· In 2016, Chery Jaguar Land Rover has managed to localise Jaguar brand in China, ushering in a new stage of dual-brand operation. Locally-produced nameplates are widely recognised by Chinese customers, contributing to half of Jaguar Land Rover’s sales in China.
· Chery Jaguar Land Rover has decided to develop the Phase II Capacity Expansion Project as it continuously to be the leading premium automotive maker in the country.
· After four years of development, Chery Jaguar Land Rover today demonstrates strong comprehensive corporate capabilities, with its employees, business partners and the community benefiting from shared value.
Guangzhou China, 19 Nov. 2016 – Chery Jaguar Land Rover Automotive Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Chery Jaguar Land Rover” or “CJLR”) took the center stage at the 14th China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition with the exciting all-new Jaguar XFL, Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport at Exhibition Hall 4.1, delivering on its firm commitment to bringing Chinese customers products with pure British lineage and world-class quality. At the press conference, Chery Jaguar Land Rover officially announced the Phase II Capacity Expansion Project. With the rapid progress through new products and increased investments, Chery Jaguar Land Rover is continuously to be the leading premium automotive maker inspiring excellence.
Built on Strong Corporate Capabilities, CJLR Made Exceptional Achievements after Four Years’ Development
With the vision of being the leading premium automotive company in China, providing aspirational customer experience, Chery Jaguar Land Rover has achieved extraordinary progress within four years since its inception. Within 18 months since production, it launched three all new nameplates under Jaguar and Land Rover brands at a pace rivaled by no other peers in the car industry. So far, all three nameplates are well received by the market, contributing to half of total sales that Jaguar Land Rover has achieved so far in China in 2016 and fuelling the sustainable sales growth of the Jaguar and Land Rover brands in the Chinese market.
In 2016, CJLR launched its first Jaguar nameplate – the all-new Jaguar XFL. Available at very competitive prices and tailor-made for Chinese consumers, the nameplate becomes a hit in the market, demonstrating the company’s precise market insight and opening a new chapter in dual-brand operation. In addition, the 2016MY Range Rover Evoque and Discovery Sport Special Edition were also launched in succession, offering a new compelling choice with pure British lineage, world-class quality and better value for the consumers who are into this brand.
Behind the success of the products is a company that keeps gaining strength. CJLR boasts highly efficient operation and management, combined with well-established systems in advanced manufacturing, quality management, R&D, procurement, IT and talent. To bring in the brand of Jaguar smoothly, the joint venture built and put into operation the first purpose-built aluminum body shop in China, which is equipped with state-of-the-art, intelligent, environmental-friendly aluminum technology, making it the leading auto company of aluminium body technology in China.
“Built on our great corporate strength, we are fully confident in our future,” said Mr. Murray Dietsch, President of Chery Jaguar Land Rover Automotive Co., Ltd, “We will launch at least one new nameplate every year by 2020 and continue to provide Chinese consumers with superior products and services beyond their expectations.”
Phase II Capacity Expansion Project as Part of CJLR’s Long-term Commitment to China Will Lay Solid Foundation for Future Excellence
With strong confidence in the Chinese market, Chery Jaguar Land Rover will steadily push forward its Phase II Capacity Expansion Project in a bid to better meet the needs of Chinese consumers and deliver on its long-term commitment to the local market. The project, including the construction of the second all-new Trim & Final shop and the expansion of the existing body shop, is established to increase the manufacturer’s annual capacity by 70,000 units, which indicates an over 50% growth.
Intelligent manufacturing plays a crucial role in the sustainable development of Chery Jaguar Land Rover. It can better guarantee our products’ global quality, improve production efficiency, and realise flexible production. Chery Jaguar Land Rover has been one of the first manufactures in China that implemented industrial internet of things during the Phase I development, with integrated IT solutions covering all sides of production such as quality control and logistics. IT systems will continue to become a highlighted part of Phase II Capacity Expansion Project and will effectively serve the needs of operation and management, providing world-leading support for the company’s strategic goals.
“Through our Phase II Capacity Expansion Project, Chery Jaguar Land Rover brings new energy-saving materials, and fuel efficient technologies to China,” said Mr. Chris Chen, Deputy President of Chery Jaguar Land Rover Automotive Co., Ltd, “This can not only drive technology development at CJLR and enhance our intelligent manufacturing, but also contribute to the upgrading of China’s auto industry.”
Share Value with Partners to Fulfill Ambition for the Future
Chery Jaguar Land Rover has always been sharing value with employees, business partners and the community since its establishment four years ago. So far CJLR has delivered over 4,000 management and technical talents to the Chinese premium auto industry. With the implementation of the Phase II Capacity Expansion Project, the company will create a further 2,000 jobs, demonstrating the company’s adherence to people oriented.
As a responsible corporate citizen, CJLR actively embraces green manufacturing and showcases its earnest commitments to the society with actions by adopting advanced technology and equipment for energy conservation, environment protection and sustainable development.
In 2016, CJLR has garnered remarkable results in product power, dual brand operation, corporate systems building and market development, laying a solid foundation for its long-term ambitions. Going forward, it will continue to provide Chinese consumers with best products and services with pure British lineage and world-class quality. With the progress in new initiatives and new products as well as the value shared with employees, business partners and the community, CJLR is celebrating a new chapter in excellence in Chinese premium car market.