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Savery Hydraulics to supply JLR’s new ring main system

Savery Hydraulics has been awarded with the contract to design and manufacture a brand new ring main system for Jaguar Land Rover.    The new system will provide Jaguar Land Rover with core hydraulic power for operations of standard test rigs up to full vehicle road simulations. Coventry-based Savery Hydraulics designed and manufactured Jaguar Land Rover’s previous ring […]

Berck awarded £1m JLR contract

Berck, manufacturers of metal pressings and metal and plastic subassemblies, have won a £1m contract with Jaguar Land Rover. The new contract will see West Bromwich-based Berck making cable harness assemblies, battery terminal contacts and cable management solutions to eliminate the over-heating of wires in the engine. The extra work has enabled the firm to […]

JLR set to begin Jaguar XF saloon production in India

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is commencing production of the Jaguar XF saloon at its facility in Pune, India, from components supplied from the company’s Castle Bromwich plant in Birmingham, UK. The initial Pune-built Jaguar XF models will feature the company’s 2.2-litre diesel engine. The Jaguars will be built alongside the Land Rover Freelander 2 vehicles, […]

JLR to create more than 1,100 new jobs at Castle Bromwich

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is to expand its workforce at its advanced manufacturing facility in Castle Bromwich to support the launch of new Jaguar models. According to JLR, more than 1,100 new jobs are being created, and a recruitment campaign for production operators is being launched today. Dr Ralf Speth, chief executive officer at JLR, […]

Evoque demand prompts JLR to increase UK supplier spend

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is to spend an additional £1bn with UK suppliers over the next four years amid continued global demand for the Range Rover Evoque. JLR has increased the value of UK supply contracts by £1bn, in addition to the £2bn supply contracts it awarded to more than 40 UK suppliers in March […]

Predictive touch keeps eyes on the road and fingers off screens

Motorists will soon be able to adjust temperature or entertainment settings with ‘predictive touch’, a contactless touchscreen system that improves driver safety and could reduce the spread of viruses. Developed by Jaguar Land Rover and Cambridge University, the patented predictive touch technology is said to use artificial intelligence and sensors to predict a user’s intended […]

Cranfield study recommends automotive firms switch from aluminium to zinc alloys

In recent years aluminium alloys have been favoured by the automotive manufacturing industry for their lightweight properties and lower cost.   However, a new study carried out by researchers at Cranfield University suggests that the use of zinc alloys rather than aluminium could greatly enhance the longevity and sustainability of automotive components. The study conducted by a team at […]

Expert Q&A: Engineering a response to COVID-19

Three of the UK’s leading manufacturers – Jaguar Land Rover, Renishaw and Protolabs –  discuss the role that they have played in the engineering response to the COVID-19 crisis.  One of the few positive stories to emerge from the current crisis is the way in which engineering organisations of varying sizes and from a host […]

Powering up a British battery boom

With electric vehicle (EV) and battery makers increasingly keen to co-locate production, the future of the UK automotive industry hinges on our ability to scale up production capacity with a new generation of gigafactories. Jon Excell reports In the desert just outside of Reno, Nevada, stands a building that, seen from above, dominates the otherwise […]