Jaguar Land Rover is investing more than £450 million in Castle Bromwich - including the most significant boost to the plant in a generation.
JLR is spending £450 million to turn Castle Bromwich into a world-class hub for aluminium cars, building the next generation XF.
Jaguar Land Rover adviser Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya said the investment - the largest Castle Bromwich had ever seen - showed the depth of commitment the manufacturer had to the region.
Post columnist Lord Bhattacharyya said: “This shows Jaguar Land Rover’s faith in the West Midlands. What better way to demonstrate it than this?”
He added: “They are spending £450 million at Castle Bromwich to produce the next generation Jaguar XF aluminium car.
“It is massive investment - new equipment, new technology, everything. The XF is a small, aluminium car, so it needs all new technology.”
The investment in Castle Bromwich is part of a major push on the Big Cat marque with JLR also putting £400 million into a research and development centre in Coventry.
The massive spending comes after a period of unrest between JLR and unions following a fallout over a pay claim which was recently agreed.
It also comes against the backdrop of JLR plans to build a new plant, with the Post previously stating that Austria and Turkey were being considered, along with the US.
A senior JLR source told the Post the latest investment showed the company had moved on.
He said: “After all the problems there have been in England, they have still decided to invest in Castle Bromwich.
“They have decided to get on with it and invest hundreds of millions of pounds.”