Castle Bromwich, West Midlands

Jaguar convertible

The site was first developed as Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory, a shadow factory for the production of aircraft by the car industry as part of the rearmament of the UK in the pre-Second World war era. After initial problems it was brought under the control of aircraft manufacturers and became one of the largest producers of aircraft during the war.

Jaguars have been manufactured at the 112 acre Castle Bromwich site since 1966. A lot of things are changing on site at the moment as JLR invest £300 million on new body shops and other site developments. We are now a state-of-the-art production facility, building high performance, luxury motor vehicles. Over 80% of our vehicles manufactured at our Castle Bromwich facility are exported to 101 markets worldwide, including China, the USA and Europe.

On site we are currently building the XF, XF Sportbrake, XJ, XE and the F-Type. As part of a visit to the factory you can get a real life, first-hand experience of how these vehicles are produced.

Within the newly refurbished Education Business Partnership Centre students can gain valuable insights in to JLR, through the numerous modules that we offer. The students can try programming a robot arm or replicating a production line.