Jaguar Land Rover announces Technical Engineering Office in Hungary

Jaguar Land Rover announces Technical Engineering Office in Hungary

Jaguar Land Rover announces Technical Engineering Office in Hungary

Jaguar Land Rover opens its new technical engineering office in Budapest to support the company's European supply chain management. The 100 new jobs will complement corporate, R&D, engineering and manufacturing functions headquartered in the UK. JLR chose Hungary because of the close proximity to many key automotive suppliers and the decades-strong track record of automotive engineering talent.

Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands

Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands

Jaguar Land Rover confirms plans to create a technical engineering centre in Hungary. The facility will open in early 2019. Engineers in the Budapest office will work alongside Jaguar Land Rover's supply chain located in Europe to support the launch of vehicles into the company's global manufacturing locations. The centre in Budapest joins Jaguar Land Rover's engineering network in the UK, Republic of Ireland, China and North America.

Nick Rogers, Executive Director of Product Engineering, said:

Hungary has a strong track record in automotive engineering. We have chosen it as the location for a new engineering base to enable close collaboration with our suppliers located in Central and Eastern Europe. The team in Budapest will complement the suppliers and supplier technical assistance that we already partner with in the region, as well as our teams in the UK.

Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary added:

Today's announcement by Jaguar Land Rover marks a new chapter in the Hungarian automotive industry as we welcome a new premium OEM to our country. The decision of the UK's largest automotive manufacturer to open a technical engineering office in Budapest reaffirms our foreign direct investment strategy and in particular our specific focus on high quality automotive-related growth.