JLR to halt production at West Mids factories

Jaguar Land Rover is to halt production at its Solihull and Castle Bromwich plants on certain days.

JLR said that the factories will stop making cars with full- and half-day stoppages planned over coming months after demand for new cars falls.

There will be half-day stoppages on Fridays at Solihull until the end of March, while at Castle Bromwich selected days will see workers told not to turn up for the production line over a four-week period to the end of March.

JLR has described the move as “production balancing” and says that the time not on the factory floor will be used for training staff.

A JLR spokesperson said: “The external environment remains challenging for our industry and the company is taking decisive actions to achieve the necessary operational efficiencies to safeguard long-term success.

“Solihull and Castle Bromwich will make some minor changes to their production schedules to reflect fluctuating demand globally, whilst still meeting customer needs.”

Last month, JLR said 500 jobs would be cut at its Halewood plant.

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