Marking the latest step in the company’s global expansion strategy, after opening facilities in China and Brazil, the new 300,000m2 plant is capable of building more than 150,000 vehicles per year.
The plant also has a number of cutting-edge technologies including Europe’s first Kuka Pulse carrier system, which improves transfer times by more than 30% over conventional conveyance systems.
The Nitra site has also been future-proofed to allow Jaguar Land Rover to improve process efficiency, delivery and quality through using smart, connected manufacturing technologies, such as shop floor visualisation.
At the opening ceremony, Professor Dr. Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO, said the Slovakia facility marks the latest milestone in the company’s globalisation programme.
“Our plant in Nitra will strengthen our manufacturing operations and complement existing facilities in the UK, China, Brazil, India and Austria,” he adds.
“I am delighted to officially welcome our Slovak team to the Jaguar Land Rover global family.”