Representatives of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) discussed the possibilities of cooperation on June 27, 2017 at the Technical University of Košice (TUKE).
The meeting was attended by Tony Bainbridge, Business Excellence Manager (Division of innovations, production processes and Industry 4.0), Programme Manager for the investment project and strategy for Slovakia Kamil Kmeč and other team representatives who met with TUKE representatives headed by the Rector of TUKE Prof. Stanislav Kmeť.
On this occasion they also visited the laboratories of the Institute of Automation, Mechatronics and Robotics and the new Prototype Center of the TUKE Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
Jaguar Land Rover continues to lead the automotive industry in the development of advanced lightweight technologies. The new 350,300m² factory will be at the forefront of aluminium manufacturing and engineering expertise in Slovakia. It will manufacture a range of all-new aluminium Jaguar Land Rover vehicles, supporting the company's on-going commitment to deliver high-tech lightweight cars to its customers.
The cooperation between JLR and TUKE can bring new scientific and technological opportunities and, last but not least, will increase students' motivation to study in this field.