The first Range Rover made under new social distancing measures has driven off the production line.
Jaguar Land Rover’s manufacturing plant in Solihull, from which the car was made, had temporarily paused production due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The firm intends to start a phased return to manufacturing with effective social distancing, hygiene and health monitoring measures in place following an extensive review of all production lines, engineering facilities, office areas and communal spaces.
New measures at the plant include temperature checks with thermal cameras, and a two-metre distance between people wherever possible.
Personal Protective Equipment is utilised where safe distancing is not possible, while enhanced cleaning has been adopted at its plants. Jaguar Land Rover is also offering every employee a reusable face visor made by the company.
Production of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles has also resumed at Nitra, Slovakia and Graz, Austria. The Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton, U.K. has also began building Ingenium engines to enable a gradual return to vehicle production.
Small pockets of business-critical activity are also taking place at Castle Bromwich as Jaguar Land Rover prepares for new model year introductions.