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JLR marks Halewood factory anniversary

While Land Rover’s 75th birthday went without fanfare by the car maker, it did mark the 60th anniversary of vehicle manufacturing at the Halewood site. On 21 September, HRH the Princess Royal visited the Merseyside facility for a special diamond anniversary tour to celebrate 60 years of manufacturing since the first vehicle was produced at in 1963.

Her Royal Highness was given exclusive insight into electrification plans and works underway at the facility. Local charity, The Inclusive Hub, was also invited to the royal occasion after being selected by employees for a vehicle donation as part of an internal recognition scheme, which was presented by the Princess Royal herself. The donation was in recognition of The Inclusive Hub’s amazing work in the local community to empower people of all ages and abilities through exercise and education.

Trevor Leeks, JLR Halewood operations director, said: “While Halewood’s history began under different ownership, many of our wonderful people have long connections through that era into today’s stewardship under JLR. We look forward to an exciting new chapter as the plant progresses at pace to an all-electric future building the next generation of vehicles as we deliver our Reimagine strategy and our ambition to be the world’s leading modern luxury car manufacturer.”

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