JLR in Solihull welcomes the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Royal visitors witnessed the £2.5bn investment in the site

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Jaguar Land Rover in Solihull were honoured to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to their manufacturing plant in November. £2.5bn has been invested into the site, which has resulted in the production and employment more than double since 2008.

While on their visit, both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge witnessed the final checks on the Jaguar F-PACE and Range Rover Velar - the latest models to be introduced to the plant. Their tour was rounded off with a look into the future of electric with the Jaguar I-PACE Concept and Range Rover P400, in which both models form part of the company’s commitment to be fully electrified from 2020 onwards.

Duke and Duchess driving Land Rover mountain rescue vehicle

“Showcasing the Solihull manufacturing plant to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was an honour.”

“We are a proud British company with a passionate workforce and it was a privilege for everyone to be part of this very special visit”.

Jaguar Land Rover CEO, Dr Ralf Speth

A new volunteering record was set with an astonishing 10,000 employees and 120,000 hours; workers used their own working hours for these worthwhile causes.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met with some of the lucky employees as they explained the support and skills given to the environmental and educational causes.

Topcliff primary school children were also happy to be involved with jaguar land rover. They informed Kate Middleton about the education programme they were taking part in, which they had to promote and race the fastest car possible, driven by compact compressed air.

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