For the first time in Halewood’s 50 year history, Jaguar Land Rover’s 4,500-strong Halewood workforce will now work around the clock to meet strong global demand for the Range Rover Evoque. Since its launch in July 2011, the Range Rover Evoque has been sold 88,000 times in more than 170 markets.
In March this year, Jaguar Land Rover announced that Halewood would move to 24 hour production, and launched a recruitment campaign to hire 1,000 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, which began at 21.30 this evening.
Moving production to three shifts and working 24 hours a day will allow JLR to reduce the time a customer has to wait for their new Range Rover Evoque.