RE: More Jags at Browns Lane

RE: More Jags at Browns Lane

Wednesday 4th February 2004

More Jags at Browns Lane

X150 will be built in Coventry


Unions today welcomed the decision by Jaguar to build their new luxury model, the X150, at Browns Lane in Coventry. John Greenwell, CEO and Chairman of Jaguar and Landrover, told union representatives today that the decision had been taken after the success of the launch of the XJ Saloon, the continued high quality of XJ and XK and the continued commitment of the Browns Lane workforce to the Jaguar brand.

Duncan Simpson, Amicus National Officer for the car industry, said: "There will be celebrating at Brown's Lane tonight. The decision is excellent news, the workforce has been operating under a cloud for too long and we hope this is the start of continued investment and new models to secure the future for the site ."

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synchrobox

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11 posts

230 months

Wednesday 4th February 2004
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So what do you reckon, Ford will go and shut down Solihull instead and move the all new Disco and baby Range Rover to one of the other Jag plants ? The unions decision to call another 1 day stoppage at Solihull probably will help decision. But then having the X150 (or new XK) with the same aluminium body technology as XJ in the same place does makes sense as well.

V12Bob

646 posts

215 months

Thursday 5th February 2004
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Jaguars Heritage is at Browns Lane, we have allready lost enough of our Motoring History and Heritage.
Proper Jaguars should allways be built in Coventry!
Stuff the Onions

Podie

46,332 posts

242 months

Thursday 5th February 2004
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synchrobox said:
So what do you reckon, Ford will go and shut down Solihull instead and move the all new Disco and baby Range Rover to one of the other Jag plants ? The unions decision to call another 1 day stoppage at Solihull probably will help decision. But then having the X150 (or new XK) with the same aluminium body technology as XJ in the same place does makes sense as well.


The people in Solihull are certainly not helping their case, are they..?

GavinPearson

5,712 posts

218 months

Saturday 7th February 2004
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Fantastic decision. Quality at Browns Lane is superb and the factory is incredibly clean inside. Workforce are First Class. I recommend that you take a tour there - you will be very impressed.

Land Rover Solihull is sealing it's own fate by not adopting the practices Browns Lane put into place. Browns Lane workers can't eat or smoke on the line, won't lean on the cars and generally treat the cars with the same sort of love that an enthusiast would.

thepeoplespal

1,457 posts

244 months

Sunday 8th February 2004
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GavinPearson said:
Fantastic decision. Quality at Browns Lane is superb and the factory is incredibly clean inside. Workforce are First Class. I recommend that you take a tour there - you will be very impressed.

Land Rover Solihull is sealing it's own fate by not adopting the practices Browns Lane put into place. Browns Lane workers can't eat or smoke on the line, won't lean on the cars and generally treat the cars with the same sort of love that an enthusiast would.


If workers at Land Rover Solihull had as good a reputation for build quality and customer satisfaction as Jaguar I could see their point in striking for equality of pay and conditions. So far Land Rover don't hold a candle to Jaguar.

I think the strikers are on a hiding to nothing myself.