Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), a part of Tata Motors, on Tuesday announced its plans to increase investment in a new engine manufacturing centre to more than 500 million pounds.
A statement from JLR said that in addition, it would invest 2.75 billion pounds in product creation to support its plans to introduce eight new or refreshed products during the year.
The hike in investment would almost double the number of skilled engineering and manufacturing jobs at the U.K. plant, taking the total number of people who would be employed to almost 1,400, JLR said.
The new facility would open later this year with the first engines coming off the production line in 2015, the JLR statement said.
The product development includes the Jaguar F-Type and the introduction of the world’s first nine-speed gearbox in its Land Rover line-up.