Colleagues in Brazil have been celebrating the third anniversary since the Itatiaia plant officially opened in 2016.
To mark the occasion, colleagues and suppliers were treated to a special breakfast and given personalised cards recognising them for all their hard work.
Since the factory went into operation, as Jaguar Land Rover’s first wholly-owned manufacturing site outside of the UK, and the first British car manufacturer to open a plant in Latin America, it has produced more than 12,000 cars.
João Mattosinho, Itatiaia’s Plant Director, said: “The last three years have been extremely challenging. The team never gave up, and by demonstrating the correct mind-set and a high level of commitment, the plant has delivered outstanding performance and quality.
“The secret is the passion and engagement of our people. We believe that we can build a brilliant future for Jaguar Land Rover in Brazil.”
Itatiaia has become the home to local market versions of the original Range Rover Evoque, which ended production in January, and the Land Rover Discovery Sport. Now the Brazilian team is gearing up to start building and delivering the new Discovery Sport in the near future.