JLR on 3 day week

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saaby93

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24,893 posts

116 months

Monday 17th September 2018
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45550025
Which cars are made in Castle Bromwich?

CarAbuser

470 posts

62 months

Monday 17th September 2018
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The brexit scapegoat is getting old. The reason sales for JLR are falling are due to the growing perception of poor reliability and build quality among customers.

snake_oil

1,108 posts

13 months

Monday 17th September 2018
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saaby93 said:
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45550025
Which cars are made in Castle Bromwich?
Wiki:

Products Made

The facility currently handles body stamping operations, body assembly, paint and trim, and final assembly for all Jaguar saloon and sports cars. Over 3000 workers currently work at the site producing thousands of cars for the UK and export markets.

Jaguar XE
Jaguar XF
Jaguar XJ
Jaguar F-Type

Digga

26,056 posts

221 months

Monday 17th September 2018
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saaby93 said:
Which cars are made in Castle Bromwich?
Jaguar saloons and coupes.

They've been late to the partial switch from diesel to petrol and are behind the general curve for PHEV cars. Plus they have a very limited product offering - the XE has no estate version being just one example.

MaxSo

963 posts

33 months

Monday 17th September 2018
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Made up 3 day week.
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ToothbrushMan

1,529 posts

63 months

Monday 17th September 2018
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they started spewing out cars too fast. i'm all for growth but it was never sustainable.

and if youre on a 3 day week whats the vibe pay wise - only 3 days pay?

eltax91

7,879 posts

144 months

Monday 17th September 2018
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ToothbrushMan said:
they started spewing out cars too fast. i'm all for growth but it was never sustainable.

and if youre on a 3 day week whats the vibe pay wise - only 3 days pay?
Says full pay in the article. Guess theres some serious savings to be made not running the plant 2 days a week

Jag_NE

1,480 posts

38 months

Monday 17th September 2018
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The models which that plant produced are starting to get a bit long in the tooth now, XE, XF and F-Type. They will have had a major run over the last few years but I could expect the order book to cool down with new 5er, E-Class and now A6 since these were launched. The horrendous quality and agricultural diesels wont be helping matters either. To be fair to Jag, saloons are falling in popularity and the XE and XF are (I presume) this plants bread and butter.

w8pmc

2,946 posts

176 months

Monday 17th September 2018
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Given the pi$$ poor quality of the products JLR produce, i'm surprised they were not already working on a 3 day week & probably only 1/2 days for those 3.

Ninja59

1,988 posts

50 months

Monday 17th September 2018
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It is weird, I barely see any new XF's on the road, I must have seen only a few in years. The old XF on the other hand....it just seemed to grab peoples attention something far from doing it the 2nd generation has.

The XE well I looked at one and walked away in under 5 minutes. That killed that stone dead.

Flipside not building an SUV there is killing it as well. They are only building models which are not as in demand.


Dakkon

7,584 posts

191 months

Monday 17th September 2018
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Lets put it this way, based on a friends experience, an Evoque using a litre of oil per 1000 miles is not considered a warranty claim....

AlexS

1,298 posts

170 months

Monday 17th September 2018
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Digga said:
saaby93 said:
Which cars are made in Castle Bromwich?
Jaguar saloons and coupes.

They've been late to the partial switch from diesel to petrol and are behind the general curve for PHEV cars. Plus they have a very limited product offering - the XE has no estate version being just one example.
They have the E-Pace though and the market is moving from estates to SUVs.

The I-Pace is well ahead of their competition as well.

Wooda80

835 posts

13 months

Monday 17th September 2018
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AlexS said:
They have the E-Pace though and the market is moving from estates to SUVs.

The I-Pace is well ahead of their competition as well.
E-Pace and I-Pace both built in Graz, Austria
There is a new Land Rover plant in Slovakia, as well as others around the world serving local markets.
Castle Bromwich is on a 3 day week.

Deduce from those statements what you will....

luckystrike

518 posts

119 months

Monday 17th September 2018
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AlexS said:
They have the E-Pace though and the market is moving from estates to SUVs.

The I-Pace is well ahead of their competition as well.
Neither of those are built in CB, or indeed the UK.

sheepman

204 posts

98 months

Monday 17th September 2018
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AlexS said:
They have the E-Pace though and the market is moving from estates to SUVs.

The I-Pace is well ahead of their competition as well.
none of those are built at Castle Brom though. The F pace is built at solihull on the same line as the range rover Velar and RRS and the E pace is built in partnership with somebody in Austria.

I have no Idea where the I-pace is getting built but doubt it will be a UK plant.

saaby93

Original Poster:

24,893 posts

116 months

Monday 17th September 2018
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Wooda80 said:
AlexS said:
They have the E-Pace though and the market is moving from estates to SUVs.

The I-Pace is well ahead of their competition as well.
E-Pace and I-Pace both built in Graz, Austria
There is a new Land Rover plant in Slovakia, as well as others around the world serving local markets.
Castle Bromwich is on a 3 day week.

Deduce from those statements what you will....
Any idea why they chose to use magna steyr? When CB has capacity?
https://www.jaguarlandrover.com/news/2017/07/jagua...

Ares

7,683 posts

58 months

Monday 17th September 2018
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CarAbuser said:
The brexit scapegoat is getting old. The reason sales for JLR are falling are due to the growing perception of poor reliability and build quality among customers.
And a st choice of average cars.

DanielSan

13,687 posts

105 months

Monday 17th September 2018
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I wonder why it’s news when JLR do it yet JCB have done this a few times over the last few years and yet it gets nowhere near the press.

Krikkit

14,123 posts

119 months

Monday 17th September 2018
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Dakkon said:
Lets put it this way, based on a friends experience, an Evoque using a litre of oil per 1000 miles is not considered a warranty claim....
No different to Audi/VW/Skoda then...

grumpynuts

812 posts

98 months

Monday 17th September 2018
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A lot of it down to their reliance on diesel engines in their cars. The diesel new car market is down over 30% year to date and JLR sales are worse than that. They are making cars no one wants to buy at the moment basically.