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Jaguar Land Rover running out of parts amid coronavirus crisis

Jaguar Land Rover running out of parts amid coronavirus crisis

Business
The boss of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has warned UK production risks being damaged from next month because of supply chain difficulties in coronavirus-hit China.Sir Ralf Speth said the company had enough parts to complete the manufacturing processes at its UK sites this week and next but warned of shortfalls from March should delays to deliveries persist. He added: "We have flown parts in suitcases from China to the UK."China's efforts to combat COVID-19 - the medical name for the coronavirus strain - have resulted in factory shutdowns and movement restrictions in the world's second-largest economy.That has hit exports of goods to customers globally with Apple among a growing number of companies to acknowledge damage this week. ...
Jaguar Land Rover to cut output at two UK factories

Jaguar Land Rover to cut output at two UK factories

Business
Jaguar Land Rover is to cut production at two of its UK factories as the firm seeks to slash costs in response to falling demand.Britain's biggest carmaker posted a 2.3% fall in retail sales in the three months to the end of December and is looking to realise billions of pounds worth of savings in the face of the reduced call for diesel on the European market and a tough trading environment in China. The firm will halt production on selected days over a four-week period from late February at its Castle Bromwich factory in the West Midlands and stop production on some half or full days at its nearby Solihull facility until the end of March. Image: The company said the trading environment 'remains challenging' for the industry The comp...
Jaguar Land Rover unveils plans to build electric cars in UK

Jaguar Land Rover unveils plans to build electric cars in UK

Business
By John-Paul Ford Rojas & James Sillars, business reporters Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to build new electric vehicle models at its Castle Bromwich plant, a decision it says safeguards thousands of jobs at the site and in the supply chain.Britain's biggest carmaker said it had forced itself into the decision despite continued Brexit uncertainty but signalled future investment in its home market was not guaranteed as it needed to see the "right deal". The company said the first electric vehicle to be produced at the Birmingham factory would be Jaguar's flagship saloon, the XJ. Image: The Jaguar I-PACE is made in Austria It will be seen as a boost for the British car industry after JLR...
Wildlife World Zoo: Jaguar attacks selfie-taker

Wildlife World Zoo: Jaguar attacks selfie-taker

Science
A woman who stepped over a barrier to take a selfie at a zoo in Arizona, US, has been attacked by a jaguar.It happened on Saturday and the woman's injuries were not life-threatening.When she crossed the barrier and approached the enclosure to photograph herself with the jaguar, it swiped out through the fencing, leaving deep gashes on her arms.Wildlife World Zoo director Mickey Ollson said there was "no way to fix people crossing barriers"."They're there for a good reason," he said.He said the same animal had previously attacked someone else who crossed the barrier, but not as seriously. He confirmed that Saturday's incident was the result of "human error" and the animal would not be euthanised. ...
Jaguar Land Rover to 'cut thousands of jobs'

Jaguar Land Rover to 'cut thousands of jobs'

Business
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is expected to announce plans to cut thousands of jobs as part of £2.5bn plan to reverse losses. The British company, which employs 44,000 in the UK and cut 1,000 temporary contract workers at its plant in Solihull last year, has been hit by poor sales in China and a drop in demand for diesel cars.JLR posted a £90m loss in October and announced plans to save £2.5bn, including £1bn of costs cuts.At the time, it did not say how many jobs would be lost, although the Financial Times reported in December up to 5,000 jobs could go.JLR, owned by India's Tata Motors, operates factories in Halewood, Solihull, Castle Bromwich and Wolverhampton.In its biggest market, China, the car industry recorded its first slump in sales in more tha...