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Jaguar Land Rover to create 150 jobs in the West of Ireland

Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed plans to open a software engineering centre and create 150 jobs in the west of Ireland in 2018.

Working alongside Jaguar Land Rover’s engineering team in the UK, the new facility in Shannon will have an important role to play in the company’s plans for electric and automated driving vehicles.

Jaguar Land Rover has selected Shannon as it is recognised around the world as a centre of excellence for current and future software engineering talent.

Nick Rogers, Executive Director of Product Engineering, said: “Technical innovation lies at the heart of Jaguar Land Rover and our innovation is continuous. The new facility provides an exciting opportunity for us to pioneer future autonomous and electrification technologies.”

“The heart of our business will always be in the UK. The creation of a team in Shannon strengthens our international engineering capabilities and complements our existing team of more than 10,000 engineers based in the UK.”

Supported by the IDA, the Shannon team will start by developing the next generation of electrical architecture as well as exploring advanced driver assistance systems features for future vehicles.

Welcoming the announcement, Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen said:

“This is a great boost for Shannon, Co. Clare and the Midwest Region. Jaguar Land Rover are iconic brands which have endured through innovation and staying ahead of their competitors. This new software engineering centre will bring 150 new high quality jobs to Shannon. The region has much to offer with qualified and talented people and I wish Jaguar Land Rover and its team well in its endeavours.”

Michael Malone
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