Regional Business Awards 2015
2015Outstanding Contribution to ManufacturingInsider Made in the North West Awards 2015
2015Business of the YearKnowsley Business & Regeneration Awards 2015
2016Manufacturer of the Year (NW)Insider Made in the North West Awards 2016
2016Manufacturer of the Year (UK)Insider Made in the UK Awards 2016
2016Manufacturer of the YearLiverpool Echo Regional Business Awards 2016
Halewood – Facts & Figures
  • Halewood Operations manufactures the multi award winning Range Rover Evoque and the Land Rover Discovery Sport, the most versatile premium compact SUV.
  • The plant is operating at full capacity, 24 hours-a-day.
  • Jaguar Land Rover invested more than £600 million in Halewood between 2011 and 2015
  • Jaguar Land Rover has also invested more than £5 billion in UK supply contracts linked with Evoque and Discovery Sport production.
  • Over 2200 Halewood employees have completed Apprenticeships in the past two years.