Jaguar Land Rover, the UK's leading manufacturer of premium vehicles, has achieved a prestigious 2014 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade, reflecting sustained sales success driven by global exports to over 170 countries.
The award was conferred today, on the birthday of Her Majesty The Queen, in recognition of “outstanding overseas sales growth over the last three years”. Exports account for 80% of all vehicles Jaguar Land Rover produces at its three UK manufacturing plants. Jaguar Land Rover’s largest export regions are mainland Europe, North America and China, together accounting for 60% of all export sales.
Dr. Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO, said of the Queen's Award, "We are delighted and honoured to receive this recognition of Jaguar Land Rover's contribution to British enterprise. Our success is thanks to our dedicated and passionate employees who create exciting vehicles that are in high demand with customers around the world." The company now employs almost 30,000 people globally and this is the third time that the company has been recognised in the annual Queen’s Awards, with Land Rover receiving awards in both 2001 and 2008.