Land Rover : Halewood celebrates production of 250,000th Freelander 2
Land Rover employees at the company’s Halewood manufacturing plant on Merseyside are today celebrating an important milestone achievement − the production of the 250,000th Freelander 2.
Production of the Freelander 2 began in 2007 and, today, the plant’s 250,000th Freelander 2 will be driven off of the line. Land Rover is also celebrating a growing demand for Halewood’s award winning model as retail sales for the popular model are up 22%, year to date (Apr 2010 – Feb 2011) compared with the same 11 month period in 2009/2010.
The 250,000th vehicle is a 2.2 litre TD4 Diesel GS in Fuji White and is destined for a customer who lives in Scotland.
Halewood Operations Director Richard Else, commented: ‘This milestone achievement and the increasing sales for Freelander 2 highlights just how important this vehicle is, not just to Halewood but also for the regional and UK economy − around 70% of Freelanders produced at Halewood are exported overseas. I’d like to thank our flexible and highly skilled workforce and congratulate the Halewood team on this superb achievement.’
[Source: Land Rover UK]