Jaguar Land Rover confirmed its plans to create a technical engineering office in Hungary, opening in early 2019. Engineers in Budapest will work alongside Jaguar Land Rover’s supply chain located in Europe to support the launch of vehicles into the company’s global manufacturing locations.
“Hungary has a strong track record in automotive engineering. We have chosen it as the location for a new engineering office to enable close collaboration with our suppliers located in central and Eastern Europe. The team in Budapest will complement the suppliers and supplier technical assistance that we already partner with in the region, as well as our teams in the UK,” said Nick Rogers, Executive Director of Product Engineering.
The office in Budapest joins Jaguar Land Rover’s engineering network in the UK, Republic of Ireland, China and North America.
“Today’s announcement by Jaguar Land Rover marks a new chapter in the Hungarian automotive industry as we welcome a new premium OEM to our country. The decision of the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer to open a technical engineering office in Budapest reaffirms our foreign direct investment strategy and in particular our specific focus on high quality automotive-related growth,” said Peter Szijjarto, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Government of Hungary.