JLR has won the crown of Britain’s biggest carmaker for the first time in its history, reaching record sales for 2015 and surpassing long-term title-holder Nissan, who had been the biggest car manufacturer in Britain since 1999. This highlights the brand’s success in recent years, going from strength to strength, with sales increasing by 9% year on year.
The year of 2015 saw JLR produce nearly 490,000 cars, highlighting the West Midlands-based company’s rise from the ashes since its near-collapse in 2009, following the financial crisis. The Tata takeover meant the investment of £11bn into research and development, which has led to many new vehicle launches and the creation of more state-of-the-art technology, helping the luxury automaker to remarkably pull itself back and propel itself further forward than ever before.
JLR now employs 35,000 people in the UK, twice the number it did so just five years ago, and produced its 489,923 cars last year at three plants: Halewood in Merseyside, plus Castle Bromwich and Solihull in the West Midlands. To compare, just 158,000 cars were produced in 2009.
This 2015 figure takes JLR ahead of Nissan, MINI and Toyota, who together have helped Britain to reach the highest number of cars manufactured in over a decade last year.
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