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Jaguar Land Rover owner invests in UK research and development

Tata Motors, Jaguar Land Rover’s parent company, is investing £30 million in a collaborative National Automotive Innovation Campus (NAIC) at the University of Warwick to help research and develop new technology and models.

The new facility will cost £100m in total and is due to open in 2016 with 1,000 engineers and scientists employed.
Warwick Manufacturer Group and the Government’s Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) will also be investing in the project.

Construction of the NAIC is scheduled to begin in September 2014 and will feature engineering workshops, powertrain and vehicle engineering laboratories, and the latest advanced design, visualisation and rapid prototyping technologies.

Dr Tim Leverton, head of advanced engineering and product development for Tata Motors, said: “This investment constitutes the next step in Tata Motors’ strategy to develop world class products for its global customers and TMETC plays a significant role in that plan.

“Our teams in India and in the UK complement each other in academic excellence and product experience, and we see the UK as a global hub for innovative and low carbon automotive technologies, which will benefit our customers.”

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