Land Rover has just officially opened its first assembly plant in India at Pune. The facility will assemble the Freelander 2, sourced as completely knocked down (CKD) kits from Halewood, Liverpool, U.K. The Pune factory will be overseered by two experienced manufacturing and quality managers who have moved to India from the UK.
With German competitors already assembling vehicles in the country, JLR plays catch up once again. Hopefully the new management will have the company at least up with the play, if not leading on occasions.