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Tata Motors-owned JLR wants to Make in, with, and for India: CEO

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Tata Motors-owned (JLR) has said it plans to harness India's skills and expertise and work towards making advanced vehicles in and for the country.

Speaking at the soft launch of the new in Warwick recently, said the UK-based had grown to become a in the luxury, premium and performance marketplace under the Tata Group's ownership.

"The opportunity for today and tomorrow is to harness India's rich expertise and skill in a new mobility ecosystem. Not just to Make in India, but to Make with and to Make for India," said Speth.

"said 'Make in India' is a lion's step. From the home of the British Jaguar, we encourage and support you in taking this Indian 'lion's step'," he said.

The National Automotive Innovation Centre, a 150-million-pound facility, is dubbed as the largest single automotive facility in Europe, now renamed as in honour of the Indian-origin founder and of the (WMG).

Bhattacharyya said that Tata Motors' specialists have already started working together with academics and experts from WMG to develop the of the future, and that the new centre will become an "innovation hub".

experts noted that autonomous, connected, electrified and shared vehicles will define future mobility, something that has been categorised by the company as Destination Zero zero emissions, zero accidents and zero congestion.

"Collaborations are vital for no company alone can deliver Destination Zero. This is why JLR, Tata and WMG have together now invested 150 million pounds in the largest single in Europe, now officially named as Lord Bhattacharya building," said Speth.

"Ten years ago, (Emeritus) Ratan Tata had the vision to bring into the Tata family. Since then, JLR has grown to become a in the luxury, premium and performance marketplace, an exemplar of British invention and engineering excellence," he added.

The soft launch of the new centre, which took place last week, coincided with a conference jointly hosted by WMG, and (CWLEP) and the Consulate of as part of the and Warwickshire Business Festival.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 21:50 IST