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UK Lear Corporation is putting the finishing touches to a new plant it has built at Halewood, UK, to supply Jaguar Cars with seat modules for the new smaller luxury saloon, code named X400, car due out next year.
The plant will be capable of producing at least 100,000 car seat sets a year and is expected to begin production next February.
The new 76,000[ft.sup.2] facility has been placed adjacent to the former Ford body and assembly plant that is being turned inside out to become a Jaguar operation. Ford is spending $450million (300million [pounds sterling]) on refurbishing the plant to a high standard in addition to the $550million (366million [pounds …