As demand for the Range Rover Evoque continues around the world, employees at JLR’s Halewood manufacturing plant are celebrating the first year of production?
Early success for the Evoque had a significant positive impact on the Halewood facility; in anticipation of the launch in 2011, the workforce was increased to more than 3000. In March this year, JLR announced it would recruit a further 1000 employees to help deliver the increased volume of both Evoque and Land Rover Freelander 2. The latter is also manufactured at Halewood.
Halewood Operations Director Richard Else, said, 'The Evoque is an incredibly exciting vehicle that continues to turn heads. Sales of the Evoque remain strong across all markets and here at the plant we are working hard to meet this demand.'
The Evoque is designed, engineered and manufactured in the UK with more than 75 per cent of production exported to more than 170 global markets - generating an estimated £2 billion in annual export value for the UK.?