Jaguar Land Rover to partly resume production in Europe from May 18
Jaguar Land Rover, the premium arm of Tata Motors, has announced that the company will gradually resume production at its plants in Solihull, UK, Slovakia and Austria from May 18.
The company's joint venture plant in Changshu, China has been functional since mid-February. The company has also seen sales in China recover with consumers returning to its showrooms. As for its other facilities in the US and India, the company will reopen them once social distancing norms are relaxed in those countries.
Jaguar Land Rover says that they are a developing a robust protocol and guidelines to support a safe return to work. They will adopt strict social distancing measures across business and are currently evaluating a number of different measures to ensure we protect and reassure our workforce when they begin to return to work. The company continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and follow the guidance of all relevant authorities in the markets in which we operate.
The company has also played an active role in helping essential workers combat the virus in the UK and other countries. It has provided 160 of its vehicles to emergency response organisations worldwide in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The firm has loaned 57 vehicles, including 27 examples of the new Land Rover Defender, to the British Red Cross to deliver medicine and food to vulnerable people across the UK given the social distancing that is in place.
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