In June, Jaguar Land Rover employees in Slovakia joined forces with the Pontis Foundation to support two community projects in Nitra as part of the ‘Our City’ initiative.
The team of 14 employees celebrated ‘National Volunteering Day’ by regenerating parts of the children’s playground at Klokočina and decorating the school grounds at St. Gorazd School of Primary Education in Nitra. These initiatives will leave a long-lasting contribution to the local area, with the community able to enjoy the revitalised updated surroundings.
Alexander Wortberg, Operations Director, Nitra, said: “ Jaguar Land Rover works closely with the communities close to its manufacturing plants around the world and we want to do the same here in Nitra as our progress our plans for a new plant. Volunteering programes such as the Our City are just one example of how we plan to do this and we are delighted to join forces with the Pontis Foundation for the second year.”
Martin Krncok, Jaguar Land Rover Lead Product Coach “I live near to the childen’s playground in Klokočina and I am so proud that Jaguar Land Rover has supported this project, I look forward to bringing my son and enjoying the revitalised playground very soon.”
Jaguar Land Rover works closely with local communities near to its manufacturing facilities globally; helping to advance knowledge and improve lives. Jaguar Land Rover encourages its employees to join volunteering projects to support the community and also to develop skills outside of their normal roles.
In 2016, a record breaking 25% of its global workforce took part in volunteering initiatives that totaled over 100,000 hours , to support team education visits and community projects focusing on regeneration, the environment, education, support for young people and charity work.
Since Jaguar Land Rover confirmed its plans to open a world-class manufacturing facility in Nitra, almost 50,000 people have registered their interest in working at the new plant, which will eventually employ around 2,800 employees.
The all-new Land Rover Discovery will be the first vehicle to be built at the plant in Slovakia. This will be in addition to production at the company’s plant in Solihull, UK which is operating at full capacity across three shifts, with 24 hour production to support global demand for Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and the recently launched Jaguar F-PACE.
Jaguar Land Rover continues to lead the automotive industry in the development of advanced lightweight technologies. The new 300,000m² factory will be at the forefront of aluminium manufacturing and engineering expertise in Slovakia. The plant will have an annual capacity of 150,000 vehicles and the first cars are expected to come off the production line in late 2018.
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