Unipart wins three-year JLR battery assembly centre contract

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Unipart Logistics has won a three-year contract to service the new Jaguar Land Rover battery assembly centre in the West Midlands.

More than 100 Unipart employees will provide production logistics at the site in Hams Hall, which will provide electric vehicle batteries for Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull and Castle Bromwich manufacturing plants, in line with a just-in-time production schedule.

John Neill, Unipart group chairman and chief executive, said: ‘The future of the automotive industry is in electric vehicles, and this contract with Jaguar Land Rover sees Unipart playing a key role at the heart of Jaguar Land Rover’s plans for electrification.

‘Unipart is uniquely placed to make a positive influence on the UK automotive industry’s electrification which is set for terrific growth. Hyperbat, our joint venture with Williams Advanced Engineering, is at the forefront of manufacturing batteries for high-performance electric vehicles. Our lean practitioners are already working with automotive manufacturers looking to bring electric vehicle production into their supply chain successfully, and we can continue to bring added value through our expertise in both in-production and aftermarket logistics.’

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