Around 300 jobs will be created at a new DHL logistics facility in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, to support Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR’s) Range Rover Evoque.
The Evoque is produced at JLR’s Halewood, Merseyside plant, the other side of the Mersey estuary from Ellesmere Port.
Logistics provider DHL, which already works with JLR at Halewood where the Evoque is produced, will occupy a new purpose-built facility at Ellesmere Port on the other side of the Mersey estuary.
Specifics on job roles and application processes will be released by DHL in the near future.
Paul Dyer, the firm’s managing director for supply chain automotive services, says: “We are delighted to continue our support for JLR’s ever-growing expansion plans. As the UK’s North West region is fast becoming a major supply chain hub for the automotive industry, this new facility will greatly enhance the next stage of the company's development and future success."
Dr Ralf Speth, chief executive of JLR, adds that the announcements “demonstrate JLR's clear ambition for continued growth” and “commitment to the North-West”.