Jaguar Land Rover To Halt Production For A Week After Brexit

Jaguar Land Rover says it will pause production at its British factories for a week in November to mitigate the impact from a possible no-deal Brexit.

Speaking during a recent event at JLR’s engineering and development site in Gaydon, company chief executive Ralf Speth said halting production was a no-brainer, The Guardian reports.

“We cannot think about it, we just have to do it,” he commented. “I need 20 million parts a day and that means I have to make commitments to my suppliers. I have to have every and each part available and I have to have it just in time.”

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Production will be paused at the firm’s Halewood, Castle Bromwich and Solihull factories, as well as its engine facility in Wolverhampton. These plants collectively account for almost a third of all British car production and are responsible for building models including the Land Rover Discovery, Range Rover Evoque, and Jaguar F-Type.

Numerous car manufacturers with production sites in the UK have warned of the impact a no-deal Brexit could have on the industry, particularly the ‘just-in-time’ production schedule the industry adheres to.

Speth has previously spoken about the impact of a no-deal Brexit on Jaguar Land Rover. Current UK prime minister Boris Johnson later dismissed his concerns, claiming that the JLR boss didn’t necessarily know more about the car industry than him.

Jaguar Land Rover’s announcement regarding its halt in production comes shortly after Toyota said it will pause production at its British factory on November 1 and BMW will do the same at its Oxford plant on October 31 and November 1.

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  • Jim Jones ©

    Call me old but I seem to remember the same level of hysteria around Y2K…….clock ticked over nothing happened life went on.

    • McFly

      That’s because people actually prepared for Y2K, and made sure all the systems could handle it.
      In this case, they can’t even define what “it” is.

      But let’s not be impatient. We’re talking about a country that decided to switch to metrics more than 50 years ago, but haven’t even gotten to the road signs. 😉

  • Rats Arse

    Let me see now….

    VW can ship the Polo all the way to Australia and charge less than the 90 hp model costs in the UK….
    Honda can make 1.5 litre 180 hp Civic Hatchbacks in the UK and ship them all the way to North America and sell them for less than the 129hp 1.0 litre 3-cylinder costs in the UK…
    Toyota sells their Corolla Hybrid in North America and Australia for £18k…
    …just to mention a few.

    I don’t give a rat’s arse if the motor manufacturers get screwed by Brexit…!
    They have been screwing the UK consumer for how long now?

    • Joe

      Or, perhaps, those countries have different (i.e. lower) taxes and other such things on new cars than the UK does? The cost of living is higher in the UK than both places you mentioned. Also, I’m not inclined to bother doing research in this case but I’d imagine that the equipment specs of UK cars are different than those of the US and AU cars you mention, and they have different regulations to conform to also.

      It is interesting though that you openly support the manufacturers, a huge employer in the UK, being “screwed by Brexit” – it’s bizarre to want thousands of people to lose their jobs just to make a point.

      • designer_dick

        That’s pretty typical Brexiter sentiment. They don’t care who or what they have to sacrifice, so long as it’s not them personally making the sacrifice, and they get their beloved Brexit delivered on time and in a fashion they deem suitable. The majority of hardcore Brexiters would be more than happy to see the United Kingdom torn asunder by Brexit, so the fact that he’s happy to see car workers put out of a job doesn’t surprise me in the slightest.

  • Rats Arse

    …that’s the 115 hp Polo (forgot to mention)

  • Baeyoung ❂

    “We’re halting production for a week and if it works, we’ll try forever” said by…CEO

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