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Inside the EMC

Summary The result of £500 million of investment, Jaguar Land Rover’s state-of-the-art Engine Manufacturing Centre is home to the Ingenium family of advanced, ultra-efficient petrol and diesel engines.

Ingenium

Ingenium engines deliver outstanding low-end torque, effortless acceleration and class-leading emissions with low fuel consumption. All variants are equipped with high-tech turbochargers that improve performance and reduce emissions. Their modular design enables petrol and diesel engines to share many common components, reducing complexity, raising quality and simplifying manufacturing.

JLR EMC Factory
JLR EMC Factory

Engineering and manufacturing our own engines improves our ability to react to changes in demand and improves our ability to react to changes in legislation and competitive technologies in the future. We believe that with the range of technologies we are investing in, Jaguar Land Rover can absolutely satisfy the often conflicting requirements of delivering engaging high-performance luxury vehicles that reduce our carbon footprint in the long-term.

Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart
Jaguar Land Rover Group Engineering Director
JLR EMC Factory
JLR EMC Factory
Inside the the EMC – The Machining Hall

The Machining Hall is where the very first parts of the engine are made, including the aluminium block, cylinder head and steel crankshaft. The area represents the cutting edge of precision manufacturing technology, utilising 150 state-of-the-art machines across three lines. Everything from assembly robots and lasers to drilling and high-pressure wash machines operate here.

Inside the EMC – The Assembly Hall

This is where the engine goes from a disparate assemblage of components to a finished engine. Approximately 245 separate parts come together to form an engine derivative. The aluminium block, cylinder head and crankshaft move through the zones, each one bolstered by additional components and rigorous testing, before finally joining together. The engine is then cold tested, an eco-friendly procedure that ensures the highest quality standards are met. 

JLR EMC Factory
JLR EMC Factory
Jaguar Land Rover Opens its State-of-the-art Engine Manufacturing Centre
Jaguar Land Rover Opens its State-of-the-art Engine Manufacturing Centre
Built for sustainability

The Engine Manufacturing Centre has been designed with sustainability embedded throughout, and has been awarded a rating of ‘excellent’ by BREEAM for sustainable buildings. The centre has one of the largest rooftop solar panels in the UK, comprising no fewer than 21,000 individual panels. Debris from the manufacturing process is filtered away and prepared for transport off-site. Energy monitoring systems in the plant continually analyse the amount of energy being used and identify opportunities to reduce electricity and gas consumption.

Continued Expansion

Jaguar Land Rover will double the size of its Engine Manufacturing Centre as part of a £450 million expansion, raising total investment to £1 billion, and making it the most significant new automotive manufacturing facility to be built in the UK in the last decade. It is a clear demonstration of the company’s commitment to supporting the UK’s burgeoning manufacturing industry. When operating at full capacity, the Engine Manufacturing Centre will employ 1,400 people with a further 5,500 jobs created in the supply chain.

JLR EMC Factory
JLR EMC Factory