Tata-owned Jaguar to create 800 new UK jobs on China sales surge

Last Updated: Mon, Jan 14, 2013 05:30 hrs

Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover is to create 800 new jobs in the UK after record global sales, driven by a surge in the Chinese market.

The Indian-owned luxury car maker said the jobs, at its Solihull plant in the West Midlands, would support the introduction of new models this year.

According to the Daily Mirror, Jaguar Land Rover said over 200 of the new West Midlands roles would be supported by the Government's regional growth fund, which recently award the business 80 million pounds.

The firm said global sales had leapt 30 percent in 2012, when it sold 357,773 vehicles and added China was now its biggest market, with a 70 percent rise.

According to the paper, the firm has taken on 8,000 people in the last two years and employs 25,000 people around the world. (ANI)

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