Jaguar Land Rover most trustworthy manufacturer
Jaguar Land Rover has been named the most trustworthy manufacturer in a recent study carried out by information and analytics provider, IHS Automotive.
The SuRe index, established by the company, is an annual study of the automotive supply industry and has, since it began, seen the participation of more than 1,000 senior to middle managers working at automotive suppliers.
HIS Automotive’s index studies five categories: profit potential, trust, pursuit of excellence in 2014, organisation and outlook.
JLR came top in two out of the five categories; profit potential and trustworthiness – the study was particularly impressed with treatment of supplier intellectual property and responsiveness in considering supplier technology.
Areas also assessed also included quality and stability volume planning, price reduction and keeping agreements on price.
Jaguar Land Rover’s overall rating was also the company’s best yet with a score of 602 representing a 11.7 per cent improvement overall on last year and 98 above the average SuRe index rating.
As JLR strives to grow and improve its global business, ensuring its UK supply chain is amongst the most competitive in the world is vital.
Further investment to improve skills, capacity and capability will make sure UK suppliers are able to capitalise on the growth in this evolving sector.
Currently, JLR has more than 2,500 suppliers and helps support an estimated 190,000 jobs in the UK supply chain, dealer network and wider economy.
Head Director of Purchasing at Jaguar Land Rover, Ian Harnett, said, ““Jaguar Land Rover has ambitious plans for growth which will see the introduction of new and refreshed product lines. Our ability to deliver these products to market lies with the ability of our suppliers to deliver quality components in volume.
Adding, “The suppliers’ view is testament to the responsive manner in which we work, and we are proud to have achieved the highest ratings ever in the history of the OEM study on suppliers’ view of Jaguar Land Rover’s long term outlook.”
It’s not just the JLR brand which is coming in for great praise – two Jaguar cars have been nominated for the What Car? Car of the Year Awards
The Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe and XE Saloon are the two models that are up for the top award.
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