Solihull, England – Land Rover is creating 275 new jobs at its manufacturing plant in Solihull, England to support an increased demand for its products, following the seventh consecutive month of improved sales in the U.K.
In March, the company recorded its highest monthly figures ever in its 62-year history.
“These additional positions are excellent news for the manufacturing industry in the Midlands,” said Phil Popham, managing director. “It comes as a result of a phenomenal response received from customers and the media to the award-winning 2010 model-year range, giving Land Rover an incredible start to the year.”
More than 5,000 people work at the Solihull plant, and the extra positions are required to start immediately to boost the build rate in light of the increased demand for the 2010 model year range. The plant builds the Defender, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and the Discovery 4, sold in Canada as the LR4.