Thursday 19th Sep 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

JLR plans huge parts distribution centre near Tamworth

Jaguar Land Rover is planning to create a new global aftermarket parts distribution centre on a 2.94 million sq ft campus at junction 11 of the M42 at Appleby Magna between Tamworth and Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

The site would supply 80 markets worldwide and meet Jaguar Land Rover’s long term business needs for parts distribution throughout the UK and Western Hemisphere.

JLR is working with IM Properties on the scheme. Planning proposals have been submitted to North West Leicestershire District Council for five units, designed to consolidate existing facilities and improve efficiency for the flow of parts.

The application is to be considered by the council’s planning committee on September 3. It is anticipated that the development of the site of would start Q2, 2020, with the first unit completing May 2021. Jaguar Land Rover would begin transferring operations to the new facility in early 2022 with full completion by early 2023.

Kevin Ashfield, UK development director at IMP said: “There are very few sites in the UK which could deliver this scale of development in the right location for Jaguar Land Rover.

“We believe the proposed planning application puts forward a high-quality, sustainable scheme will have huge economic benefits for the local area and retain an important element of the Jaguar Land Rover business in the region.”

IMP acquired the land at Appleby Magna in 2016 and identified the opportunity to bring forward the 238-acre site as part of its long-term strategy for delivering high quality, large scale employment parks, attractive to major national and international companies.